With my Keto Crispy Zucchini Chips you can preserve all the deliciousness of summer-time zucchini for busting your crunchy cravings all winter long with <2g carbs per serving!
I don’t know about you, but one of my all time favorite summer vegetables is ZUCCHINI! And I’m always looking for creative & delicious ways to enjoy them.
Are Zucchini Keto?
First things first, YES! Zucchini are naturally low in carbs making them the perfect keto snack. I medium zucchini has roughly 4g net carbs!
What do need to Make Crispy Zucchini Chips?
Making Keto Zucchini Chips is super easy and you only need a few tools and ingredients:
Zucchini. Duh. It’s the star of the show and if you have a garden growing, then you’re probably swimming in them! Smaller, less seedy zucchini work best.
AND your slices will be all a uniform thickness which yields a better, more consistent chip.
Dehydrator. We have 2 dehydrators; a Xlarge commercial, cabinet style dehydrator, that we frequently use for BIG dehydrator projects like multiple batches of my delicious Venison Jerky or Homemade Dog Treats but we most often we still use our small table top, inexpensive dehydrator (with additional racks).
You’ll also need some basic ingredients from your pantry, but I promise there’s nothing fancy involved.
How to make Dehydrated Zucchini Chips
Making these delicious and nutritious snacks are super easy and hardly even require a recipe.
Once you have your zucchini sliced (I had roughly 1.5 pounds of zucchini which yielded 10 cups of thinly sliced zucchini, which is my 2 quart measuring cup filled to the top).
Perhaps the best part of making these chips, is that you can fully customize the flavors to meet your taste. I prefer to taste my raw zucchini slices as I’m seasoning them to make sure they are seasoned well, just like when mixing a tossed salad.
I like mine with just a touch of spicy heat, whereas Ray prefers his super spicy. After seasoning all my zucchini slices and layering them in our dehydrator, I then sprinkle several of the bottom trays with an extremely hot & spicy Habanero Seasoning.
Then place them in a thin layer in your dehydrator trays. In general for 1.5 pounds of zucchini/10 cups thinly sliced, I fill 8 trays.
Set your dehydrator to 125 degrees F. and let it work it’s magic!
How long it takes for your zucchini chips to be fully dehydrated and crispy depends on several factors like how thick/thin you slice your zucchini, how liberally they are seasoned and the temperature/humidity of your home.
If I fill my dehydrator in the evening and let it dehydrate over night, first thing in the morning my Keto Crispy Zucchini chips are ready!
Store your Low Carb Dehydrated Zucchini Chips in a airtight container, so they stay crispy!
Can you make Zucchini Chips in the Oven?
No dehydrator but still want to make these crispy zucchini chips?? Simply line a large baking sheet with slices of seasoned zucchini, then bake them on the lowest setting your oven has. Again the timing will vary greatly, just check on them often.
How to Serve Crispy Zucchini Chips?
Not only are these Keto crispy dehydrated zucchini chips delicious on their own, they are even better in my Famous Keto Homemade Ranch Dip!
This recipe was originally shared on Aug. 25, 2015 as was recently updated with new photos on Sept. 22, 2020.
Keto Crispy Zucchini Chips
- Toss zucchini slices with all seasonings, olive oil and lemon juice. Taste and adjust as needed.
- Arrange seasoned zucchini slices in a single layer on dehydrator trays
- dehydrate at 125 degrees for up to 24 hours or until completely dehydrated and crispy.
- Store in an air tight container at room temperature for several months.