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Crunchy and healthy Keto Zucchini Chips Dehydrated with proven perfect tasty results at all times. Wonderfully flavored and filled with crispiness for your next easy low-carb snack, those Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, and Diabetic Friendly keto chips will become a favorite for all.

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Zucchini Chips Dehydrated

Dehydrated Keto Chips

This post will teach you how to make zucchini chips you love every time. Using a dehydrator, they never burn and get the right crispiness every time. Check out more from our dehydrated food tips.

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Zucchini Recipes

As zucchini are available throughout the year and not only during the summer season, we all have them constantly in the kitchen. Apart from the recipes we regularly make, I am sure we all need a bit of a change and dome ideas from time to time.

From making our Zucchini Chips and alteration of Smoked Paprika Zucchini Chips, with oven baked zucchini chips through Baked Zucchini together with Mini Zucchini Bites perfect for kids, get together, Potluck or BBQ days, to a quick and easy dinner with Baked Zucchini Boats I have you covered. 

Any leftovers from the cooking, have a look at the best tips on how to freeze zucchini for a long-term storage or make chocolate zucchini cake.

Zucchini for kids

I have tried zucchini in all forms for my daughter, but unfortunately, she is refusing them almost completely. The only way she eats them is mixed in our low-carb burgers or made as chips. I am drying zucchini in the oven a lot as well. But with the oven, you have to watch quite a bit, so they do not burn.

Drying them in a dehydrator takes a bit longer, but you can just switch the dehydrator on and leave the house without having to worry about something getting burned. Plus, the advantage of keeping more vitamins inside is just a plus.

Every time I make those dehydrated crisps, they are gone in seconds. Mere seconds. Exactly like those I made for pictures. It took 8 hours to dehydrate them and gone in 8 seconds. 

This is a perfect way to make healthy chips for our loved ones.

crispy zucchini chips on a plate
Crunchy Keto Zucchini Chips

Have you tried those baked zucchini chips slices already?

They are out of this world so much that they are gone in exactly 3 minutes in our house. A perfect dehydrated vegetable snack.


I have to admit. A Dehydrator is one of the best inventions for the kitchen. A bit bulky in size, but once you start dehydrating, you will always find the space and will never be left without one. 

Have you ever tried a dehydrator?

My first experience with food dehydrators was when we lived in Qatar, and certain vegetables were available only a few weeks a year. You had to buy a whole box (like 20 pieces) and ended up with so many vegetables that you could not consume in a few days.

I was reading a lot at that time about how best to store the vegetables and so many people have suggested investing in a Dehydrator. 

I bought one, and I was dehydrating everything I could think of for the next few months. The machine was going on full blast day and night. 

I fell in love with a Dehydrator and have never gone without one. 

keto zucchini chips in a cup
Crispy Keto Chips

Why do you dehydrate?

The difference between drying your food in the oven and dehydrating is that the dehydrator dries everything to a maximum of 70 Celsius for a few hours.

In this way, it is claimed that vegetables, fruits, or whatever you are dehydrating keep most of their vitamins. Once dried, you can keep the veggies for a long time.

One of the great examples is this Homemade Keto Fruit Roll-Ups Recipe or Dehydrated Strawberries, Dehydrated Raspberries, where you dehydrate your berries and can keep them as a keto snack for a very long time just on a kitchen counter. And you can even make a perfect chicken jerky in there.

Cucumber chips, Dry onions or Broccoli chips are another great example, where even a vegetables can be turned into a delicious snack.

Dehydrated Zucchini Recipe

This dehydrated zucchini recipe is one of the healthiest keto foods to dehydrate. There are various vegetables that can be dried. We have tried lots of them, and they all are perfectly tasty when adding a bit of spice and sometimes, but not always, a sprinkle of oil.

They are easy low-carb snacks for when you need them. Stored in an airtight container, dehydrated zucchini chips stay crunchy for a long time.

