Zucchini Ranch Fries
Zucchini Ranch Fries are a delicious summery appetizer that’s always a hit at parties! You only need 5 inexpensive ingredients to make these zucchini fries, most of which you likely already have in your kitchen now. Tender, juicy zucchini is battered, baked, and served with ranch dressing – what’s not to love?!
Zucchini Ranch Fries
Zucchini season is here and I’m loving every second of it! If you need a trusty recipe that really highlights what’s delicious about zucchini, this is the one to turn to. Zucchini simply gets chopped up into the perfect fry shape, coated in parmesan, ranch mix, and bread crumbs, baked to perfection and served with ranch dipping sauce. It’s simple and oh so good!
What everyone always loves about Zucchini Ranch Fries is just how crispy they always turn out. Fresh zucchini has a natural crunch to it that I love, and combined with the crispy baked coating here, every bite is so satisfying! Plus, the coating is also wonderfully flavor packed from both the parmesan cheese and ranch mix.
These easy to make zucchini fries are great for whipping up before a party, since they only take about 25 minutes to bake! It’s a low stress recipe that won’t have you breaking a sweat before any dinner guests come over. Serve them at your next big game day, pool party, potluck, or wherever else your heart desires. They’re the most perfect summer snack!
Let’s be honest… Zucchini Ranch Fries may be a super summery appetizer and party food, but they’re tasty all year long. If you’re making this summery finger food in the dead of winter, I’m not judging, because I’ll probably be doing the same thing!
Ingredients for Zucchini Ranch Fries
- ZUCCHINIS – 3 zucchinis
- BREAD CRUMBS – 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
- PARMESAN – 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- RANCH – 1 (16 oz.) packet ranch dressing & seasoning mix
- EGGS – 2 eggs, beaten
How to Make Zucchini Ranch Fries
PREPARE. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
CHOP THE ZUCCHINI. Cut ends off of each zucchini. Then cut each zucchini in half and cut into 1/2-inch strips.
CREATE THE DREDGING STATIONS. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs. In another small bowl, mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and ranch mix.
COAT THE ZUCCHINI. Dip each zucchini strip into egg mixture, shaking to remove any excess, and roll strips in bread crumb mixture to coat. Transfer coated zucchini strips to the prepared baking sheet.
BAKE AND SERVE! Bake for 25 minutes, turning once at around 10 minutes left. Serve with ranch dressing or marinara sauce.
Tips for the Best Zucchini Ranch Fries
- To make sure that these zucchini fries are cooked thoroughly crispy as can be, I HIGHLY recommend using a silicone baking mat. If you don’t have one, you can get them here. I use mine all the time and I never have to worry about my fries sticking to the mat.
- Do you like your fries EXTRA crispy? I know I do! The trick is, right before I put these fries in the oven, I lightly spray them with cooking spray. It always helps them crisp up a little extra while they bake.
- Try your best to chop your zucchini fries to the same size. That way they’ll all bake evenly and you won’t have any that are more or less cooked than others.
If there’s one thing I love about zucchini, it’s that you can turn it into fries… And bread! Some of my favorite recipes include Pineapple Zucchini Bread, Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Bread, and The Best Zucchini Bread.
- 3 zucchinis
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 (16 oz.) packet ranch dressing & seasoning mix
- 2 eggs, beaten
PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
STEP 1: Cut ends off of each zucchini. Then cut each zucchini in half and cut into 1/2-inch strips.
STEP 2: In a small bowl, whisk together eggs. In another small bowl, mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and ranch mix.
STEP 3: Dip each zucchini strip into egg mixture, shaking to remove any excess, and roll strips in bread crumb mixture to coat. Transfer coated zucchini strips to the prepared baking sheet.
STEP 4: Bake for 25 minutes, turning once at around 10 minutes left. Serve with ranch dressing or marinara sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g