Dehydrated Zucchini Chips Recipe

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Dehydrated Zucchini Chips Recipe

Dehydrated Zucchini Chips Recipe Oh MY Goodness..

This Dehydrated Zucchini Chips Recipe is SO good.  Full of flavors, slightly spicy.  Amazing.

The ONLY downside.. the serving is so small.  Seriously, you have no idea how small that 1 1b of zucchini is going to get.  And you are not going to want to share.. lol.  Basically this recipes makes one nice sized serving for one person.. yep one.  But I am marking it 1-2 servings.

Couple of notes.

1. These have a nice peppery taste. If you are a big fan of salt and pepper chips you could even add more.  But be careful since they shrink down so much, a little goes a long way.
2. The olive oil is super yummy on them, but it’s greasy.  I did not actually try them with out the oil, but my guess is that they would be fine.
3. * You need to slice these VERY thin.  The tried a second batch on my mandoline slicer on the thicker blade.  I loved that it took less time to slice and took up less room in the dehydrator, meaning I could fit more in.  But those suckers would not get crisp.  They were in there about 10 hours and still were chewy.  So that did not work.

The mandoline is essential for making the thin slices you will need for this recipe.  If you try cutting the Zucchini with a knife they may take a lot longer in the dehydrator.

dehydrated zucchini chips

I love this Müeller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer, 8 in 1 tool because it does a bunch of jobs in one.

buy5 4. You can make your Zucchini Chips in the oven instead of a dehydratorHere are directions for that.

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I love having a dehydrator.  It doesn’t get a ton of use, but when I do use it I am so grateful to have it. This Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator has over 2000 reviews and close to 5 stars!

5. If you love vegetable chips check out my Crispy Cucumber Chips here.


My daughters LOVED them.. too bad I had to share…

Yields 1-2

Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips

Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips

15 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 1 lb (about 4 cups) thin sliced Zucchini*
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil (this can be omitted)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Note: I cut my zucchini on a mandoline slicer. I did both the thin and thick slices. The thin turned out much better and crispier.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk salt, pepper, olive oil (if used), and vinegar
  3. Add sliced zucchini
  4. Toss with the “dressing” to coat.
  5. Arrange slices on dehydrator trays
  6. Dehydrate at 135 degrees for 5-6 hours or until crispy
Recipe Type: Appetizers

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  1. says

    I also did these in a dehydrator but then popped them under my broiler for a very short period (stand there and watch them) to get a nice crisp on them, loved them!

  2. Dotti says

    What degree for the oven, and how long in oven? I grow my own zucchini and always looking for a way to use them. Thanks.

    • frugal jen says

      Dotti– since I did not do them in the oven you will have to look at the post about making them in the oven

  3. Sylvia Zajis says

    I love zucchini but have never thought about using it in a way such as this. I will try this one out. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. lisa says

    I’m going to try these. I know what you mean about the serving size. Squash has so much water it tends to cook down fast.

  5. Mer says

    This looks like a delicous healthier alternative to potato chips! I think I’ll have to try this, and I might do some experimenting with seasoned salt blends…

  6. jennifer aikens says

    sounds like a wonderful way to get in those vege servings. I love zucchini but have never had it like this. I am sure I would like it. Thank you for including oven instructions as I do not own a dehydrator.

  7. Tiffany F says

    I cannot stand zucchini but these actually look pretty good. Will have to try them out soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Rena says

    I use TopChip trays in the microwave so they are done in a few minutes. Also, if you don’t want all the oil but want the flavor you can use the olive oil flavored ‘Pam’ spray.

    • jlpenner says

      I have made other dried fruits and veggies, and I just put them into ziplocks. Not sure how long you could store.

  9. Debbie Anderson says

    I canned about 40 pints of sliced zucchini this summer for frying and about 8 pints of shredded zucchini for making bread. One of the stores had them on sale at 3 for .99 cents. I saw in there ad that they are back on for that price. How long would these last if they were vacuumed in jars or bags?

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  11. says

    I’ve been wanting to get a mandolin for YEARS. And these sound amazing–I definitely need to try them. Pinning for later!

    Found you on Say G’Day. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Martin says

    Is the apple cider vinegar just for flavoring, or does it do something chemically to the zucchini?


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