Baked Zucchini Sticks

The kids love these healthy Baked Zucchini Sticks! Perfect served with marinara for dipping.
PREP TIME:10minutes 
COOK TIME:25minutes 
TOTAL TIME:35minutes 
YIELD: 4 Servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
CUISINE: Italian

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  •  medium (7 oz each zucchinis, ends trimmed)
  •  large egg whites (beaten)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper (to taste)
  •  cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cups quick marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Instructions

Baked Zucchini Sticks:

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Cut each zucchini into 16 equal size sticks about 3-inches long and 1/2-inch thick.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a medium shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Romano cheese, garlic powder and mix well.
  • Dip zucchini sticks into the egg whites then into the bread crumbs, a few at a time and coat well.
  • Place the breaded zucchini sticks in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets and spray with more oil on top. Bake for about 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with 1/2 cup marinara sauce for dipping if desired.

Air Fryer Zucchini Sticks

  • Preheat the air fryer 400F. Air fry in a single layer, in batches, 12 to 14 minutes, turning halfway until golden.

Nutrition

Serving: 16sticksCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 327mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7g
W/W Points: 3

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