Dehydrated Zucchini Chips Nutrition Facts

The nutrition facts for dehydrated zucchini are so great, that you will be making them all the time. 

One portion of our dehydrated chips recipe, a pretty big bowl, gives you 137 calories, 12 grams of fat, 6 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. 

Our recipe is split into 4 portions, where one bowl consists of three-quarters of whole zucchini. 

baked zucchini chips slices served in a brown cup
Dehydrated Zucchini Chips
What temperature to dehydrate zucchini?

As you would use a dehydrator for making zucchini chips, there is no big choice in temperature settings. Some dehydrators might have a bit bigger spam, but most can move the temperature between 120 Fahrenheit – 150 Fahrenheit (50 Celsius -70 Celsius)

How long does it take to dehydrate zucchini?

The zucchini chips made in a dehydrator take approximately 7-9 hours, depending on how thin or thick you slice them initially. I do like to cut them a bit thicker because, in my opinion, they taste a bit better as they are completely thin at the end anyway, almost like paper-thin slices.

What to dip zucchini chips in?

We usually eat them as they are, just as an easy low-carb snack. But you can use various dips you would typically use for tortillas or any keto chips you are used to.
In our instance, I always use yogurt or sour cream as a base and add avocado, cheese, some spices, and a bit of garlic, depending on what’s at home and in the fridge.

But you can also choose from one of the choices below. 

Dippings for keto chips 

What to season zucchini chips with?

Choosing what to season your zucchini chips with is the easiest choice. Any spices or herbs go with them. 

Whatever seeds you have at home are perfect as well. Sometimes, especially in winter, I also use our dried herb with a bit of Curcuma, paprika, garlic, or any other dry spices we have.

wuick zucchini chips in a metal jar
Low Carb Vegetable Chips

How to prepare dehydrated zucchini chips

Kitchen Gadgets needed:

  • Dehydrator 
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Vegetable Slicer

Ingredients needed:

  • Zucchini
  • EVO Oil
  • Thyme
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Salt
  • Garlic

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.


Prepare Ingredients needed

Prepare all of the ingredients. To fill up the whole dehydrator, I needed 3 zucchinis. Thyme is fresh from the garden as well as garlic. If you do not have fresh herbs, you can also use dry ones.

Ingredients needed for zucchini chips in dehydrator.
Keto Chips Dehydrated

First Step: Slice Zucchini

The best results you get are if you pick zucchinis, which are approximately the same size. Also, slicing them in the same thickness ensures, they are all done at the same time and are all the same consistency.

We are lucky to own our Meat slicer, which I use for slicing the bread mostly, but also various vegetables or meats into a perfect uniformed size. And it takes just a few seconds to slice them all evenly.

If you do have a bread or meat slicer, I always use the thickness at N1.

slicing zucchinis on a meat slicer maschine
slicing zucchini

Second Step: Add Oil for the better crunch

Adding oil to make dehydrated zucchini, help them to be a bit more crunchy. This is really optional. I have also dried zucchinis without oil, but we still prefer to sprinkle them with oil a bit.

Especially if you are using additional spices, where they nicely soak in and are spread evenly.

Just be careful not to add too much oil, otherwise, they will never dry and will become soggy and oily even after hours of dehydrating them.

pouring oil onto a zucchini slices
oiling zucchini slices

Third Step: Season

Add seasoning and spices of your choice. In our recipe, we have seasoned them with fresh thyme, dry garlic, salt, and sesame seeds. A combination of those spices together with sesame blends in perfectly for tasty zucchini chips.

adding sesame seeds and thymian to zucchini crisps
adding spices

Fourth Step: Mix

With your spatula (or hands if you prefer) mix olive oil and spices together fully, making sure each single zucchini slice is covered. You really might use your hand for a real perfection, since all of the zucchini slices are most of the time stuck together.

mixing zucchini chips slices with seasoning
mixing zucchini chips together

Fifth Step: Spread

Spread zucchini slices onto a dehydrator rack in a single layer. While spreading them onto a tray, make sure the oil and seasonings are spread evenly on each single zucchini slice from both sides. Follow the process until all of the trays are filled.

zucchini slices on a dehydrator tray
spreading zucchini slices onto the trays

Sixth Step: Dehydrate

Stack all of the dehydrator trays on top of each other and close them with a lid on top. This is in the case of the dehydrator I use, which is the simplest round shape one we have. Depending on your dehydrator, follow the instructions as per your brands.

