Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce

I have been tying to clear some space in my freezer lately and I came across some marinara sauce that I had made a while ago. It is always nice to have some marinara sauce on hand and it freezes well so I tend to always have some in the freezer. Going through my bookmarks I came across a tasty looking recipe for baked zucchini sticks on For the Love of Cooking that sounded like a tasty way to enjoy the marinara sauce. I liked this recipe because it used courgettes and because they were baked or roasted rather than fried. These baked parmesan crusted zucchini sticks were easy to make and turned out great. They were golden brown and crunchy on the outside and nicely roasted on the inside. The zucchini sticks were tasty by themselves but they were even better when dipped in the marinara sauce.

Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce

A healthy snack of baked zucchini sticks with a crispy cheesy coating. Serve with your favourite marinara sauce for dipping.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pound zucchini, sliced into sticks and patted dry
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
Directions
  1. Mix the bread crumbs, parmigiano reggiano and oregano in a bowl.
  2. Season the zucchini with salt and pepper.
  3. Dip the zucchini in the egg and then dredge in the bread crumb mixture.
  4. Place the zucchini on a baking sheet in a single layer with the skin side down.
  5. Bake in a preheated 425F oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

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93 comments:

MeetaK said...

just brilliant! this would work with several types of veggies. a great idea kevin!

mikky said...

you always come up with something special... great appetizer... :)

pigpigscorner said...

They look crispy and delicious! A great healthy snack!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous idea! That healthy recipe sounds delicious... Perfect!
Cheers,

Rosa

Zesty Cook said...

Yum - These look delicious Kevin. Thanks for sharing. I am so excited to have you part of the ebook.

zesty

Amanda said...

I love healthy indulgences. These look terrific! The combination of crispy zucchini with marinara is making my mouth water. Yum!

Not Another Omnivore said...

Those looks absolutely amazing! One of the other blogs I read is doing Zucchini week, I'll need to share this with her...

NAOmni

VeggieGirl said...

Classic treat - love that they're baked!!

Nirvana said...

This is a great looking appetizer :)

Dawn said...

oh these do look good and full of crunchy topping!

lisaiscooking said...

They look crunchy and delicious! That's a great parmesan crust.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I host Bunco Friday night and I will be making these!
How many do you think 25 wine drinking ladies will eat?

OhioMom said...

I am drooling :) Can't wait till the markets are open with fresh veggies, I imagine this would work for a variety of squashes...yum!

Eliza28 said...

They look amazing!

j & j dish it out said...

OH WOW!!! I also love that they are baked...YUM....thanks!

Debbie said...

What a great evening snack or appetizer!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Kevin you must stay out of my head!! I just made this Tuesday Night and have not posted yet.. But I used Panko Bread crumbs and they were incredible - I found the recipe in Prevention Magazine..I served with ranch dressing and they were incredible!!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

These look delicious, Kevin! A great way to use up leftover marinara!

Joanne said...

This is one of my favorite ways to have zucchini! I'm glad you've discovered it.

Mary Ellen said...

These look great and I love that they are baked!

Jennifer said...

Ummm, I'm pretty sure I am going to make that today! Thanks Kevin!

Sue said...

What a healthy snack or as a side dish to a main meal. I too love the idea of them being baked instead of deep fried.

ttfn300 said...

yum yum :)

Tasty Trends said...

i love zucchini and so i will have to try this! i rarely make zucchini sticks because they are fried!

Koko said...

Yum! These look very nice.

Manggy said...

Perfect combination-- and a perfect snack! :)

zlamushka said...

Kevin,

this looks brilliant :-) love the idea of zucchini sticks. Even though I am vegan now (half-way through my challenge, it is very tempting :-)

duodishes said...

Mmmm, good good. You could really healthify a tempura dish with panko too.

catherine @ www.unconfidentialcook.com said...

Looks yummalicous, as my daughter would say--a good way to get her to eat some vegetables since she loves Parmesan. We make a Parmesan Chicken, which is a real keeper. You can check it out on my brand new blog.

