Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

These 2 Ingredient Parmesan Zucchini Crisps couldn’t be any easier. They are crispy, flavorful and make a great snack or side dish.

close-up photo of zucchini parmesan crisps

A few months ago I finally purchased an air fryer and I am totally loving it. I purchased mine at Costco for about $60.

It’s become one of the most used appliances in my kitchen. An air fryer is a healthier way to make “fried” foods with little or no oil with better and faster results than using an oven. It works by circulating very hot air around the food to cook it.
overhead photo of parmesan zucchini crisps on a plate with dipping sauce

Making Zucchini Crisps

  • Zucchinis are thinly sliced and then covered in a thin layer of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Similar to my keto cauliflower tots and avocado chips, these crisps rely on parmesan cheese to create the crispy texture. Parmesan is a dry cheese and when it cooks at high temperature, it crisps up. The parmesan cheese is cooked until golden brown to give these crisps a crispy finish.
  • I chose to slice my zucchini to 1/4 inch thick rounds. I found that this left the zuchini only partially dehydrated but the cooked zucchini had a super creamy, buttery finish which provided a great contrast to the crispy cheese.
  • If you prefer even crispier crisps with no soft creamy zucchini center, slice your zucchini to 1/8 inch thick rounds. You can use a mandoline slicer for easy slicing.

close-up photo of a stack of zucchini parmesan crisps

Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2

These easy zucchini crisps are just 2 ingredients and make a great snack or side dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium zucchini sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Place zucchini rounds into your air fryer in a single layer. (If your air fryer basket is nonstick you don't need to grease the basket first. If it is not nonstick, you should spray basket with cooking oil spray.) Add a thin layer of parmesan cheese over rounds, covering the surface of each round.

  2. Set your air fryer to 370°F. Cook rounds for about 12 minutes, or until the cheese is dark golden brown. Let the rounds cool for a few minutes, which will allow the cheese to crisp up further.

  3. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Crisps are best eaten soon after they are fried. Because of the moisture in the zucchini, the crispy top will soften when fully cooled. If you are making a large batch, you can always re-crisp them again in the air fryer.

Notes:

  • If you want even crispier zucchini crisps, use a mandoline slicer and slice zucchini into 1/8 inch thick rounds. The thinner rounds will dehydrate during the cooking process so you won’t have a soft zucchini finish. You will need to reduce cooking time to around 8 minutes.
  • I recommend using a mandoline slicer* if you are slicing to 1/8 inch thick.
  • Depending on the material of your air fryer basket, you may want to spray the basket with cooking oil before adding the zucchini rounds. My basket has a nonstick coating so it did not need to be sprayed and the zucchini came off easily.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer 2 Ingredient Parmesan Zucchini Crisps
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 390mg17%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 17.6mg21%
Calcium 293mg29%
Iron 0.6mg3%
Net Carbs 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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