Oven Fried Zucchini Chips with Basil Dipping Sauce

To make these ‘chips’ sliced zucchini is dredged in milk and coated with a seasoned Parmesan and bread crumb mixture then oven-fried to a lovely shade of golden brown. Crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle, they are an excellent stand-in for french fries or onion rings.

The cool basil dipping sauce is the perfect complement to the hot chips! It’s rich and creamy with a sweet pop of basil that is also good on burgers.

Last summer was the first time I fully embraced eating zucchini. My entire life I had run away from it under the guise I didn’t like it.

Turns out I love zucchini!

The problem was I never had it in a way other than soggy. There’s a fine line separating perfectly cooked from overcooked, mushy zucchini. It’s fussy. And kind of delicate. But so versatile being used successfully in both savory and sweet dishes.

Even my Dad who insists to this very day that he hates zucchini ate these with gusto!

They’re totally addicting.

Make extra.

Oven Fried Zucchini Chips with Basil Dipping Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 2-3 servings

Oven Fried Zucchini Chips with Basil Dipping Sauce

Zucchini rounds coated in parmesan panko crumbs and baked to a crispy, golden brown. A healthy replacement for fries or onion rings.


non-stick cooking spray
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup milk
2 small zucchini cut in 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup Sour Cream
3 tablespoons mayonnaise (like Hellmann’s)
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 scallion, chopped
1/2 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Spray a large oven-proof wire rack with non-stick spray and set on a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk together bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt, onion powder and pepper in a medium bowl. Place milk in a separate shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk then in breadcrumb mixture patting the crumbs on. Place slices on wire rack. Repeat until all are coated.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile make the dipping sauce by pulsing all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor.
  5. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.


Adapted from Cooking Light

Dipping Sauce adapted from Melissa D'Arabian



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  1. Kathleen P says

    This recipe is amazing!! I have fallen in love with zucchini this last year and have now found yet another way to make it absolutely delicious! And don’t even get me started on how great the basil dipping sauce is! Pinterest directed me over to your site and this was a wonderful find. I blogged my experience with these awesome chips at:


    Thanks for sharing this recipe and your blog now has another follower!!

  2. Amanda1155 says

    I didn’t have a wire rack so I just placed them on a cookie sheet and flipped them half-way through the baking time. They turned out pretty fabulous in my opinion!

  3. Lois Lim says

    Hello!! I just found your blog and I am absolutely drooling over this recipe! I featured it on my blog with a direct link to your blog on the image :) Delish!

  4. Brittainyhall says

    Mine are in the oven now…can't wait to try them. I dont have the ingredients for the basil dipping sauce but I guess I can try dipping them in a little ranch this time! =) Can't wait to try them! 

  5. BrandiMamaKnowsItAll says

    I'm getting ready to make these right now!! So excited because they look so yummy!

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