Kirby! said...

I have a favorite recipe very similar to this, except the zucchini are in coins, or "chips." They really are the best-- in my opinion, they taste so much better baked than fried!!

Sophie said...

This looks like a good, tasty appetizer!!! MMMMMMMMM...

Jennifer said...

Kevin,
You have reminded me that I have not made any zucchini sticks for my kids in ages-thanks for soem of the new ideas also.

megan (brooklyn farmhouse) said...

oh wow those look great -super crispy looking! thanks for the recipe!

maggie said...

Just bookmarked—these look so great, and faux-naughty.

Katie said...

One of my favorite things in the world is Fried Zucchini. And these look better and would suit my new diet better.

Sara said...

These look amazing! I love fried zucchini, but I don't love the fat that comes along with it.

Sara said...

that looks fantastic! i love zucchini and this looks like a fun way to serve them. thanks for sharing with us!

creativecarryout said...

I always enjoy your photos and these zucchini sticks look delicious. I just wrote two blogs about zucchini too - both breads though, so this is a nice change.
Thanks for the recipe.
Michelle
http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

biz319 said...

YEP! Definitely making these this weekend. I heart zucchini.

Thanks for yet another GREAT recipe Kevin!

cakewardrobe said...

Yummy!

Maya said...

Kevin, i just made some marinara sauce from the tomatoes that i canned last summer. I have stashed in the freezer. Great idea!

Rita said...

Hum, this sounds really good, I love that they are baked, versus fried. I wonder if they get mushy inside though.

penniesonaplatter said...

I love that they're baked. Yum!

Pam said...

Thanks for the shout out Kevin. I really need to make these again - yours look AMAZING!

Diana said...

I saw the picture of these on tastespotting and couldn't resist clicking through -- they look absolutely scrumptious! I wish I had some marinara in my freezer for these guys! Definitely going to need to try them soon though.

Hayley said...

This is one of my favorite snacks. I saw Giada make it a few years ago, and have been hooked ever since. Yours look great!

Maria said...

I wish I had these sticks to munch on now! they look fantastic!

Marie-Ève said...

I think I'm drooling.

MaryBeth said...

As we all know I am not a fan of veggies, however I think I could really get into these.

Jan said...

I remember seeing these on Pam's blog and thought they looked fabulous, as do yours. Great job, Kevin

Lisa said...

Oh, this does sound good. What a fine way to enjoy zucchini.

Elra said...

Delectable idea (can I say that)?, anyway what I mean is, that's such an awesome idea, worth trying Kevin.
Cheers,
Elra

Paula said...

I remember these from Pam's amazing blog. Yours look terrific. I bet they had great crunch!

Mrs Ergül said...

look at those crumbs! It will nice for a party by using a few different types of vegetables. it will be great party food!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Delicious and healthy with the veggies. And Baked too! This is a fantastic snack, love it!

Chef Fresco said...

my Aunt has a recipe just like this, so delicious! I think we'll have to try to make these too!

Megan said...

those look simply delicious!!!

Grace said...

i love that these are baked and so thoroughly breaded (and cheesed). great snack, kevin!

Soma said...

what a wonderful idea! this is one versatile recipe. I think I could use any vegetable to make the sticks. My kids are going to love this too.

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

Great, a new zucchini recipe to add to my repertoir. I've been making the same zucchini pancakes (posted on my blog) again and again and again... Thanks.

Deseree said...

These look yummy!! I recently found "for the love of cooking" and I love it but I hadn't come across this recipe yet. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, it looks like yours turned out great!

Pam said...

Bookmarking this for in the summer when it will be needed!

Jaime said...

i know this is good b/c i made the same thing, but in "coins" :)

Psychgrad said...

I love For the Love of Cooking - her food always looks delicious. This recipe is no exception.

finsmom said...

These look awesome! I can't wait to try them! Great pics and site!

Holler said...

