A close up of air fryer zucchini in an oven dish

Air Fryer Zucchini

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

This Air Fryer Zucchini is a healthy and flavorful side dish that only takes 15 minutes to make. The zucchini are juicy and tender, but coated with crispy panko breadcrumbs.



  • 2 1/2 pounds zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and then cut into 1 inch sections. (See photos in post for size reference)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Toss all the ingredients in a large bowl. Preheat the air fryer, if needed, to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the zucchini in a single layer in the air fryer basket, you’ll need to cook the zucchini in two separate batches. Cook for 5 minutes, then toss and cook another 5 minutes until the zucchini is brown and crispy on the outside.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: American