These crispy, golden-brown Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are the perfect guilt-free alternative to traditional fries. Coated in a flavorful blend of parmesan cheese and spices, then air-fried to perfection, these zucchini fries are bursting with savory goodness.

Light, healthy, and incredibly easy to make, they’re perfect for dipping in your favorite sauces or enjoying on their own. Whether you’re looking for a tasty appetizer, a side dish, or a wholesome snack, our Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are sure to become your new go-to favorite!

Zucchini fries, crispy and golden brown with herbs on top. Two slices of lemon.

Every year, I take pleasure in growing zucchini in my vegetable garden. The plant takes off quickly, and before you know it, you are harvesting an abundance of zucchini that you cannot keep up with.

For this reason, I try to come up with many ways to use up zucchini because, to be plain honest, I get sick of it halfway through the season. For the record, I grow a lot of zucchini and give some away too.

My go-to recipe is simple: zucchini sautéed with oil and oregano. If I have some mushrooms to cook alongside the zucchini, that’s even better. Over the years, however, I have made some other favorites, such as zucchini boats stuffed with ground beef, a lovely zucchini cake made with almond flour that’s delicious served with tea, and zoodles (a.k.a. zucchini noodles!) which never get old!

I am very excited to be adding this air fryer zucchini recipe to the repertoire!

ingredients to make air fryer zucchini fries (no breading!)

  1. fresh zucchini – about 2-3 depending on the size. If possible choose zucchinis that are similar in size.
  2. olive oil – to help the spices stick, also to provide with a golden crust.
  3. spices – garlic powder, paprika and Italian blend plus salt and pepper to add flavor.
  4. parmesan cheese – add a bit of saltiness and flavor, it’s the perfect finish to the zucchini fries.

how to make zucchini fries in air fryer

  • Cut the zucchini in half, then each half into (about) six fries. Arrange the zucchini fries in air fryer basket.
  • In a small bowl whisk the oil and seasoning.
  • Brush the seasoning mix onto zucchini fries, on all sides.
  • Top fries with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Cook in air fryer at 450F degrees for 10 minutes.

what to serve these zucchini fries with

You can serve these delicious zucchini fries with air fryer steak tips, air fryer Picanha steak or skirt steak, just like you would serve French fries.

They will also be delicious with my shrimp salad sandwich or salmon cakes, which are such a summery and refreshing lunch and these zucchini fries will be the perfect side.

I also have this thing where I like to eat something warm alongside a salad (is it just me?) and I am sure these veggie fries will be so yummy with my quinoa tabbouleh salad or my super popular quinoa chickpea salad.

Make sure the zucchini fries are cut about the same size so they cook evenly. Also, one zucchini yield about 12 fries, so plan accordingly!

How do you keep zucchini from getting soggy when frying?

Pat dry the zucchini prior to cooking and don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket so they crisp up.

How to keep zucchini crisp when cooking?

The secret to making crispy zucchini is cooking at high temperature like 450°F air fryer or oven. Roasting zucchini at a high temperature helps develop browning and a slight char on the outside, which keeps it from getting soggy

How can I enhance the flavor of zucchini?

Season zucchini with garlic powder, paprika, Italian spices, oregano, red pepper flakes, or your favorite mix of seasoning, it’s totally up to you, but don’t be shy on the spices.

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air fryer zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

by Silvia Dunnirvine
Prep: 12 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 3 small zucchini cut into fries
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp salt, pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Cut the zucchini in half, then each half into (about) six fries. Arrange the zucchini fries in air fryer basket. You will need to cook this in batches.
    zucchini fries
  • In a small bowl whisk the oil and seasoning.
    Zucchini fries
  • Brush the seasoning mix onto zucchini fries, on all sides.
  • Top fries with grated parmesan cheese.
    zucchini fries
  • Cook in air fryer at 450F degrees for 10 minutes.


Notes: don’t overcrowd the zucchini fries or else they won’t cook properly and get too soggy. 


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Air Fryer Zucchini, Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe, Zucchini Fries
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
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Hi! I’m Silvia.

My goal is to make cooking simple and enjoyable.

Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

I hope my recipes will inspire you to cook more home meals and above all have fun in the kitchen!

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