Oven-Fried Panko-&-Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini


These oven-fried panko- and Parmesan-crusted zucchini rounds are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a hint of Parmesan cheese in the crust. Dip them into marinara, pesto or ranch dressing for an irresistible snack or appetizer.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Oven-Fried Panko-&-Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini
Jacob Fox


  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1 pound zucchini (2 medium), cut into 1/3-inch rounds

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Marinara, pesto or ranch dressing for dipping (optional)


  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat broiler to High. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk egg whites in a medium bowl until well combined. Add zucchini and toss to coat well.

  3. Combine panko, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Working in batches, toss the egg-coated zucchini in the panko mixture, pressing both sides to adhere. Arrange the zucchini on the prepared baking sheet. Coat the tops with cooking spray. Broil until golden and crispy, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with your favorite sauce, if desired.

    Oven-Fried Panko-&-Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini
    Jacob Fox

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
3g Fat
22g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 320IU 6%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Vitamin K 34mcg 28%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 49mg 12%
Potassium 498mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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