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air fryer zucchini on white plate with lemon wedges and marinara in background

Air Fryer Zucchini {Parmesan Breaded}

  • Author: Tara Smithson
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


This Air Fryer Zucchini is Parmesan Breaded and makes the perfect appetizer idea! 


  • 1 medium sized zucchini
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup plain Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil


  1. Slice the zucchini into skinny 1/8 inch slices. Set aside. 
  2. Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk until mixed completely. 
  3. In a large bowl, add Panko, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, basil and salt. Stir until combined. 
  4. One by one dip a zucchini slice into the egg mixture and then dredge it into the breadcrumbs mixture. Sit on a plate or wired rack. Continue until each zucchini is coated in breading.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 400 and set timer for 10 to 12 minutes. *It preheats pretty quick* 
  6. Once preheated, spray the air fryer tray with vegetable oil spray (optional), then carefully layer the zucchini into the air fryer tray.
  7. Halfway through cooking, flip the zucchini over.
  8. After cooking, enjoy with marinara sauce, ranch, or drizzle with my chipotle mayo. Yum!


Don't forget the dipping sauce! 

Allow them to cool for just a few moments before enjoying.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: Italian

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