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Zucchini in Air Fryer

9 Healthy Zucchini in Air Fryer  Recipes 

When it comes to Zucchini in Air Fryer recipes, a vegetable that’s often overlooked. But it’s time to give this nutritious veggie the spotlight!

Nevertheless, we’ll be privileged and honored to share some creative ways to incorporate zucchini into your air fryer meals. 

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From savory dishes to sweet treats, there’s something for everyone. So, get ready to think outside the box with these unique and delicious zucchini recipes. 

Healthy Zucchini in Air Fryer  Recipes 

Enjoy these 9 tasty and nutritious recipes that will turn this humble vegetable into the star of your next meal:

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1. Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips

Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips
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Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips

Prepare zucchini for a tasty journey by cutting it into thin, delicate slices. Gently coat these slices in olive oil, ensuring they are glistening with goodness. 

Season to taste, allowing it to blend with the natural flavors of the zucchini. Then, marvel as they dance in the air fryer, eventually crisping up to perfection. Here is a simple recipe for you to try:

Ingredients: 

  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 medium zucchini about 1 lb. total weight
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan dry-grated (not shredded)

Recipe: 

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with olive oil.

Cut the zucchini into 18-inch rounds. 1 teaspoon kosher salt should be sprinkled over the slices. Place the salted zucchini in a washbasin colander and set aside for 30 minutes at room temperature. 

This should remove part of the water. After 30 minutes, use paper towels to rinse and blot dry the zucchini slices. 

Arrange the zucchini slices on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Olive oil should be sprayed over them. 15 minutes in the oven.

Take the baking sheet out of the oven. Sprinkle the remaining 14 teaspoons of kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and grated Parmesan over the zucchini pieces. It is not necessary to flip the courgette.

Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the zucchini slices are golden and crisp.

2. Zucchini Fries 

Zucchini Fries 
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Zucchini Fries 

Slice zucchini into thin sticks like fries, ready for a tasty transformation. Gently coat these sticks in a delicate breading or a tantalizing seasoning, ensuring that every inch is loaded with flavor. 

As they begin their air-frying trip, their excitement grows until they achieve the peak of perfection—a golden brown exterior with an addictive crunch. You try this awesome recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchini about 1½ lbs.
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Recipe:  

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Wash the zucchini and cut it into fries (skin on).

Combine Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, olive oil, pepper, and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside after thoroughly mixing.

In a shallow bowl, combine the egg and milk. Combine the flour and garlic powder in a third dish.

Dip each zucchini fry into the flour mixture, then into the egg mixture, and finally into the breadcrumb mixture. Press the crumbs onto the zucchini.

Place the zucchini sticks on the prepared baking sheet. 14-18 minutes, or until the crust is crisp.

Serve with chipotle mayonnaise or your preferred dipping sauce.

3. Stuffed Zucchini Boats 

Stuffed Zucchini Boats 
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Stuffed Zucchini Boats 

Carve out the centers of zucchini halves to provide a vessel for a mix of savory pleasures. Within.

Imagine a medley of brilliant vegetables, healthy quinoa, or lean ground turkey seasoned to perfection. Before entering the air fryer, this savory refuge is crowned with a sprinkle of cheese. Here’s a beautiful recipe to try: 

Ingredient: 

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • cooking spray

Recipe: 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking spray a large rectangular baking dish.

Trim the stem ends of the courgette after cutting it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh of the zucchinis using a spoon.

Sprinkle the zucchini shells with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Put the zucchini in a baking dish.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Cook the sausage for 4-5 minutes, breaking it up with a spatula.

Cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until the onion is softened. Cook for 30 seconds after adding the garlic.

Salt and pepper the banger and veggie combination.

Bring the marinara sauce to a simmer in the pan and boil for 5 minutes.

Fill the zucchini shells evenly with the meat mixture, then top with the shredded cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes until the zucchini is soft and the cheese is golden brown.

Serve garnished with parsley.

4. Zucchini Parmesan Crisps 

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps 
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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps 

Before air-frying the zucchini rounds, cover them generously with a delicious mixture of breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. 

Watch in awe as these rounds change into crispy, cheese-infused delicacies. Each bite reveals a flavorful mix of crispy exteriors and the savory tang of parmesan. 

Ingredient:  

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Panko*
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced to 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Recipe: 

In a large cast iron skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

Set aside Panko and Parmesan in a large mixing dish.

Working in stages, coat zucchini rounds in flour, then in eggs, and last in the Panko mixture, pressing to coat.

Cook, 5 or 6 at a time, until the courgette rounds are equally brown and crispy, about 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. After that, you can serve immediately.

5. Zucchini Tater Tots 

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Zucchini Tater Tots 

Grate the zucchini finely, then combine it with the breadcrumbs, cheese, and herbs to make a delicious mixture. 