They look really good! I like the fact that you have baked them rather than frying them.

Katrina said...

One of my favorite indulgences at the restaurant Carrabbas is zucchini frites. To die for. But very fried in oil. These look like an awesome way to still have the zucchini and not feel so guilty. Thanks, Kevin.

Colleen said...

I am having friends over for pizza on Saturday and this will make a perfect appetizer!

Amelia said...

This looks so good, makes me want to head to the store right now and get some zucchinis. My little boys would love this; and I love that they're baked!

Jamie said...

Wowee do these look fabulous!

Gina said...

I make these all the time! My daughter loves them!

Katerina said...

They are amazing!!!
So tasty!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

TYVM these are awesome! I love zucchini sticks and love that I can do them healthy and baked instead of fried.

Jen Lisaferrer Kui
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cinnamonquill said...

I just bought two giant zucchini and this will be a perfect way to use them up! Yesssss!

Snooty Primadona said...

OMG! How in the world did I miss this post? These look so delicioso! I can hardly wait to get it together & give this recipe a try! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sparrows Blog said...

This looks SO good. I am making this ASAP! :D

Dave P said...

Made these tonight. Even the zucchini repulsed better half gobbled them down. Turned out much better than I expected

LV said...

I just tried this recipe out tonight and it was really really good. And I love your oven roasted tomato sauce too, it's so easy!
If anyone else is planning to make them - don't be afraid of making A LOT. I cooked up 3 medium sized zucchini, and I wish I had put in the 4th. And that was dinner for only two people. They went fast.

Francelle said...

Looks great! Seems easy to make, too. I'm serving this as an appetizer on Christmas eve. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe and I thought Id share with you my recipe.
I mix some yoghurt with a little olive oil, thyme, oregano and rosemary, sometimes i add some chilli powder too. I dip the zucchini in this mixture, then in the parmiggiano / bred crumbs one, then it all goes in the oven. Last time I sliced the zucchini as it seemed to go more quickly then turning into sticks. I think i like the sliced version better.

Great blog!


Roxy

Charles said...

These will be tried very soon - perhaps tonight. Thanks

Anonymous said...

These came together so fast and tasted as good as they looked.
Thanks!
Teresa in California

srividhya Ravikumar said...

It looks delicious and awesome

Tran said...

I tried this tonight and used mushrooms along with zucchinis and they turned out great. Yum! Thanks!

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Making these tonight... they are actually in the oven as we speak, can't wait to try them!

saveur said...

I made this is Asiago, but had to up the breadcrumbs to get it to stick better. I also added smoked paprika which added a really nice smokey flavour to the sticks. Yum!

i wrote about it here:
http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/asiago-crusted-baked-zucchini-sticks/

Lisa said...

I just discovered your blog and I'm so excited to branch out and try your recipes! This is the first recipe I've tested. The result? AMAZING. Of course mine didn't turn out exactly like the ones in your picture but still delicious! Thanks for the new recipe!

Team Schwartz said...

I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious! Can't wait to make them for family and friends. Thanks for the recipe! Look forward to making many more of your recipes in the near future.

Anonymous said...

I made these last night. They turned out great! I didn't have the reggiano (sp?) cheese, so I used a mixture of parmesan and mozzarella and whole wheat breadcrumbs. The bread crumbs stayed on surprisingly well. I also heated up a homemade slow-cooker marinara sauce (recipe from budget bytes website). It tasted outstanding together! This is definitely a good substitute for fried pickles!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin, I made a similar recipe yesterday and we were disappointed the zucchini sticks did not come out crispier, more like potato fries. So I looked for another recipe and will try this one from your blog; they look very tasty! Maybe it is just the nature of zucchini to be a little less crisp unless you fry it, and the whole point of what we tried to make was to avoid frying. Thanks for another fun recipe to try! -Beverly

Anonymous said...

Can you do this with Sweet Potatoes? I just love so many of your recipes!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Sweet potatoes are fabulous like this! Enjoy!

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