Dehydrated Zucchini Chips Recipe

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Dehydrated zucchini chips make a great, healthy substitute for chips!

If you need a healthy replacement for your potato chip habit, these are fantastic!

A side view of a white bowl filled with Dehydrated Zucchini Chips.

How Long Does It Take To Dehydrate Zucchini In A Dehydrator?

While every dehydrator will have it’s own set of instructions, the standard amount of time for dehydrating zucchini will be between 12 and 18 hours.

The thickness of your zucchini will also dictate how long it needs to dehydrate.

How Long Does It Take To Dehydrate Zucchini In The Oven?

Here again, it will depend on the thickness of your zucchini. But the standard is 2-6 hours.

Can You Fry Dehydrated Squash?

You can if you rehydrate it first.

Can You Freeze Dehydrated Zucchini?

It’s not recommended. You can, however, store them in the fridge in an air-tight container.

Are Dehydrated Vegetable Chips Healthy?

They are! They are low in fat, calories, and sometimes even low in carbs. They go great with many dips. They are high in fiber and taste great! You can even season them with spice mixes for some extra zing.

Do You Need To Blanch Zucchini Before Dehydrating?

You can if you wish, but it’s not necessary. Blanching will help preserve color during dehydrating, but it’s not essential.

Rehydrating Zucchini

To rehydrate dehydrated zucchini, simply soak the zucchini chips in water. Then strain and pat dry with a paper towel.

A white bowl filled with dehydrated zucchini chips.

What You’ll Need

Zucchini – Yup! That’s it!

How To Make Zucchini Chips In A Dehydrator

Adjust the thickness on your microplane to at least a ¼ inch thick, then lay it across a bowl.

Cut the zucchini down to a manageable size.

Slice the zucchini on a microplane.

Lay them all out in a single layer on your dehydrator rack and dehydrated for the amount of time called for by your appliance. On mine, it’s usually 12-14 hours.

Serve with salsa or hummus.

How To Store Zucchini Chips

The important thing with dehydrated zucchini chips is to store them in an air-tight container, and remove as much air as possible. If air can get in, so can moisture. And moisture will be soaked up by the dried zucchini and it will start to mold.

I keep mind in a zipper-top plastic bag that I press the air out of. Then I store them in my fridge to be safe.

If you have a food saver, you can store these in a canning jar that you suck the air out of.

Seasoning For Zucchini Chips

While plain zucchini chips are fantastic, sometimes, you want a little something extra. For those occasions, you can lightly season the chips with with either grated parmesan cheese, or a homemade seasoning. Here are some suggestions.

Two photos, side by side, showing two sizes of zucchini and what size the chips are when dehydrated. A dime sits above the dry slices to show size.

Zucchini Size

Make sure you use the biggest zucchini you can find. Small chips dehydrate down to a chip so small, you almost can’t use them for dip.

Need Supplies?

I have the Excalibur dehydrator and it’s fantastic. But for a more budget conscious choice, I recommend the

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A side view of a white bowl filled with Dehydrated Zucchini Chips.

Dehydrated Zucchini Chips

Delicious, low calorie, low carb chips with fantastic crunch!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 hours
Total Time: 14 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 77kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • Dehydrator
  • Microplane

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. zucchini (or as much as you like)

Instructions

  • Adjust the thickness on your microplane to at least a ¼ inch thick, then lay it across a bowl.
    Adjusting the thickness on a microplane for making these Dehydrated Zucchini Chips.
  • Cut the zucchini down to a manageable size.
    Cutting the zucchini in half for easier handling.
  • Slice the zucchini on a microplane.
    Slicing the zucchini on the microplane.
  • Lay them all out in a single layer on your dehydrator rack and dehydrated for the amount of time called for by your appliance. On mine, it's usually 12-14 hours.
    The sliced zucchini lined up in a single layer on the dehydrator tray.
  • Serve with salsa or hummus.
    The finished Dehydrated Zucchini Chips in a small, white serving bowl.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 1184mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 907IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg

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