With the winter months coming up, we all crave a satisfying and warm snack right out of the oven that won't be hundreds of calories (I'm talking about you cookies and frozen appetizers).

These breaded zucchini sticks don't take an Iron Chef to make, are an easy snack for people of any age and won't take hours to make.

Baked Breaded Zucchini Sticks

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:3
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini or 2-3 medium ones
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup mayonaisse optional
  • 1/4 buffalo sauce optional
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • salt & pepper to taste
Photo by Brianna Sutherland
Photo by Brianna Sutherland

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Coat it lightly with cooking spray.

Step 2

Take the zucchini and cut it into small, 4-inch pieces about the same thickness as a french fry. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
Photo by Brianna Sutherland
Photo by Brianna Sutherland

Step 3

Set up the olive oil in one bowl, and mix the bread crumbs, salt/pepper, cheese and garlic in another bowl right next to it.
Photo by Brianna Sutherland
Photo by Brianna Sutherland

Step 4

Coat the zucchini sticks first in the olive oil, then in the bread crumb mixture (this is the perfect step to let kids participate in if they're helping you out).
Photo by Brianna Sutherland
Photo by Brianna Sutherland

Step 5

Place the sticks about an inch apart on the baking sheet skin-side down.
Photo by Brianna Sutherland
Photo by Brianna Sutherland

Step 6

Bake the sticks for about 20 minutes or until golden brown, checking on them and flipping them if necessary.

Step 7

If you would like, mix the hot sauce and mayo to make a creamy and spicy dipping sauce. Serve the breaded sticks up on a plate and enjoy!
Photo by Brianna Sutherland
Photo by Brianna Sutherland