Air Fryer Zucchini makes a delicious side dish or main dish in the summer when zucchini is extra plentiful. So easy and the topping is up to you.
I am horrible at gardening. I can cook food all day long. But someone else needs to grow it for me. Even though I’ve never grown a ginormous zucchini, I know plenty of people who have. I always end up with an abundance of zucchini by the end of summer – from friends, family or the farmer’s market. I recently started fixing zucchini in my air fryer and I’m hooked. You will be too.
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How to make Air Fryer Zucchini
The air fryer does all the work to make fresh zucchini tender and delicious. Slice some zucchini. Toss it with a little vegetable oil and seasonings. I like using red pepper flakes, garlic powder and salt. You can skip the red pepper if you don’t like spicy food.
Air fry the zucchini at 375 degrees F for 8 – 11 minutes. The range is because of a couple of factors. Your brand of air fryer. And how tender you want the zucchini to be. I like mine to melt in my mouth, so I cook it a bit longer.
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How to serve Air Fryer Zucchini
A simple drizzle of fresh lemon juice after it comes out of the air fryer is good. I like serving mine with some cheese on top – feta and fresh mozzarella are good choices. Or mix the air fryer zucchini with some jarred pasta sauce. Serve it over some pasta or cauliflower rice and you have a complete meal! Also, I realized after snapping the photos that my tiny mozzarella cheese balls kind of look like marshmallows. Which would be really weird. I promise it’s cheese.
- I use a Philips XXL Air Fryer to test all my recipes
- My favorite chef’s knife
- Current favorite jarred pasta sauce
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Air Fryer Zucchini
- Air Fryer
- 2 or 3 small zucchini
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Wash and slice the zucchini into about 1/3-inch slices.
- In a clean bowl, toss the sliced zucchini with the vegetable oil, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and salt. The red pepper is optional.
- Place the zucchini slices in a single layer in the basket of your air fryer.
- Air fryer the zucchini at 375 degrees F for 8 - 11 minutes. There's no need to stir or toss the zucchini in the middle of cooking.
- Top with fresh lemon juice. Or pasta sauce and cheese to serve.