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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips

Craving a crisp snack like chips? Skip the store-bought potato version, and opt for these flavorful, healthier, baked Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips instead. You won’t be disappointed, and I promise you they’ll satisfy any crunch craving.

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips piled on white parchment paper

Summer’s here, and well under way. We’re actually entering the last leg. Which means lots of activities, busy schedules, and some days– a break down in traditional meal times.

With all of that comes snacking. Copious amounts of snacking.

Anything grab and go becomes fair game as well all rush, rush, rush to squeeze every practice or memory made into those last precious few weeks.

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips piled on white parchment paper

While our eating habits change somewhat out of necessity (also I’ll admit sometimes out of sheer laziness– you know the heat saps your motivation too some days), I can’t say I’m always proud of what I find us choosing to eat.

Especially when it’s just for convenience sake.

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips shown on white parchment paper with chopped herbs

The sons? They’d live off of Ramen noodles, chips, and a grilled cheese every now and then if it meant they could eat and be back outside, etc, in under 5 minutes.

All day, every day.

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips piled on white parchment paper

Some days I’m ok with that. Just like we occasionally stop at McDonald’s, Chick Fil A, or even Taco Bell and enjoy a guilty pleasure breakfast or lunch.

Everything in moderation, right? Even the unhealthy, heavily processed stuff. 

That said, with the bevy of fresh veggies readily available this time of year for free or mere pennies– I do not have an excuse for me or my boys to be going through bags of chips, snack crackers, and cookies when we’re hungry.

Even on the go.

crispy yellow squash chips piled on white parchment paper sprinkled with dried herbs

I’ve got one son who’ll bite into fresh tomatoes off the vine like they’re apples. We all love snap peas with a little ranch or hummus, for dipping. 

Got fresh green beans? Try pickling them. Cucumbers? Same thing, or make an Asian Cucumber Salad. Or eat them by the slice and dip them in some plain yogurt.

Still, I’ve saved our favorite snack, at home OR on the go, for last.

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips. 

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips piled on a piece of white parchment paper sprinkled with dried herbs

If you’ve got yellow Summer Squash, then you’ve got all you really need to make the yummiest, better-for-you ‘chip’ you’ve never heard of.

Baked instead of fried, this crispy squash chips are made from thinly sliced garden fresh squash that’s been lightly breaded and seasoned to perfection.

A handful is never enough. Luckily with this snack, you can easily grab a few more without the guilt.

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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Squash Chips

A healthier alternative to traditional potato chips, this crispy baked veggie version features fresh summer squash.
3.92 from 45 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 132kcal


  • 4-6 yellow squash small or medium, sliced into 1/4" thick coins
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup panko style bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • non stick cooking spray


  • Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Add the sliced squash to a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Salt & pepper the squash, to taste.
  • In another large bowl, add the bread crumbs, cheese, and spices. Toss them to evenly combine.
  • Working one at a time, dip each slice of squash into the cheese crumb coating-- use your fingers to gently press the coating onto both sides to ensure it sticks.
  • As they're coated, transfer the squash chips to a prepared baking sheet. Moving onto another when the previous one is full until all the squash is prepared.
  • Lightly spray the tops of the chips with non stick cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the baking tray(s) from the oven. Use a fork or tongs to flip each slice over. Lightly spray the chips again with non stick cooking spray.
  • Return the chips to the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes. Remove the cooked chips from the oven. Let them rest for 1-2 minutes, before transferring to a plate and serving. Repeat as necessary until all the chips are cooked.


recipe adapted from Diet Hood


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This looks so. good. :O Must make these for our next BBQ or something 😀 Thanks for sharing them at Fiesta Friday! Happy Fiesta 🙂

    1. You could Carol, but it just wasn’t a necessary step. The crumbs bake on and stick to the chips just fine without it.

    1. Do you mean instead of the bread crumbs? If so, I wouldn’t recommend it- the flour wouldn’t crisp up when baked, just be mushy.

    1. They can be, but only for a day or so. And I’d make sure to store them in single layers with paper towels in between to soak up any excess moisture so they don’t lose their crispness.

    1. It’s just a dipping sauce made by Sweet Baby Rays- called Ray’s secret sauce. So yummy! And pairs perfectly with these chips.

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