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Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips with Greek Yogurt Ranch

by flavorthemoments on August 22, 2013

crispy baked zucchini chips with greek yogurt ranch

Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips with Greek Yogurt Ranch is oven baked zucchini with crispy, parmesan panko crumbs and a guilt-free Greek yogurt ranch.  This is the healthy way to snack, and it appeals to even the pickiest eaters! 

crispy baked zucchini chips with greek yogurt ranch

I have loved zucchini since I was a youngster.  It didn’t matter if it was baked into the breads my mom used to bake or if it was served as a side dish with dinner.  These days, I get it from the farmer’s market weekly so that I can grill it, roast it, or eat it raw in salads or dipped in ranch.  I’ll eat it any which way you slice it.  :smile:

crispy baked zucchini chips with greek yogurt ranch

I’ve made oven baked zucchini chips before, but it’s been a long time.  My kids didn’t even balk at it, so I knew I needed to bring it back on the menu.  I sliced the zucchini into 1/4″ rounds, dipped them in milk, then into a parmesan-panko bread crumb mixture.   I may add that I was VERY generous with the bread crumb mixture.  Just look at all that crispiness.  Oh yeah.

crispy baked zucchini chips with greek yogurt ranch

I nearly gobbled all of these babies up…it was hard not to.  That parmesan cheese gave the breadcrumbs a salty, nutty flavor that was irresistible.  I added quite a bit of cayenne pepper to my breadcrumbs, which made them a bit spicy.  The cool Greek yogurt ranch was a fabulous contrast, and was a dipping delight.  I will definitely be making these again in the very near future.  :smile:

crispy baked zucchini chips with greek yogurt ranch

Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips with Greek Yogurt Ranch

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips with Greek Yogurt Ranch

Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips with Greek Yogurt Ranch is oven baked zucchini with crispy, parmesan panko crumbs and a guilt-free Greek yogurt ranch. This is the healthy way to snack, and it appeals to even the pickiest eaters!

Ingredients

For the Zucchini Chips:

3 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4" rounds

1/2 cup low fat or non fat milk

3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use less if you don't want them spicy!)

For the Greek yogurt ranch:

1 cup 2% Chobani Greek yogurt

1/3 cup low fat or non fat milk

3 teaspoons white balsamic or white wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

2 green onions, white and green parts, finely chopped

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place an oven proof wire rack over a large rimmed baking sheet and spray it generously with cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and stir well to combine.

Dip the zucchini rounds into milk, then coat each round generously with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the rounds on the prepared wire rack. Bake for 20 minutes or until nice and golden brown.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, vinegar, and garlic. Add salt and pepper, to taste, then stir in the green onions. Serve with the zucchini chips and enjoy!

Notes

Ranch dressing adapted from Cooking with Curls Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Zucchini Chip recipe from Flavor the Moments.

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Monet August 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

These look just delicious! Healthy, flavorful and easy. What a great appetizer or after-school snack. Thank you for sharing!

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flavorthemoments August 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Thank you, Monet! They’re very easy and so fun to eat.

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Ashley August 23, 2013 at 5:23 am

I’m so right there with you – I loveeee zucchini! I need to make zucchini chips though! That crispy topping looks pretty awesome : ) Happy Friday!!

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flavorthemoments August 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

Thanks, Ashley, and I know you would love these! Have a great weekend!!

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Andj August 23, 2013 at 8:09 am

I always dip my zucchini fries in ranch so I looove this healthier version. All those spices in the panko sound delicious!

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flavorthemoments August 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

The cool ranch really helped tame the spicy breadcrumbs. Gotta have ranch with these right?!

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flavorthemoments August 23, 2013 at 10:14 am

This is such a fun way to eat veggies, and to get the kids to eat them, too!

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Ash-foodfashionparty August 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

Seen em’ around, haven’t gotten to making these babies. A perfect little idea.

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Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion August 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

Such a great idea to add the breadcrumbs! I love baked zucchini. I usually make them chip style, sliced very thin with parmesan cheese but I am totally trying this way too.

Have a great weekend!
xo Jackie

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flavorthemoments August 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love the sound of your way, and I will try that next time! I just love these things. You have yourself a great weekend too, Jackie!

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Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies August 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

These sound great! I have trouble getting my BF to eat his veggies, but I think breaded and dipped in a healthy ranch will get him on board :)

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flavorthemoments August 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

My son is very picky about veggies, but he’ll eat anything with a crispy breadcrumb exterior! It’s one way to get non-veggie lovers to eat more. Have a great day, Kelly!

