Cheesy Zucchini Crisps and Ricotta Dip

Cheesy Zucchini Crisps and Ricotta Dip

The absolute perfect summer recipe is cheesy zucchini crisps with a creamy ricotta dip. This recipe is simple and so delicious. This recipe features my secret ingredient which is a total game changer!

Cheesy Zucchini Crisps and Ricotta Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchini sliced into coins
  • Whisps Italian Cheese Crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Part-skim ricotta cheese
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Fresh basil, chopped

whisps cheese crumbs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Start by thinly slicing your zucchini into coins, lay on a paper towel-lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with salt. Allow to sit for 10-20 minutes, this allows some of the moisture to escape the zucchini and helps make the chips crispy
  3. Crack the eggs in a large flat-bottomed bowl and whisk, and pour the cheese crumbs into a separate large bowl
  4. Remove the paper towel from the cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray
  5. Take each zucchini coin, dip it in the egg wash, and coat it with the cheese crumbs, lay flat on the cookie sheet, do not overlap
  6. Bake for 10 minutes
  7. While baking prepare the ricotta dip, place ¼ cup of ricotta cheese, squeeze with fresh lemon juice, and top with salt, pepper, and chopped basil
  8. Once the zucchini crisps are done baking top the dip with 8-10 zucchini crisps and get to dipping
  9. This serves 1, save the rest of the zucchini crisps for another serving (makes 6 servings total), or double/triple the ricotta dip for more servings

creamy ricotta dip

How to cook zucchini without it getting soggy?

There are a few things that help prevent the zucchini chips from getting soggy; make sure that you slice them thin enough, and upon slicing lay them flat, top with salt, and allow them to sit for 5-10 minutes, this will release moisture from the zucchini.

Can you freeze zucchini crisps?

You can freeze them but I would not recommend it, they will stick together upon freezing unless you lay them flat in a large container and top them with parchment paper.

zucchini crisps

How do you dredge zucchini?

Slice the zucchini thinly, dip in egg mixture, then dip in cheese crumbs, lay flat on a baking sheet, and repeat for all of the zucchini chips.

How long do zucchini chips last?

This recipe makes about 6 servings, they will stay good for a week in the fridge but I recommend reheating them in the air fryer so they are nice and crispy before you eat them.

Should I salt my zucchini before cooking?

I highly recommend slicing the zucchini and salting it to allow the moisture to release. This prevents the zucchini from being too soggy and makes for a crispier chip.

What is the healthiest way to eat zucchini?

The healthiest way to eat zucchini is raw, but that may not be the tastiest. Zucchinis are a low-calorie vegetable which makes them a great addition to any recipe. They are great made into noodles, as zucchini crisps, any zucchini and ricotta recipe is good, or even zucchini parmesan.

Can you eat zucchini raw?

Yes, you can, it is very tasty too. You may find a lot of vegetable platters have sliced zucchini on them because it is good dipped in ranch dressing, it is also good sprinkled with Kernel Season’s Ranch seasoning, linked here.

What is the nutrition information for the cheesy zucchini crisps and ricotta dip recipe?

180 calories, 6.6 carbs, 11.3 fat, and 13.4 protein for 1 serving of zucchini crisps and ricotta dip. If you track macros you can search HNFIT Cheesy Zucchini Crisps and Ricotta Dip right in the app for easy logging. 

How many servings is the zucchini and ricotta dip?

This recipe makes 6 servings of zucchini crisps. In the instructions, I explain how to make one serving of ricotta dip, but you can double/ triple the recipe if you are serving a large group. Personally, I prepared the crisps and then had them on various occasions throughout the week preparing the ricotta dip right before I was going to eat it.

cheesy zucchini crisps and ricotta dip

How do you reheat the zucchini crisps so they are not soggy?

I store the zucchini crisps in the fridge in an air-tight container. To reheat them and ensure they are crispy I reheat them in the air fryer. Line the bottom of the air fryer basket with foil, and cook for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Can you make the ricotta dip ahead of time?

Yes, you definitely can, as I noted, I make it as a single serving, but if you did ½ cup of ricotta this would make two servings of ricotta dip.

Are zucchini and ricotta a good combination?

I love zucchini rollatini, it is heavenly! Think of that when you are making this, you will love this recipe.

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Yield: 6

Cheesy Zucchini Crisps and Ricotta Dip

Cheesy Zucchini Crisps and Ricotta Dip

The absolute perfect summer recipe is cheesy zucchini crisps with a creamy ricotta dip. This recipe is simple and so delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini sliced into coins
  • Whisps Italian Cheese Crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Part-skim ricotta cheese
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Start by thinly slicing your zucchini into coins, lay on a paper towel-lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with salt. Allow to sit for 10-20 minutes, this allows some of the moisture to escape the zucchini and helps make the chips crispy
  3. Crack the eggs in a large flat-bottomed bowl and whisk, and pour the cheese crumbs into a separate large bowl
  4. Remove the paper towel from the cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray
  5. Take each zucchini coin, dip it in the egg wash, and coat it with the cheese crumbs, lay flat on the cookie sheet, do not overlap
  6. Bake for 10 minutes
  7. While baking prepare the ricotta dip, place ¼ cup of ricotta cheese, squeeze with fresh lemon juice, and top with salt, pepper, and chopped basil
  8. Once the zucchini crisps are done baking top the dip with 8-10 zucchini crisps and get to dipping
  9. This serves 1, save the rest of the zucchini crisps for another serving (makes 6 servings total), or double/triple the ricotta dip for more servings

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

8 crisps with 1/4 cup ricotta dip

Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 11.3gCarbohydrates 6.6gProtein 13.4g

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