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Air fryer courgette

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I’ve become an air fryer convert in recent years and regularly use it to make all the components for our dinner. I have a double drawer air fryer, an AF400UK, which is so simple to use and I love that it sits up on the worktop. Cooking courgettes in the air fryer is a super simple way to cook them, without lots of standing by the hob, and is great for busy nights when I want something fast with minimal fuss.

I’ve got 100+ fantastic air fryer recipes on here and now I’m adding air fryer roasted courgette to my list! It takes just minutes, and is really easy to boost the flavour of. 

I love to cook air fryer vegetables alongside things such as air fryer chicken tenders or air fryer salmon for a simple and tasty meal. Cooking up a batch of courgettes is so simple to make and they are packed full of flavour too with the right seasonings.

The air fryer is really simple to use, lightweight to handle even when full of food, and I don’t have to worry about my daughters or dog touching the hot oven when it is in use. 

Some nights I want a nice pile of vegetables, like these air fryer courgettes, to serve alongside air fried frozen chicken nuggets and frozen french fries just to relieve a little of the Mum guilt and other days I am cooking up a pile of different vegetables to enjoy as part of a pasta salad. 

I’ve got a ton of delicious air fryer recipes on here, including some specifically for the Ninja Foodi air fryer. I also have delicious air fryer desserts and even tips for beginners to the air fryer and pros and cons of the air fryer too. All very worthy reads – especially if you’re new to air frying. 

This may otherwise be known as an air fryer zucchini recipe.

Air fryer courgettes on a plate.

Ingredients for air fryer courgette:

300g courgettes

5-10ml vegetable oil or olive oil spray 

Seasoning of choice – see below for some suggestions

Method for cooking courgette in the air fryer: 

Wash the courgettes and dry well.

Top and tail the courgette and then slice lengthways in half, and half again until you have quarters. Slice the quarters into 1/2 inch pieces for the best results. 

You can also buy courgette slices or diced courgettes if you prefer, or just if you require that convenience to help aid your cooking. 

Coat the diced courgette in the oil and add your seasoning of choice. If you want it plain then you can just add a little cracked black pepper and salt. 

Place the courgette in your air fryer basket in a single layer. This allows for good air flow while the courgette is cooking.

Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 6-7 minutes. 

You can shake up the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking time if you want to ensure a nice even cooking to all of the courgette pieces.

I like my courgette to be fork-tender and lovely and golden. If you like yours a little less cooked then just knock 1-2 minutes off the cooking time. 

Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper before serving. 

Make sure to adjust the cooking time if you’re using extra large courgette pieces. 

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Looking for some tasty meat dishes to serve with your courgette?

I love to serve these courgettes with my cajun chicken pasta, air fryer jerk chicken, chicken kebabs made in the Ninja Foodi and with air fryer breaded chicken breast too. 

What sauces go great with courgettes? 

I find that cream based or white wine based sauces go great with courgettes. A tomato based sauce is delicious too and I’ve even blended courgettes into homemade pasta sauce too with great results. 

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Looking for some alternate seasoning suggestions for air fried courgettes? 

First up I love to make my own seasoning blends. Fajita seasoning, cajun seasoning, peri peri seasoning and Mexican seasoning all work perfectly on this air fried courgette.

Nutritional yeast works great sprinkled over this too, for more of a rich flavour. Garlic powder is delicious and brings lots of flavour too, as does parmesan cheese.

Want to try a flavoured butter to air fry your courgettes in? 

I love to make a simple garlic butter, which works great, but you could also try them with a sun-dried tomato butter, lemon butter or just a salted butter would work great and bring lots of extra flavour to this dish. 

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If you’re looking to get the most from your air fryer these are some of my favourite air fryer accessories and cookbooks:

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

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How to cook air fried zucchini recipe (courgettes):

Air fryer courgettes on a plate.
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Air fryer courgettes

How to cook courgettes in the air fryer
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, courgettes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 48kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 300 g courgettes
  • 5-10 ml vegetable oil or olive oil spray
  • Seasoning of choice – see above for some suggestions

Instructions

  • Wash the courgettes and dry well.
  • Top and tail the courgette and then slice lengthways in half, and half again until you have quarters. Slice the quarters into 1/2 inch pieces for the best results.
  • You can also buy courgette slices or diced courgettes if you prefer, or just if you require that convenience to help aid your cooking.
  • Coat the diced courgette in the oil and add your seasoning of choice. If you want it plain then you can just add a little cracked black pepper and salt.
  • Place the courgette in your air fryer basket in a single layer. This allows for good air flow while the courgette is cooking.
  • Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 6-7 minutes.
  • You can shake up the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking time if you want to ensure a nice even cooking to all of the courgette pieces.
  • I like my courgette to be fork-tender and lovely and golden. If you like yours a little less cooked then just knock 1-2 minutes off the cooking time.
  • Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper before serving.
  • Make sure to adjust the cooking time if you’re using extra large courgette pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Air fryer courgettes on a plate.
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