Easy side dish: Baked zucchini sticks coated in Parmesan, flavored breadcrumbs, and herbs.
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4.88 from 8 votes

Zesty Parmesan Baked Zucchini Sticks

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Vegetable Side Dish
Servings: 4 sides
Author: Susan Pridmore


  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed dried red pepper flakes
  • 3 zucchinis quartered
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the bread crumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Beat the eggs in a separate small bowl.
  • Dip the zucchini slices into egg first, then press into bread crumb mixture, shaking off excess. Place the breaded zucchini onto the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2 - 3 minutes to lightly crisp.
  • Spray with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with the extra Tablespoon of Parmesan and parsley.