Welcome to #ScrumptiousSaturday! In a perfect world, we could eat as many chips as we wanted and not suffer any consequences. I'm talking about crunchy, greasy, salty, yummy chips. The sad truth is that, delicious as they are, that kind of chip is not the most healthful thing to be snacking on. And while fresh fruit makes a pretty good healthy crunchy snack, sometimes you just need a chip. That's why you've got to try these Baked Zucchini Chips! They are crunchy and flavorful, but you can enjoy them without feeling guilty because they're light and healthy. Try the recipe as is, or switch it up with whatever seasonings you want.
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Baked Zucchini Chips

(adapted from A Spicy Perspective)


  • 4 large zucchini, evenly sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Hot Smoked Paprika (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin (optional)
Prep and cook time 2 hours, 20 minutes; yields 8 servings.


  1. Preheat the oven to 235 degrees F. (Preheat two ovens if you have them to fit more in at once.
  2. Slice the zucchini. (Using a mandolin helps keep the slices consistent.) Lay the zucchini slices on paper towels in a single layer. Cover with more paper towels and set a baking sheet on top of the zucchini slices. Press down on the baking sheet, applying slight pressure, to help squeeze out some of the moisture.
  3. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Brush the parchment paper lightly with olive oil. Lay the zucchini slices in a single layer on the parchment paper. Fit as many on each baking sheet as possible. Then lightly brush the top of the zuchini with olive oil. Sprinkle the zucchini slices with salt. You can also sprinkle with a little cumin and smoked paprika for extra flavor.
  4. Bake for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until crisp and golden. If some zucchini chips are still a little flimsy or damp, remove the crisp chips and place the damp chips back in the oven for a few more minutes. Allow the zucchini chips to cool on the paper towels to absorb any extra oil.
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