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Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips

Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips – An incredibly flavorful, crispy, and absolutely delicious snack!

Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips | | A healthy snack or appetizer that is incredibly flavorful, crispy, and absolutely delicious!


In my head, that’s a really loud, filled with a lot of excitement-kind of “HI”. Hopefully, you can “hear” me.

The other day a friend of mine posted a study on her Facebook page stating that cashews are just like Prozac. After reading that, it all started to make sense.
I AM the way that I AM because of all the cashews I eat, daily! My happy-go-lucky attitude and mood is controlled by cashews!!

Ummmm… so what does that mean for you?!

Nothin’. You just get to read my exclamation points and know that the excited shouting is fo’ real.

Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips are also, fo’ real.

Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips

Yellow Squash is the new Zucchini.

Truth be told, if my nose was plugged and my eyes were closed, I wouldn’t know the difference. All squash is quite the same to me, but what you put in it, on it, or inside of it, is what matters. Really, though, they’re just a vessel for all things cheese.

For the last month or so, not only have we been living on squash and tomatoes, but along with that we’ve OD’ed on Zucchini Fritters, Zucchini Chips, and Squash Crisps. Chips. Err, Rounds?? Whatev.

Obviously, vegetables and I are like *THIS*! With a side of brownies, of course.

As long as we’re being open… I’m desperately in love with these Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips. Whenever I make this recipe, I eat half of the batch before I get a chance to serve it. It’s so easy to just pull out the baking sheet from the oven, and while I’m prepping the rest of the uncooked chips, I just eat all the ones that are already baked.

Squash Chips

I cannot even begin to describe the indulgence that happens when I finally DO serve them. People be like, gimme more gimme more!! And I’m all like, I can’t, I ate ’em all!

Thus, these Chips, Crisps, Rounds, Fritters?? I dunno what they call ’em these days, but I don’t even care if they have a name, to be honest. These are BEYOND amazing! AND, there’s no batter to dip ’em in. There’s no eggs, no milk, no nada. Just some olive oil, seasonings, panko crumbs and grated parmesan.

Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips

OH! They’re also baked!! EEK!


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Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips | | A healthy snack or appetizer that is incredibly flavorful, crispy, and absolutely delicious!

Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips

Katerina | Diethood
An incredibly flavorful, crispy, and absolutely delicious snack!
4.60 from 22 votes
Servings : 6 Servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 4 yellow squash (small to medium), sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch rounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cooking spray (I use Organic Olive Oil by Pam)
  • Serve with Non-Fat Plain Yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine squash, olive oil, salt and pepper; mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, and garlic powder.
  • Dip slices of squash in cheese mixture and coat on both sides, pressing on the coating to stick.
  • Place the squash in a single layer on the previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray each slice with cooking spray. This will help with achieving a crunchier texture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; gently flip over all the slices, lightly spray with cooking oil and bake for 8 more minutes, or until chips are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven; transfer to a serving plate and serve with a dollop of Non-Fat Plain Yogurt.





Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 196 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 14 mg | Sodium: 331 mg | Potassium: 388 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 405 IU | Vitamin C: 22.2 mg | Calcium: 228 mg | Iron: 1.3 mg | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: appetizers, baked vegetables, side dish recipes, squash
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79 comments on “Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips”

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      HI! The nutritional facts are there now. They were there before, too, but because of a glitch, they were hiding behind a code. 🙂 Thank you!

  1. I made this yesterday and it was amazing! Funny story though…

    I didn’t read this entire blog but rather skipped right to the recipe. Since I am on a low carb diet I have been changing the use of bread crumbs in recipes to ground cashews (which I did for this one too). Then I sent my mom the link to this blog. She told me to read the entire blog so I could see the connection between my alteration of the recipe and Katerinas love for cashews. Try it Katerina, it’s amazing!!!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! If you don’t mind, could you tell me what was so hard to read? I’d like to fix it if something doesn’t look right. Please let me know.

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        Deanna Farmer

        I believe that a darker font color for the blog (like black rather than light blue) would be easier to read. Use the same color that is used for the formatted recipe itself. Also the font size used on the blog may be too small for some. Of course, people can always zoom the page if the font size is too small.

  2. Found these on pintrest. Made the recipe halved along side some pretzel grilled chicken burgers. Great side dish! Thanks 🙂 . I don’t have a mandolin so it was a tiny bit time consuming making really thin cuts – but wow they crisped up nice. My husband said they were okay but he’d eat them again. My oldest said that they were good. I didn’t have grated parm so I used a shredded romano parm blend. I did have to push the topping on which is okay. It was kinda clumpy in some spots but when it browned and crisped the cheese melted and adhered to the veg. Also used whole wheat panko bread crumbs for more nutrition.

  3. they sound so good and I am going to try them but was woundering about the calories and carbs in them

  4. I’m cooking these right now! But I was wondering if I made a big batch how you store them? Fridge or a bag on the counter? I was hoping to make some for an upcoming long car trip. Much better than the junk we usually wind up eating.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Becca! MY apologies for the delayed response; I was away all weekend and couldn’t get to my computer. I’m not sure how these would hold up if made in advance. Storing them in the fridge would result in soggy chips, but they might hold up well if they’re in a bag for a few hours so long as you place them in the bag when they are completely cooled. If you could, let me know how it turned out! Have a great Sunday!

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          No, you don’t peel the squash – it’s the small yellow squash, it doesn’t need to be peeled.

  5. My boyfriend and I made these for Thanksgiving and the whole family loved them so much, they insisted we make them again for Christmas! We did zucchini as well as the yellow squash to add some more color. One thing, we did have some trouble getting the coating to stick to the veggies, it kind of fell off in big clumps. Any suggestions? It doesn’t affect the taste at all so not a big deal!

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