Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked Zucchini Sticks
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Baked Zucchini Sticks
Kelly Hunt
Baked Zucchini Sticks

OK, so I have a serious obsession with anything breaded — breaded cheese, breaded chicken, breaded onion rings. Mmm, it just makes everything taste that much better. So why not zucchini?

I wanted to make a healthier version without all the butter and oil that is required when deep-frying these babies. Baked is the way to go people! I added a hint of Parmesan to the Italian breadcrumbs and these tasted absolutely amazing.
 

4
Servings
54
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3  Tablespoons  Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2  Tablespoons  grated Parmesan
  • egg white
  • 1  Teaspoon  skim milk
  • large zucchini, quartered lengthwise, then halved (about 16 sticks)
  • 1/3  Cup  marinara sauce, warmed

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 

Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a shallow dish. Combine the egg white and milk in another dish and beat with a fork until well blended.

 

Dip each zucchini stick first into the breadcrumb mixture, then into the egg white mixture, allowing excess to drip back into the dish. Roll again in the crumb mixture to coat.

 

Place the zucchini sticks on the baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
109mg
11%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
77mg
11%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
220mg
15%
Water
25g
1%

Baked Zucchini Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Baked Zucchini Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

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