Lemon Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Zucchini Sticks

Are you ready for some football?! We are! Our Missouri Tigers made a victorious debut last night during their first game as a part of the SEC. We are super excited to have moved to the southeastern part of the country; we’ll be able to watch our Tigers without having to pay extra for a random cable channel!

Our friends from church gave us a HUGE zucchini from their friend’s garden. I mean, huge. Three dishes huge. The whole thing didn’t even fit in the picture.

With this zucchini, we made zucchini sticks, zucchini muffins, and zucchini lasagna. Zucchini sticks are a great appetizer to serve when it’s gameday. They’re crunchy, savory, finger friendly, and easy to make. Instead of deep frying the sticks, we went the healthier route by baking them, and also used whole wheat flour to dredge.

They are best served fresh from the oven with a little marinara sauce or ranch for dipping. Enjoy, and… GO TIGERS!


3 zucchini (or half of one monster zucchini)

1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Zest of 1 lemon

2 eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 425°. Cut zucchini into finger-sized sticks and set aside.

Combine bread crumbs, parmesan, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse a few times until ingredients are well mixed.  Place crumbs in a medium sized bowl.

Create an assembly line, first with the zucchini, then a bowl of the beaten eggs, then the crumb mixture, and finally, two baking sheets that have been covered with non-stick spray. Coat each zucchini in the eggs, then cover throughly with the crumb mixture, and set each stick on a pan.

Bake sticks for 14 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown, then flip and bake an additional 14 minutes. Serve hot.

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Comments (6)

  • omg i love zucchini sticks! i make them all the time…sort of like healthy french fries 🙂

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Yes! They ARE like healthy french fries! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stephanie 5 years ago Reply

    Ohhh, these look wonderful!! Love the addition of lemon too!

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Thanks, Stephanie! Yes- the lemon gives it a nice extra zing!

  • Leah 5 years ago Reply

    Thanks for sharing! My boyfriend and I get mega zucchini from his parents’ garden all the time – we’ve made baked zucchini sticks before, but we haven’t found a recipe we both really enjoy. We’ll definitely give yours a try!
    PS: Is that marinara sauce to dip the zucchini in? I thought I was the only one who did that 😛

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Hey Leah! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I totally understand that finding recipes that you both like can be tricky. We’ve been there many times! And yes- we love dipping these in marinara sauce or ranch. Yum!

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