Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Zucchini is so delicious when cooked in the air fryer. It comes out nice and browned in places without being too mushy in the middle, and it only takes 8 minutes.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 small to medium zucchini
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Trim the two ends off of each zucchini. Slice the zucchinis in half lengthwise, end to end. Slice into ¾-inch slices.
  3. Put zucchini slices in a medium bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  4. Transfer to the air fryer basket and toss, arranging them in a single layer.*
  5. Cook for 5 minutes. Check and see if they’re browned and slightly softened in the middle. If not, toss and then cook another 2-3 minutes.

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*Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might not be able to fit them all in a single layer. You have two choices. One, cook them in two batches. Two, allow them to have some overlap – they won’t brown as well but will still be delicious. This is the air fryer that I have, and I do love it for its size (compact on the outside, large capacity inside), price, and functionality.