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Consuelo @ Honey & Figs August 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Aw, how good do these look? So crispy and tasty, I need to make them soon! What a wonderful idea for a healthy snack ;-)

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flavorthemoments August 23, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Nothing like crispy, golden spicy breadcrumbs to make veggies more appetizing, right? I have a picky veggie eater in my house, so these definitely help!

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Jamie@Milk N Cookies August 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

These look like the perfect summer snack. Parmesan is one of my favorite ingredients b/c is adds a lot of flavor without a ton of extra calories. I was so excited when I saw that we still have a few zucchinis left from our CSA so I can try making these. Yum!

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flavorthemoments August 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I love Parmesan for that reason too — salty & nutty flavor, plus it helps get those breadcrumbs crispy, too! Glad you have some zucchini left!

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Claire @ A Little Claireification August 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

Marcie these look AMAZING. I have zucchini in the fridge and we are going to make these tonight! Yum!
Thanks so much for sharing your great dishes at our “Best Of The Weekend Party”! Pinning all to our party board and this to another big board too!
Have a great weekend!
xo

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flavorthemoments August 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thank you, Claire! Have a great day!

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Julie Corbisiero August 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Hi, these look so good. I made them but by frying them. I will try and bake them next time. I saw it at best of the weekend.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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flavorthemoments August 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I’ll bet these are so good fried as well! Thanks for stopping by Julie…I’d love to hear what you think about the zucchini baked vs. fried!

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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker August 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm

These look incredible Marice. I adore all things zucchini and love that this is crispy baked with some ranch sauce. Delicious!

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flavorthemoments August 25, 2013 at 3:56 am

I can’t get enough zucchini, so this is a fun way to change it up. Thanks, Anne!

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks August 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables. I love it grilled, sauteed, fried and I’m sure I’d love it crispy baked! Loving your recipe and your yogurt ranch. Pinned!

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flavorthemoments August 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

You and me both…zucchini any way you slice it! Thanks for the pin, Julie!

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Julie Corbisiero August 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Hi Marcie, I am now following all your Pinterest boards and on twitter! I hope that you will follow me back too! I look forward to trying more of your recipes and you might like mine! :0)
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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flavorthemoments August 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Hi Julie! I would love to follow you back! I will check out your Pinterest boards ASAP!

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Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen August 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Zucchini is a favorite of mine too! Love that you’ve made a healthy zucchini chip. The bowl with the dip is so beautiful!

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flavorthemoments August 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I love coming up with new ways to eat veggies! Thx – the bowl is from Anthropologie.

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Chobani August 27, 2013 at 7:56 am

Lookin’ good, Marcie! Great way to enjoy the last few weeks of summer zucchini. :)

Amy @ Chobani

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flavorthemoments August 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

It sure was, Amy! Thanks!

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Jocelyn@BruCrew Life August 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I tried zucchini chips not too long ago, but mine didn’t turn out this pretty! ;) I will have to try the, out again using this ranch recipe for sure!!

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flavorthemoments August 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I usually have trouble getting them to brown, but I think the Parmesan cheese and shot of cooking spray over the top worked better than butter! I was so lazy that day I didn’t even want to melt butter for the topping. Lol

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Jen Nikolaus September 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I am LOVING this recipe, Marcie!! I want to try it for my boys! I love your blog, it’s my first time visiting and I’m following you now on FB, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. So excited to keep up with you and your blog! Stop by my blog if you get the chance! Pinning this recipe now!

~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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flavorthemoments September 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

Welcome, Jen — so glad you found me! I love healthy food, so I will definitely be stopping by your blog today. Can’t wait!

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Maria September 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Made the zucchini chips for dinner and they were good . Did not care for the yogurt dressing- was very bland.

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flavorthemoments September 3, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I’m sorry you didn’t care for the dressing. While the dressing is like a Ranch, it certainly isn’t like a bottled dressing. You could certainly spice it up a bit more, but it’s definitely personal preference. Thanks for your input!

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Samantha @ Five Heart Home September 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm

YUM! We love zucchini rounds baked with parmesan, but I can only imagine that the Panko crumbs make these 10 times better! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to get veggies into my kids… :)

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flavorthemoments September 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

You and I both are looking for ways to entice our kids into eating more veggies! Thanks for stopping by, Samantha!

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Sarah & Arkadi November 27, 2013 at 5:11 pm

These chips look so delish! Great recipe! Thanks!
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flavorthemoments November 27, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Thank you! I certainly hope you enjoy them as much as I did. :)

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea February 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Wow that is one of the more unique treatments of zucchini that I have seen in a while.
Well done. What a great appetizer.

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flavorthemoments February 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm

This is one of my favorite fun ways to eat zucchini, plus my kids love it like this, too! Thanks, Carol! :)

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