Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks Low Carb Gluten-Free Recipe
Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks

Keto Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks

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Zucchini is your best friend when it comes to a low-carb and ketogenic diet. You can make so many delicious and creative dishes using zucchini

This recipe shows you how to make zucchini cheesy bread. We call it cheesy zucchini breadsticks because it’s topped with cheese and we will cut it into long sticks when serving.

Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks Recipe

We keep this recipe very basic. However, you can add toppings, such as mushrooms, black olives, meat, and more to enhance the flavor. Think of it as your new favorite alternative to pizza breadsticks!

When making low-carb dishes with zucchini, especially baking dishes like pizza and bread, it’s important to squeeze the moisture out of the zucchini. Otherwise, your dish will be too watery and might not hold together.

This is because zucchini is made mostly of water. For this reason, you’ll want to make sure you don’t overcook your zucchini or you’ll be left with a soggy mess!

Zucchini has many health benefits. Along with being a hydrating food that can help flush toxins and improve digestion, zucchini contains antioxidants, such as carotene, zeaxanthin, ascorbic acid and dehydroascorbic acid, that help reduce oxidative stress, which may lead to DNA damage and the onset of chronic diseases. 

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One study found that zucchini contains bioactive compounds that may even inhibit human tumor cells (1). Plus, zucchini is an excellent replacement for pasta noodles and bread on a low-carb diet.

Depending on how thick you spread the zucchini dough out, you might need to raise the temperature to cook it perfectly. You want a nice crispy golden look.

Note: You can also add 1-3 tbsp of coconut flour if you want to get rid of the moisture from the zucchini batter even more. Coconut flour also tastes great in this recipe.

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Zucchini Cheesy Bread

Let’s Do It!

Set the oven at 350 F and leave it to preheat.

Prepare your grater and lay it on its side with the largest grating hole on top. Cut the ends of your washed zucchini and discard them. Grate the zucchini to make long slim strips. Begin at the top of the grater and push the zucchini to the bottom. 

Eventually, turn the zucchini over then grate again. When all of the zucchini has been grated, squeeze the pieces with your hands to remove the moisture and unwanted extracts. Dispose the liquids together with the seeds. You can squeeze out the zucchini to make it as dry as possible so that the bread will not become soggy.

Mixing Zucchini mixture

Place the zucchini in a mixing bowl and start making the batter. Add everything together (except chopped coriander and cheddar cheese) and mix well with a spatula until uniform. 

Transfer the batter in a baking dish, but remember to cover the dish first with waxed paper. Cover all sides and flatten the surface.

distributing the mixture

Let it bake in the oven and leave for 20 minutes. Take it out when the surface browns.

Baking zucchini in oven

Garnish with all of the cheese and coriander. Leave for another 5 minutes in the oven. Let the cheese melt to your liking. You can also set the temperature at a higher one for the last 1-2 minutes so that the texture is crisp and golden.

Topping with grated cheddar cheese

Take it out of the oven and let stand to cool for a few minutes. About 3 minutes would be enough. Slice with a sharp knife to make the breadsticks. You can also use a pizza cutter if you have one. 

Cutting zucchini bread

Serve and enjoy with friends and family.

Zucchini Cheese Bread Recipe

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Keto Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks

These low-carb cheesy zucchini breadsticks are a perfect side dish and snack for the keto diet.
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword zucchini bread, zucchini breadsticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 194kcal
Author Tanya K.

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini large
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • coriander chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place a grater on its side with the largest grating holes facing up. Chop off the tips of the zucchini. Begin grating the vegetable using long strokes starting on top of the grater. This will create long, slim strips of zucchini. Flip the zucchini and continue grating until the zucchini is all used up. Dispose the seeds. Press the zucchini strips hard to squeeze out the moisture and excess liquid. This helps prevent the bread from turning soggy.
  • Use a mixing bowl to make the batter. Fold together all the ingredients, excluding the cheddar cheese and chopped coriander. Mix the grated zucchini into the bowl as well. Fold until combined.
  • Pour the batter into a baking dish covered with waxed paper. Uniformly spread the mixture on all sides.
  • Put in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove.
  • Top with generous amounts of cheddar cheese and chopped coriander. Rebake for 5 more minutes to melt the cheese. Alternatively, increase the temperature for the last 1-2 minutes, enough to crisp the texture and turn it golden.
  • Set aside to cool for 3 minutes after removing from the oven. Slice with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
  • Remove from the baking sheet and enjoy.

Nutrition/Macros

Nutrition Facts
Keto Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 299mg12%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 569IU11%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 287mg29%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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