Switch the dehydrator on 70C or 150F and set the timing for 8 hours.

Make sure to switch the trays every 2 hours or so to make sure all of the zucchini chips are dehydrated evenly.

switching dehydrator on for keto chips
switching on the dehydrator

Tips and Tricks:

  • Herbs – you can use any fresh herbs you have available or dry mix as well
  • Zucchini – should be sliced using a meat slicer (easiest) or vegetable slicer
  • Oil – you can use avocado oil as well instead of olive oil
  • Seeds – I love to use sesame seeds for their taste, but you can replace them with your favorite seeds
zucchini chips tasty in a bowl
Quick and Easy Keto Chips


How to make dehydrated zucchini chips in the oven?

Very similar to instructions with a dehydrator, they have to be baked in the oven at the lowest temperature. I usually use 50 Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) for 3 to 6 hours as this is the lowest my oven allows me to bake. If I use the oven, I check them regularly and might turn them halfway for both sides to be able to bake even.

They do turn a bit brownish in the oven, but that is not a problem and still tastes superb. You just need to watch for zucchinis not to burn.

Why are my zucchini chips soggy?

There are a few reasons why your zucchini chips might become soggy.

  1. You might have used too much oil.
  2. If you leave them to dehydrate too short, they might stay soggy.
  3. Storing them in an airtight container is very important to keep the crispiness.

But everything has a solution. I usually just place them into the oven at the lowest temperature for half an hour, and they regain the crispiness again.

How to store dehydrated zucchini chips?

Storing zucchini chips is a bit tricky. They have to be stored in an air-tight glass container, otherwise, they will lose their crispiness. You can also use Mason Jars if you have some on hand.

sesame seeds spread on a zucchini chips
Keto Zucchini Chips Dehydrated

How long do dehydrated zucchini chips last?

Once dried thoroughly, zucchini chips last pretty long if stored properly. Again air-tight glass containers or Mason Jars are the best options. I have experienced storing them for 1 to 2 months, and they were still perfect.

Can you freeze zucchini chips?

You can freeze your zucchini chips, but remember that they will not be crispy after freezing them. But as I have already mentioned above, just place them back into the oven for a half-hour at the lowest temperature, and they will become crispy again.

What other keto dehydrated food exists?

Using a dehydrator is the best choice you can have, not only for vegetables. You can dehydrate almost all of the veggies, mushrooms, tomatoes, all the root vegetables, cucumbers, green leaves such as kale, mangold, ramp, various meats, salami, ham, bacon, all the cheeses, mixed seeds for crackers, mixed berries for leather skins, or just plain berries.

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zucchini chips in a jar

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Zucchini Chips Dehydrated

Zuzana Paar
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Crunchy and healthy Keto Zucchini Chips Dehydrated with proven perfect tasty results at all times. Wonderfully flavored and filled with crispiness for your next easy low-carb snack, those Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, and Diabetic Friendly keto chips will become a favorite for all.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Small bites
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 118 kcal



  • 3 Zucchini
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Freshly Ground Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Garlic


  • Clean and dry zucchini
  • Cut them into a thin slices either on a bread/meat cutting machine, or by hand at the thinnest. I have used bread machine on N1.
  • Place all the zucchinis into a bowl, sprinkle with olive oil, freshly ground thyme, sesame seeds, salt and garlic.
  • Gently mix all together and place it onto the dehydrator plates.
  • Switch the dehydrator onto the highest ( in my case it is 70 C or 158 Fahrenheit)
  • Switch the plates every 2 hours to get the drying process evenly.
  • Once done store it in the airtight container or enjoy it in 2 minutes as we did ( or one person in our family did)



