Awesome Paleo Zucchini Chips


Sometime ago I put up this recipe for paleo zucchini chips. They are light on the carbs (3.1 grams of carbs for 100g of uncooked zucchini), very healthy and exceptioanlly tasty. A great alternative to our pre-paleo snacks like popcorn and dorritos or whatever snack you binged on before. I have made several batches of them and the picture above is (although not very good) how it turned out for me.

I have got a lot of messages and mails about how a lot of batches get burned or soggy or both. After a bit of experimentation I have made some changes to the recipe. First of all, I noticed that some batches of mine burnt while others did not. It appears the issue is the excess moisture in some Zucchini. The first thing to do now after slicing is to lay them all on kitchen paper towels, place another layer of towels on top and place something like a baking tray over and press down to remove as much moisture as possible. This should avoid most of the problems. Please note that there is going to be a lot of shrinkage.

If zucchini is not to your liking, try out my new favorite snack: paleo granola. You could also check out my list of paleo snacks with loads of ideas and links to recipes.

Give it a shot and let me know how it turned out.

Paleo Zucchini Chips
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
  1. Zucchini
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Salt & Pepper
  4. Spices like Paprika (optional)
  1. Slice your Zucchini thin. I would say 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch. I would suggest using a mandolin. A food processor will slice it too thin
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. That is around 100-105 degrees centigrade.
  3. Lay out the sliced zucchini on paper towels, with another layer on top, press together firmly to remove excess moisture
  4. Lay out all the chips and brush or spray oil lightly on the chips.
  5. Bake for up to two hours, or until they get to the right level of crispiness for you.
  6. If there are still some softer chips, take the crispy ones out and put them back for a bit longer.
  7. Store in an air tight container.
  8. And there you have it, yummy Paleo Zucchini chips.
Paleo Forever


  • Reply August 28, 2013



    I realized these come out way better if you just broil them for 10-15 mins. mmm yummy

    • Reply October 1, 2013


      I went by the recipe and I may be in agreement with you…I’ll try broiling them next time! Does broiling lessen shrinkage?

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  • Reply June 21, 2014

    pat radakovich

    The first rec. I got said to cook for 20 min at 450 the pic looked like they were fried. Tasted good (I love paprika) however can you say “SOGGY” I was looking for something more like chip I will try to broil and if that doesn’t work then maybe they can be dehydrated.

    • Reply June 18, 2015


      They need to be sweated like eggplant to remove excess moisture. Lay them out on a paper towel and sprinkle salt on them after you cut them up into chips: then let them sit for about 20 minutes. Blot off the excess moisture that’s been extracted, and you’ll have crispy chips!

  • Reply June 22, 2014

    Charlene Edmondson

    I read that if you salt the Zucchini and let it sit it will draw the water out and you wipe it dry. I am going to try this. You know it’s time to wipe when the water is sitting on top which takes awhile.

  • Reply June 24, 2014


    Pampered Chef (and maybe elsewhere) sells stackable silicone trays that you use to make chips in the microwave out of different fruits and veggies. Might be good to use for something like this, and you won’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen in the middle of the summer!

    • Reply July 4, 2015

      F Hall

      And as you cook them in the microwave, you destroy the nutrients.

  • Reply June 26, 2014

    Tam Warner Minton

    do you have the health info? Carbs and protein, etc?

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  • Reply January 12, 2015


    I wonder if a dehydrator would work….

  • Reply June 18, 2015


    ive never had my zucchini chips come out this crispy! I think I only cooked mine 30 minutes! I may be a 2 hour type zucchini chip person!!!

  • Reply June 18, 2015

    fun size wife

    These did not work out for me. I used 2 medium zucchini, and baked them at the 450 degrees and then stirred them. Tried to finish what wasn’t browning under the broiler. Burned shrunken zucchini. I may try again when zucchini starts to overrun the garden. Might be best to try a food dehydrator, as it would be more predictable. I don’t know where the mix up of the oven temperature came in, but I think the recipe needs some refinement.

  • Reply June 19, 2015


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  • Reply June 20, 2015

    Mark wimmer

    Sounds great, gone try it!!

  • Reply July 23, 2015


    I think the term Paleo is ridiculous. During the Paleonto time period, people ate meat, along with ant grains, fruits, or vegetables that they could gather. That’s it. That would be a fairly good diet if you had less meat and more plant products than they likely did in some seasons, but this diet has no grains? I don’t get the name at all.
    But, this recipe sounds interesting and I may try it.

  • Reply February 2, 2016


    Yo los he hecho en la deshidratadora

    • Reply February 2, 2016


      Eso funciona muy bien también .
      Por favor, disculpe mi español

      Gracias por su visita!

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