Zucchini Fries Recipe Helps Kids Eat Veggies!

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Zucchini Fries Recipe

Zucchini Fries Recipe

W is fairly good when it comes to eating. Although when I was pregnant I did say that my child wouldn’t be the one who only ate chicken nuggets. And… he loves chicken nuggets. So while he eats other things, veggies are still a challenge. I’ve resorted to hiding them in things or giving him a dipping sauce. I never knew I would be so happy about dipping sauces.

Krista from Everyday Mom’s Meals has a great Zucchini Fries recipe that is perfect for dipping! She’s also given us a recipe for homemade ranch dressing, although I’ll admit that I use ranch from a bottle!

Make Your Own Baked Zucchini Fries!

What you need:

Zucchini Fries

  • 1 large or 3 medium zucchini
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 c. Panko bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • Sea Salt

Ranch Dressing

  • 1 c. mayo
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

What you do:

To make dip mix all ingredients together and chill until serving.

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise. (The easiest way is to cut off each end, stand it up and slice down.) Cut each half into 1/4 inch “planks” and then each plank into 4-5 slices to make “fry” shapes.
  4. Place zucchini fries in large plastic bag. Add flour and shake.
  5. Dip each fry into the egg and then breadcrumbs.
  6. Place on cooking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Flip and continue baking for 12 minutes more. Turn broiler on and broil until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Be careful! They will burn easily!
  8. Season with sea salt. Serve with ranch dip.

Are your kids veggie lovers or do you have to trick them? Do you have a tricky veggie recipe?

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Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. These look so yummy! I like that you make your own dressing for this.
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  2. Oh my yum! Seriously. I’m drooling over here. I absolutely love roasted zucchini and I’m sure my kids would love these fries.
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  3. That looks delicious! And I love that they are baked. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Mariah…that looks so yummy! I can’t believe they’re baked!
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  5. My Kids love veggies too! These look pretty good, might have to give them a try :-)

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