Go Back
+ servings
plate of air fried zucchini fries with dipping sauce

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

An easy air fryer recipe for crispy zucchini fries served with a Greek yogurt ranch dipping sauce
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 168kcal
Author Amee


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 zucchini seeded and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz grated Parmesan cheese about 1 cup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For The Dipping Sauce
  • 1 cup 5% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 ½ teaspoon ranch dressing mix Such as Hidden Valley Ranch
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Slice zucchini into long quarters and remove the seeds with a small spoon.
  • Next, cut each quarter in half.
  • Mix the panko with the olive oil in a bowl until panko is evenly coated. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until it's lightly golden brown. This should take about 1 ½ minutes. Check often so breadcrumbs do not burn.
  • Allow the crumbs to cool then stir in the cheese
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with the flour and seasonings. This becomes the "glue" for your breading
  • Dip each zucchini slice into the egg mixture, allowing any extra to drip off, then dip into the panko mixture until coated, pressing to adhere on all sides
  • Spray the air fryer with olive oil spray and arrange breaded zucchini in the basket, making sure to leave space in between for even cooking. Add a second layer of zucchini on top going the opposite direction (you may have to cook it in more than one batch, depending on the size of your fryer)
  • Set airfryer to 400 degrees and cook for 10-12 minutes
  • While zucchini fries are cooking, in a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, ranch mix and lemon juice. Serve with fries for dipping


*Nutrition info is for zucchini fries only.  


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1mg