air fryer zucchini
Air Fryer Zucchini

If you’re looking for a quick, tasty snack that’s healthy and also looks appetizing on a plate of hors d’oeuvres, this air fryer zucchini recipe is perfect.

air fryer zucchini

Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables there is. It has a mild, complementary favor that makes it a favorite among home chefs. It also happens to be packed with nutrients, high in antioxidants and is good for both your heart and waistline. Not to mention it is also cheap at your local grocery store and, in the summer months, incredibly easy to grow yourself (even if you don’t have a green thumb). This veggie is an all-around winner.

air fryer zucchini
Ingredient List & Cost (please note, that was for two zucchini)

The unique flavor palate in this air fryer zucchini recipe comes from the mix of spices. After cutting the zucchini into quarter-inch slices, place them in a bowl and add a tablespoon of olive oil to make the spices stick (and add a healthy fat to your dish). Salt and pepper are accompanied by a pinch of cayenne to give it a little kick. But the flavor is taken up a notch by the Herbes de Provence mix.

air fryer zucchini
Herbes De Provence

If you’ve never used this mix of spices before, it’s definitely one to add to your spice rack (link below). The mix originated in France, and was popularized in American cooking in the 1960s by famed chef Julia Child. Typically the mix consists of thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, savory, marjoram, tarragon and bay leaf. If you cook often, you may already have many of these spices in your home and could make your own mix. In addition to using it to season veggies like our air fryer zucchini, it adds great flavor to chicken, lamb and fish.

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Hand toss your zucchini slices in the oil and seasoning mix until well covered. To make clean-up a cinch, be sure to line your air fryer pan in aluminum foil. Arrange your slices in a single layer in your air fryer, then generously top them with shredded parmesan cheese.

air fryer zucchini
Air Fryer Zucchini

In three minutes, the air fryer zucchini is crisp and juicy with a bubbly, rich layer of cheese. The combination of flavors is so mouthwatering, you’ll forget you’re eating a healthy snack! Of course, you could always serve these as a side with a hearty steak or an air-fried chicken dish as well. The possibilities are plentiful!

air fryer zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchini

Cheesy zucchini in the air fryer
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 135 kcal


  • Air Fryer, or Oven (Add 50 Degrees)


  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp Herbes De Provence
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • While the air fryer is preheating, slice one zucchini into 1/4 inch pieces (1/2 inch if you prefer crispier), and add to a bowl. Cover zucchini with Olive Oil, and add spices as well as salt and pepper to taste. Mix together well, and place on air fryer tray.
  • Cook for three minutes, or until cheese has just started to brown on top.


All air fryers cook at different speeds.  These recipes are meant to be a general guide.  Cooking times depend on various factors including thickness, cut, and type of meat used.  I use an Instant Pot Vortex Plus shelf air fryer.  If you’re using something different, especially a bucket type air fryer, I advise keeping an eye on food so it doesn’t under, or overcook. 


Calories: 135kcal
Keyword Air, Air Fried, Air Fried Zucchini, Air Fryer, Air Fryer Zucchini, Cheesy, Zucchini
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  1. I love zucchini! Thanks for this recipe!

    1. You can’t get any cheaper, easier, or faster. I hope you give it a try!

    2. This looks really good! I’m going to try it. I

      1. You can’t get any cheaper, quicker, or easier. If you do try it, I’d love to hear what you think.

  2. Delicious! I will be making these frequently!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it!!!

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