Air fryer Zucchini Fries(No breading)

If you love zucchini, you must make these healthy, low-carb air fryer zucchini fries with no breading.

This recipe is quick, easy, and simple, and it is a fun way to eat your veggies. If you serve them with a great dipping sauce, this recipe has the full potential to be a hit amongst the kids.

Not to mention that Zucchini is easy to find and a nutritious vegetable, so it is way healthier to snack on these easy, simple zucchini fries than actual french fries.

Cooking this recipe in the air fryer makes it even healthier as you get the nice crispy crunch by using little to no oil at all.

Cooking Air fryer zucchini fries is easy and you should definitely give this recipe a go if you have leftover zucchini at home.

Why you’ll love the recipe

1. Crispy Texture: Air fryer zucchini fries deliver a satisfying crunch without excess oil, providing the texture of deep-frying with less fat.

2. Healthier Option: With significantly less oil than deep-frying, air-fried zucchini fries offer a healthier snack or side dish, reducing calories and saturated fat.

3. Quick Cooking Time: The air fryer cooks zucchini fries quickly, making it a time-efficient method for a convenient and speedy snack or side.

4. Versatility: Customize seasoning and coating for zucchini fries with various herbs, spices, or Parmesan, allowing you to tailor the flavor to your preference.

5. Nutrient-Rich Zucchini: Air frying retains more nutrients in zucchini than deep-frying, offering a healthier option while maintaining the vegetable’s nutritional value.

6. Gluten-Free and Low-Carb: Air-fried zucchini fries cater to gluten-free and low-carb diets, providing a satisfying alternative to traditional potato fries.

7. Kid-Friendly: The appealing crispy texture and fun shape make zucchini fries a kid-friendly option, encouraging vegetable consumption in an enjoyable form.


  • 2 medium-sized zucchinis
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Cooking spray or olive oil (optional, for extra crispiness)

How to make Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with No Breading

1. Prepare the Zucchini: Wash and dry the zucchini. Cut the zucchini into half, cut off the ends, and slice the zucchini into thin fries, removing the soft inner part with a spoon for a firmer texture. I didn’t do so in this recipe but I learnt the hard way that if you are going to fry the zucchini with no breading, this is the best way to prep it.

2. Season the Zucchini: In a large bowl, place the zucchini fries. Season the zucchini with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Toss the zucchini well and make sure to coat the zucchini fries evenly with the seasoning.

3. Arrange in the Air Fryer: Lightly coat the zucchini with some cooking spray or brush a small amount of olive oil if desired (for extra crispiness). I didn’t spray the zucchini fries with oil, which is optional. Arrange the seasoned zucchini fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. 

4. Air Fry: Air fry at 200°C for 10 minutes, flipping the zucchini fries halfway so that the zucchini fries would cook evenly on both sides.

5. Check for Doneness: After 10 minutes, check the zucchini fries for doneness. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside. Once done, transfer the zucchini fries to a serving plate. Serve immediately as a snack, side dish, or appetizer.

Best Dipping Sauces for Zucchini Fries

Some of the best dipping sauces for zucchini fries must be the following.

  1. Marinara Sauce
  2. Garlic Aioli
  3. Ranch Dressing
  4. Sriracha Mayo
  5. Tzatziki
  6. Honey Mustard
  7. Chipotle Aioli
  8. Lemon Herb Butter Sauce
  9. Balsamic Glaze
  10. Sweet Chili Sauce

Serving Tips for Zucchini Fries

Here are some interesting ways to make and serve these zucchini fries. If you have some more inspo, leave them in the comments, and I will try them out at home next time!

1. Buffalo Zucchini Fries: Toss zucchini fries in buffalo sauce after air frying. Serve with some creamy blue cheese dressing for a spicy and tangy treat.

2. Loaded Zucchini Fries: Top zucchini fries with crumbled feta, diced tomatoes, and chopped fresh herbs like parsley or dill.

3. Caprese Zucchini Fries: Layer zucchini fries with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a Caprese-inspired dish.

4. Garlic Parmesan Dip: Mix melted butter, minced garlic, and grated Parmesan together. Use this as a dipping sauce for zucchini fries.

5. Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Fries: Toss zucchini fries in a mixture of honey and Sriracha before air frying. Serve with a cool cucumber-yogurt dip.

6. Asian-Inspired Zucchini Fries: Sprinkle zucchini fries with sesame seeds and serve with a soy ginger dipping sauce.

7. Truffle Zucchini Fries: Drizzle truffle oil over hot zucchini fries and sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Serve with a truffle aioli for a gourmet twist.

Tips for making the Best Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Remove the Soft Part: Be sure to remove the soft inner part of the zucchini with a spoon to prevent the fries from becoming watery during cooking.

Uniform Slicing: Slice the zucchini into uniform-sized fries to ensure even cooking. This helps all the fries cook to the same level of crispiness.

Pat Dry with Paper Towels: After cutting the zucchini, pat the fries dry with paper towels. Removing excess moisture helps in achieving a crispier texture.

Seasoning: Season the zucchini fries evenly with your preferred seasoning or spices. A mix of salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika works well, but you can get creative with your favorite herbs and spices.

Dipping Sauces: Pair zucchini fries with a variety of dipping sauces for enhanced flavor. Classic choices include marinara, garlic aioli, or tzatziki.

Adjust Cooking Time for Thickness: If your zucchini fries are cut thicker, you may need to adjust the cooking time to ensure they are fully cooked and crispy.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries no breading

Air fryer Zucchini Fries(No breading)

If you want to eat a healthy fries alternative, then these air fryer zucchini fries are going to be your next favorite snack. They are a little tricky to make, but once you are past the learning curve, you end up with some crispy zucchini fries that taste amazing with ranch.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 1 Zuccchini
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Pump Cooking Oil Spray


  • Prepare zucchini by washing, drying and removing ends. Scoop out the soft part of the zucchini from the center and cut the zucchini into strips just lke fries.
  • Season zucchini fried in a bowl with salt, black pepper, and paprika; ensure even coating by tossing well.
  • Place the seasoned zucchini fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You can spray oil on top of it so it gets crispier but this is an optional step.
  • Air fry at 200°C for around 10 minutes, flipping fries halfway for even crispiness.
  • Check zucchini fries after 10 minutes; they should be golden brown and crispy.Serve immediately as a snack, side dish, or appetizer.
    Air Fryer Zucchini Fries no breading
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