4 Ingredient Baked Zucchini Sticks + Dipping Sauces

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When I was a kid I couldn’t stand zucchini. I actually didn’t love most vegetables. My Mom would make them for a side dish and I’d choke them down. I’m not sure when it happened but I fell in love and now I make them for my family a lot. Today’s recipe is a super easy, 4 ingredient one. It could be eaten as a side dish or an appetizer for a party. And I even used a secret ingredient!

Baked Zucchini Sticks - a healthy take on a delicious side dish or appetizer.   | Thirty Handmade Days

Like I mentioned- this is easy peasy. All you need is a few ingredients and you are good to go! The sauces are fun to switch things up a little. You can use all of them or none of them. Your call.

4 Ingredient Baked Zucchini Sticks + Dipping Sauces
 
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 15-20 Triscuit crackers turned into fine crumbs (panko breadcrumbs could be used)
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut (as outlined below)
  • ½ c. fresh shredded parmesan cheese
Dipping sauces:
  • Ranch dressing
  • Ranch + bbq sauce
  • Mayonnaise + ketchup or hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, tin foil or spray with baking spray/olive oil.
  3. Beat eggs in one bowl.
  4. Finely crush Triscuit crackers (I used my mini food processor- so easy!). Or substitute panko breadcrumbs. Place into separate shallow bowl.
  5. Cut zucchini into sticks - cut in half, then slice down each ½ two more times until you have sticks.
  6. Dip sticks into egg and then into the "bread crumbs."
  7. Place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15-20 mins (oven times vary depending on the size of your zucchini sticks).
  9. Serve with dipping sauces.
Dipping sauces
  1. Serve ranch dressing or mix ranch dressing with barbecue sauce. Mix equal parts mayo with ketchup or a small amount of hot sauce.

Making breadcrumbs out of Triscuit Crackers

The secret ingredient for this recipe is Triscuit crackers. They are easily substituted for breadcrumbs and have just enough salt and flavor to make them perfect. There are several varieties that would give these zucchini sticks even more punch. To make your own Triscuit cracker breadcrumbs: add 15-20 to a mini food processor and pulse. Or you can place them in a zip bag and use a rolling pin to smash them until they are fine “breadcrumbs.”

Making baked zucchini sticks

Ready and waiting to dunk.

Baked Zucchini Sticks - a healthy take on a delicious side dish or appetizer.  | Thirty Handmade Days

Mmmmmm… any excuse to eat more zucchini.

Baked Zucchini Sticks - a healthy take on a delicious side dish or appetizer!  | Thirty Handmade Days

And the sauces just make it so much fun!

Yummy dips for vegetables | Thirty Handmade Days

You’ve got to try this recipe! Instead of sticks you could also cut them into regular round circles and have them be more like baked zucchini chips. I liked them as spears but you can do whatever you’d like.

Baked Zucchini Sticks - a healthy take on a delicious side dish or appetizer!  www.thirtyhandmadedays.comI’m not the only one making a recipe with Triscuit crackers this summer. My friend Martha is too. (ha ha – a girl can dream, right?) But seriously – you can enter for a chance to go to New York and meet Martha Stewart in person HERE. If you win, tell her I say hi!
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