RecipeZucchini Bikini Chips

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 15
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 2 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg

These. Are. Addictive. Say hello to a delish alternative to potato chips. They’re light on calories, and loaded with flavor and satisfying crunch. Plus, it’s an ideal way to take advantage of zucchini during their prime season….happening right now. The secret to getting them extra crispy is cooking them low and slow in a convection oven set on low heat for about an hour. Also, make sure you slice ’em nice and thin; you can use a sharp knife or a mandolin if you’re feeling fancy (just watch your fingers!). Move over, spuds—there’s a new chip in town. 

I bake these in a convection oven. If you’re using a traditional oven, see my note at the end of the recipe.

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  • Total Time
This recipe makes 6 servings
  • • 3 large zucchinis
  • • Kosher salt
  • • Optional seasonings: Parmesan cheese and/or favorite spices (i.e. smoky paprika and cumin)

Preheat convection oven to 275˚F.  Line multiple baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Cut zucchini into thin slices using a knife or a mandolin.

Lay zucchini slices in a single layer on the lined baking sheets. Do not let them overlap, but the ends can touch. Then, take a batch of layered paper towels and press the tops of the slices to drain off some of the moisture (this will help them to crisp up in the oven).

Mist the tops with oil spray and lightly sprinkle on salt. Add additional seasonings, if preferred. I love adding grated Parmesan cheese… or a combo of smoky paprika and cumin.

Place in warm oven for about 1 hour, 15 minutes until they’re browned and crispy. (If some stragglers are still soft, place them back in the oven until they brown and crisp up).

Note: To cook in a traditional oven (versus convection oven), be sure to regularly check on your zucchini chips, as the top rack will brown and crisp well before the bottom rack(s). Simply take the top sheet out when it’s done and move the lower rack(s) to the top position to brown and crisp.

Nutrition provided for 1 serving (about 1½ cups chips). If adding Parmesan cheese, calories becomes 35 per serving.