Forming this mixture into cute tots, place them in the air fryer for a dazzling golden hue and delightful crunch. You can try this easy recipe for yourself

Ingredient: 

  • 2 cups grated zucchini about 2 zucchinis
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Ketchup for serving

Recipe: 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Fill a kitchen towel halfway with grated zucchini and press away any extra moisture. Remove the liquid. After the liquid is squeezed out, it should be 1 cup packed.

Place the dried zucchini in a medium mixing basin. Combine the egg, cheese, panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and onion powder in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then stir until the mixture comes together.

Form about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into small ovals, similar to tater tots. This recipe yields roughly 16 servings.

Bake the tater tots on a prepared baking sheet for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until golden.

Serve with ketchup or other dipping sauce while still heated.

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6. Zucchini Fritters 

Zucchini Fritters
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Zucchini Fritters

Add to grated zucchini with eggs, flour, and various aromatic herbs to create a flavor explosion. 

Form these tasty mixes into neatly shaped patties that are ready to be transformed in the air fryer. Here’s an easy recipe for you to try: 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound zucchini, about 3 medium
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups chopped scallions, about 1 bunch
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2¼ cups panko breadcrumbs, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Avocado oil, for the pan
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Tartar Sauce or Creamy Dill Sauce, for serving

Recipe:

Grate the zucchini using a box grater with big holes. Squeeze off excess damp using a kitchen towel.

Whisk the eggs in a large mixing dish. Add the zucchini, scallions, garlic, dill, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to taste. Add 112 cup panko, followed by the flour, and fold to incorporate. Set aside the remaining 34-cup panko on a shallow plate.

Warm a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Form the zucchini mixture into 14 to 16 thin patties using a 14-cup measuring cup. Place each in the reserved panko and coat thoroughly. 

Although the mixture may appear loose at this point, the patties will firm up as they cook. Grease the skillet generously. 

Cook the patties in batches for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until nicely browned. Drain on a paper towel-lined dish or baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the sauce.

7. Zucchini Pizza Bites 

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Zucchini Pizza Bites 

Lay down zucchini slices as the base, then generously spread marinara sauce on top, sprinkle with cheese, and cover with your favorite pizza toppings. 

Place this savory mixture into the air fryer and wait for the magic to happen. What results is a low-carb marvel—a pizza substitute that’s both nutritional and tasty. You can try this simple recipe at home: 

Ingredients:    

  • 2 large zucchini
  • ½ cup low-carb pizza or tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • pizza toppings as desired

Recipe: 

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside a baking pan lined with foil.

Slice the zucchini 14″ thick and place it on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Pizza sauce, oregano, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings go on top of the zucchini slices.

Bake for 5 minutes, or until the zucchini is soft. Broil for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and melted.

8. Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) 

Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) 
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Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) 

Using a spiralizer, create narrow, noodle-like spirals from zucchini. Drizzle olive oil over these green strands and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

These zucchini noodles transform into a delicious, healthier option for classic spaghetti in just a few minutes in the air fryer. Here’s a tasty recipe for you: 

Ingredient: 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 tbsp parmesan, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Recipe:  

Place the zucchini on the spiralizer after removing the ends. Spiralize the zucchini to make zucchini noodles.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Sauté for 30 seconds after adding the garlic. 

Toss in the zucchini noodles for one minute, just to warm them through, then remove from the fire. 

Add the grated parmesan, salt, and pepper to taste, and toss them in the pan again before serving. 

9. Zucchini and Chickpea Balls 

Zucchini and Chickpea Balls 
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Zucchini and Chickpea Balls 

Combine zucchini, chickpeas, and a fragrant spice blend. Form this tasty mixture into small, spherical balls. Watch as they sizzle in the air fryer and turn into golden, crispy nibbles. 

These protein-rich orbs make a tempting appetizer or snack, with a delicious crunch that will keep you coming back for more. Here’s a simple recipe to try for yourself: 

Ingredient: 

  • 1 400g can chickpeas drained and mashed with a fork (NB do not blend, it will become too sloppy)
  • 200 g grated courgettes or baby marrows (1 large courgette) as much of the moisture squeezed out as possible (use your hands or a clean tea towel)
  • 100 g grated carrots (1 medium carrot)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a few grinds of black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary or 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, very finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  • OPTIONAL 1 feta cheese round, crumbled

Recipe: 

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (180 degrees Celsius with the fan on).

In a large mixing basin, combine all of the ingredients. Begin with the chickpeas, mashing them with a fork in a mixing dish before adding the remaining ingredients. If you don’t squeeze the water out of the courgettes, your finished product will be flimsy.

Form the batter into balls using your hands or a tiny ice cream scoop, place on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes (until golden brown).

Serve! They’re great in a dish with grilled vegetables, fresh herbs or leaves, whole-grain bread, and tzatziki or simple Greek yogurt.

Conclusion 

Great right? Zucchini is a versatile and nutritious vegetable that can be used in a variety of delicious air fryer recipes. 

So, get creative with your air fryer and explore the many possibilities with zucchini. From savory dishes to sweet treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

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