  • Herbs – you can use any fresh herbs you have available or dry mix as well
  • Zucchini – should be sliced using a meat slicer (easiest) or vegetable slicer
  • Oil – you can use avocado oil as well instead of olive oil
  • Seeds – I love to use sesame seeds for their taste, but you can replace them with your favorite seeds


Serving: 1gCalories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 305mgPotassium: 428mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 370IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 4mg


Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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Last Updated: June 23, 2022

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67 Comments on “Crunchy Keto Zucchini Chips Dehydrated”

  1. I cannot open this from your newsletter you email me (Australia), but I can search for it. Luckily I have my dehydrator out to do some jerky, so will try this

    • Dear Julie,

      I am so sorry for the glitch from my email. I have just posted this recipe yesterday, so might have attached it somehow wrong. Well cant take it back, but I am so happy you found it.
      Hope you will enjoy it Julie.
      Have a nice day

      • Dear Catherine,

        While dehydrating, the salt intensifies a bit, since the chips shrink as well. We like them salty, but halving the amount will work perfectly as well.

    • Dear Sharon,

      It really depends on how much are you planning to use it. And second, it really takes a bit of space in the kitchen because it is not a tiny equipment. I have bought a simple one for a trial and works pretty well for me, so have not really looked at the more advanced ones. But as per the research I did, Excalibur is pretty well known company. Mine costed only about 40 Euro and is a round one. Enough for an occasional dehydrating.
      Hope that helps

  2. These look delicious! We had more zucchini in our garden than we knew what to do with. I’m saving this idea for next summer!

    • Dear Helen,

      Dehydrator is really handy in the kitchen. You can dry almost anything in it. The only problem is the space since it is a bit bulky. But otherwise great.


  3. I don’t have a dehydrator, but it’s been on my wishlist for a little while now. These chips look amazing and a lovely healthy snack.

    • Dear Caroline,

      That is not a problem at all. You can do it in the oven as well, just need to keep checking from time to time, since they burn easily.

      Have a nice day


  4. Love your recipes! If using the oven to dehydrate the zucchini, what temperature would you use and for how long. I noticed you wrote it would be faster. I have an electric oven I’d like to use for zucchini chips. Indianapolis Indiana

    • Dear Sharon,

      If using the oven, I normally keep it on 100 – 120C for approximately 2,5 hours turning few times throughout

      Have a great day


    • With a dehydrator, it is true, that it really takes space in your pantry. But I have used it so many times I really suggest it to everyone. I even bought a second one after our old one broke. So yes, it is worth having it at home. Just that space issue …

  5. These zucchini chips look delicious! We love all kids of crispy veggie snacks and these will be an instant favorite… especially with the herb seasoning. Thank you!

  6. It’s been a few years since posting this, but hoping you are still on to read this…So, I’m not interested in the Presto Dehydrator you recommended on Amazon. I see that you use a different brand in your pictures in dehydrating the chips. That looks more like one I would be interested in. Would you mind letting me know where you got that one? Thanks!

    • Dear Dianne. This is already my second Dehydrator. It is simple cheap one from one of the shops we have in Europe. the brand is not really known but it does the job.

  7. Have you tried storing them in vaccum sealed bags, possibly with added moisture absorber?
    Considering what’s going on in the world, having some stocked up food supplies is a good idea

  8. I read the reviews to see what people think of a recipe after making it. Why does everyone think they have to leave a review saying how good something looks instead of trying it and then leaving a review on the recipe?

    • I can tell you from my own experience, that those zucchini chips are delicious. My daughter, who does not like zucchini at all, can not get enough of them once made. Sure worth the try.


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