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bonnie’s zucchini parmesan my way

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

We love zucchini, and we eat it all year round. I was looking for a healthier way to cook zucchini that would appeal to the hubby. One day, I thought I would give it a try by cooking it in the Air Fryer, and it was a great success. So what is there not to like? It is relatively low fat with a simple seasoned Parmesan cheese coating, and it is cooked to perfection in 16 minutes!!! It looks good, and so easy to prepare, too, and you don't even have to turn it. Enjoy!

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 16 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For bonnie’s zucchini parmesan my way

  • 2
    zucchinis, 6 inches long and 2 inches in diameter
  • 1
    teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1
    teaspoon paprika
  • 1
    teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons parmesan cheese from the shaker
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil

How To Make bonnie’s zucchini parmesan my way

  • Tips for making zucchini in the air dryer
    Cook's Tip: You will need an Air Fryer and one ziploc bag to mix the spices in. It is better to use the bag because you can “knead' the seasoning into the slices, then into the oil, and it coats them more evenly than if you try to do it in a bowl. Make sure your zucchini is patted dry!
  • 2
    Prepare the zucchini. Use two firm, fresh zucchinis, uniform in size and about 6 inches long and two inches in diameter. Wash the zucchini, and trim the ends. Do not peel the zucchini. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • 3
    Cut each zucchini into three pieces, like this.
  • 4
    Stand the zucchinis on end like this.
  • 5
    Slice each piece as in the photo. (as uniform as possible) Make 4 slices from the larger part of the zucchini and 3 slices from the slimmer part of the zucchini. Pat all the pieces dry with paper towels. Again, dry zucchini means the coating will stick to the slices when it is cooking in the air fryer.
  • 6
    Here is how they look.
  • 7
    Place the seasonings, garlic salt, paprika, coarse ground black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of shaker Parmesan cheese in a ziplock bag and close it, leaving a little air in it. Now, “knead” the bag and the zucchini gently, until the zucchini is fully coated with the seasoning.
  • 8
    Add one tablespoon of olive oil to the bag and gently “knead” until all the zucchini is covered with the coating of oil, seasonings and Parmesan Cheese.
  • 9
    You are now ready to cook the zucchini in the Air Fryer. Add the zucchini to the basket of the Air Fryer. No need to spray with kitchen spray. Set the temperature to 400 degrees, and set the time to 16 minutes. Check your zucchini at 12 minutes to make sure it doesn't over brown and continue cooking until done to your taste.
  • Zucchini cooked in an air fryer.
    Your zucchini will turn out perfectly, a little soft in the middle and a little firmer toward the skin. That is the way it should be. You don't want to overcook it. Here is how it looks! Enjoy!