Baked Zucchini Sticks

 Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked zucchini sticks, a great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy zucchini! Perfect as a snack, appetizer or side dish. My daughter Karina loves when I make them, it’s her favorite way to eat zucchini and her only complaint is that I don’t usually enough.

Because it’s zucchini season I thought I would revive these from the archives. I’ve been making this recipe for years, when Karina was younger it was my favorite way to make zucchini because I knew she’s eat them with no complaint. I serve them with warm marinara sauce on the side but that’s totally optional.

Although the recipe is written for four servings, you can easily make this for one or two.


Baked Zucchini Sticks

A great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy zucchini! Perfect as a snack, appetizer or side dish.

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 4 medium (7 oz each) zucchinis, ends trimmed
  • 3 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cups quick marinara sauce for dipping (optional)
 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, place breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cheese and shake well. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Dip zucchini sticks into eggs then into bread crumb and cheese mixture, a few at a time and shake to coat. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top. Bake at 425° for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with 1/2 cup marinara sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 1 zucchini

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 4
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 154
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 327mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 9g

A kid-friendly way to cook zucchini!

Baked Zucchini Sticks