I’m so excited to share this recipe with you, even though you might be surprised coming from me!  As many of you know, I’m not the biggest fan of green things… but throw in some hot sauce and ranch, and I’m all in for trying new flavors! That’s exactly what happened with these Spicy Ranch Zucchini Fries. I was a little hesitant at first, but let me tell you, I’m so glad I gave them a try! I even managed to sneak in some greens, look at me go! DSCN3638

If you’re a zucchini lover, then these fries are a must-try. They’re crispy, flavorful, and packed with that perfect kick of spice. They make a fantastic snack or side dish, and the best part? They are only 4 Weight Watchers per serving of 5 fries! So, even if you’re not a huge fan of vegetables, I encourage you to give these a go. You might just be surprised at how delicious they are!DSCN3596

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

It’s a much more fun way to get in veggies. 

Skip steamed veggies and make these yummy veggie fries instead. They’re packed with flavor, but you’re still getting all the great nutrients your body needs from vegetables. 

Spicy Ranch Zucchini Fries are great for kids. 

You can reduce the spice if your kids don’t like heat, and just let them have these healthy zucchini fries for an after school snack. They’re delicious but won’t ruin the appetite for dinner. 

It’s a fun side dish! 

You can impress guests with your culinary schools by supplying these spicy ranch zucchini fries as a side dish for a summer get together. DSCN3613

Ingredients you need to make Spicy Ranch Zucchini Fries: 

  • 1 zucchini
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons light ranch dressing or zero point ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons Franks hot sauce
  • ½ cup bread crumbs or panko crumbs
  • 1.5 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoningDSCN3541

How to make Spicy Ranch Zucchini Fries (step by step): 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and cut your zucchini into 4 quarters, cutting in half, and then half again. Cut those into 5 fries each, giving you 20 fries.
  3. Place the all purpose flour and the bread crumbs onto two separate plates or flat dishes.
  4.  Mix the parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning with the breadcrumbs. In a bowl mix the ranch and hot sauce together.
  5. Roll the zucchini pieces in the flour, shake any excess off, then dip and coat them in the buffalo ranch, and then roll them in the seasoned bread crumbs making sure to cover each piece well. Lay the pieces out on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the oven for approx 22-24 minutes. You can turn over if you want halfway through, but it’s not necessary. Sometimes they can become messy if you move them around.

Makes 20 fries. Nutrition info for 1 fry: Calories 23,  Fat 1 g, Saturated fat .13 g,  Carbs 3 g,  Fiber .14 g, Sugars .42 g, Sodium 140.83 mg, Protein 1 g. DSCN3550

WW Points For Spicy Ranch Zucchini Fries

  • Zucchini 0 points 
  • All purpose flour 3 points
  • Light ranch dressing 6 points or Zero point ranch 0 points
  • Franks hot sauce 0 points
  • Bread crumbs or panko crumbs 6 points
  • Grated parmesan cheese 1 point
  • Italian seasoning 0 points

4 points per 5 fries based on the WW app recipe creator if you use light ranch dressing.  3 points per 5 fries based on the WW app recipe creator if you use zero point ranch dressing.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below per 5 fries. 

Personal Points- 3 depending on your 0PP foods

Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder

Smart Points- (green) 3 using SP calculator

Points Plus- 3 using PP calculatorDSCN3571

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Use seasoned bread crumbs if you want to make this recipe quicker! I suggest using zero point ranch because if you eat more than 5 fries, it’ll save you a significant amount of Weight Watchers points. 
  • Try cooking these in an air fryer! 

Tips and Tricks for Making Spicy Ranch Zucchini Fries: 

  • These spicy ranch zucchini fries do not freeze well – zucchini has too much water content. They’re best served fresh. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days if you use an air fryer to crisp them back up before eating. DSCN3602

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5 from 3 votes

Spicy ranch zucchini fries

By: Drizzle
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 37 minutes
3PP, 3SP blue, green & purple

Ingredients 

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 Tbsp light ranch dressing
  • 3 Tbsp franks hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, or panko crumbs
  • 1.5 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash and cut your zucchini into 4 quarters, cutting in half, and then half again. Cut those into 5 fries each, giving you 20 fries.
  • Place the all purpose flour and the bread crumbs onto two separate plates or flat dishes.
  • Mix the parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning in with the breadcrumbs. In a bowl mix the ranch and hot sauce together.
  • Roll the zucchini pieces in the flour, shake any excess off, then dip and coat them in the buffalo ranch and then roll them in the seasoned bread crumbs making sure to cover each piece well. Lay the pieces out on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for approx 22-24 minutes. You can turn over if you want halfway through, but it's not necessary. Sometimes they can become messy if you move them around.

Nutrition

Serving: 5friesCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.65gSodium: 704.83mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 2.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
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  1. 5 stars
    I tried these tonight and they were a hit with all of us. I will make these again for sure. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    These were soooooo good! My oven died just before I was going to pop them in so my husband put them on tin foil on the bbq and they were perfect!

  3. Did you use your zero point ranch recipe when making these or lite ranch from the store? Can’t wait to try these!

  4. The ranch and hot sauce combo would not stick very well at all to the zucchini. I had to use a lot more than what it called for to get just 14 coated…not 20. I added milk and that helped…we’ll see how it turns out!