Cheesy Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

oven fries

I am almost through all of the zucchini I had in the refrigerator. I had a couple of smaller ones and wanted to try something different. I have had this recipe sitting around and decided to give it a try. They came out of the oven beautifully and smelled heavenly. They also met my taste test. It will make a repeat performance. I served it with a turkey burger.

As is usually the case, I was thinking of what variations I could make to the recipe. I think I might substitute a fat free ranch dressing for the Italian dressing. Omit the cheese and double the bread crumbs; substituting unseasoned crumbs for the seasoned ones. This should result in ranch flavored fries. Garlic or onion salt would also make a nice addition.

Nutrition Facts Cheesy Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

2 medium zucchini (1 pound)
1/4 cup fat free Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
4 TBS grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 475. Peel zucchini. Cut zucchini into sticks that resemble French fries. Pour Italian dressing over and toss to coat. Combine breadcrumbs and cheese. Roll zucchini in breadcrumbs. Place zucchini on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn and bake another 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not overcook. Zucchini should be somewhat crisp.

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