Zucchini Slice Recipe - Zucchini, Bacon, and Cheese Heaven! (2024)

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Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe to use up that excess zucchini from your garden? Or maybe you have bought a couple to many from the supermarket? Why not try this delicious savoury zucchini slice recipe!

I have been meaning to share this recipe for a while now. I made it several times over the summer when we had lots of our own zucchini. Now that winter is here, I have found myself craving it again only now I have to buy the zucchini!

This Zucchini Slice is a classic Australian dish that’s a family favourite in our house because it is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed hot or cold. It is also very versatile in terms of how it can be used. Because it is egg based you could easily enjoy it for breakfast. Or you could add some salad and you have a delicious dinner idea! I tend to make it as a light lunchtime dish though. I can eat a couple of pieces of this slice without feeling over full.

It is a great lunchbox addition too because it is firm enough to hold it in your hand. That would make it a great appetizer as well. I can imagine cutting this slice into bite sized pieces and serving them at a party!

As mentioned earlier, this zucchini slice is delicious hot straight from the oven but also makes for some very tasty cold leftovers. And if you do have more than you can use then it freezes very well. I put my leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer and just microwave it to reheat.

The recipe I used came from Taste.com.au, and I have just made a couple of small alterations. I spiced mine up slightly with a small amount of nutmeg and I have added some salt and pepper for seasoning.

The recipe calls for bacon, but I have also made it using ham and it is still very tasty. Though I probably prefer bacon, as the old saying goes “everything is better with bacon”!

If you would prefer something sweet to use up your extra zucchini have a look at these Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


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Zucchini Slice Recipe – Zucchini, Bacon, and Cheese Heaven!

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  • Author: Kaylene
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Serves
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Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe to use up your excess zucchini? Why not try this zucchini slice recipe, it is quick, easy, and delicious!


5 eggs

salt and pepper (large pinch of each)

¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1 cup self raising flour (150g or 5oz)

375g (13oz) of grated zucchini *

1 large brown onion, diced

200g (7oz) of rindless bacon, diced

1 cup of grated cheddar cheese (80g)

¼ cup of vegetable oil (60ml)


Preheat oven to 170 °C (340 °F) and grease and line a 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 in) lamington pan**.

Add the eggs, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to a large bowl and whisk with a fork to combine.

Add the flour and then beat again until the mixture is smooth.

Add in the zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese, and oil and mix well.

Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and smooth the top.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked through.


* I find that I need 2 or 3 small to medium zucchini.

** a lamington pan is a high sided baking tin similar to a brownie pan


  • Calories: 183
  • Sugar: 1.1g
  • Sodium: 199.5mg
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 98.8mg

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Zucchini Slice Recipe - Zucchini, Bacon, and Cheese Heaven! (2024)


Why is my zucchini slice soggy? ›

Mushy zucchini slice is caused by excess liquid in the mixture, or by too little flour being added. Be sure to measure the ingredients accurately. Due to the high water content of zucchini, the slice can become soggy and mushy if too much grated zucchini is used.

How long can you keep zucchini slice in the fridge? ›

Zucchini slice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Alternatively, it can be frozen for up to 3 months - allow to defrost in the fridge before reheating (optional). Reheat any leftovers in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.

Do you cook zucchini with or without the skin? ›

There's no need to peel zucchini. In fact, the skin is a big source of zucchini nutrition (the deep green color is a dead giveaway) so you definitely want to leave the skin on. How to cut zucchini: after giving the zucchini squash a good rinse under cold water, slice off the stem and discard it.

How do you saute zucchini so it doesn't get soggy? ›

Give the zucchini slices a light pan fry, stopping as soon as the outsides begin to turn golden. You'll be left with a nice, lightly crisp exterior, without the interior becoming soggy. Be patient as you sauté. These lip-smackin' slices are worth the wait.

How do you keep zucchini crisp when cooking? ›

The secret to zucchini with the best flavor and texture is roasting it in a 450°F oven. Roasting zucchini at a high temperature instead of baking or sautéing helps develop browning and a slight char on the outside, which keeps it from getting soggy.

Can you freeze zucchini slices to fry later? ›

The Best Ways to Use Frozen Zucchini

If you froze zucchini slices, try grilling, air-frying, or sautéing them for a healthy, delicious side dish.

Can you freeze zucchini slices? ›

When your blanched zucchini is cool and dry, put the slices in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until completely solid, about 2 to 4 hours. When the vegetables are frozen, transfer them to resealable freezer bags, squeeze out as much air as possible and seal tightly.

Is it OK to cut zucchini ahead of time? ›

Storage: Cut zucchini can be stored in an airtight container lined with a paper towel for 3 to 4 days before use.

Can dogs have zucchini? ›

Is Zucchini Good for Dogs? Zucchini is completely safe for dogs to eat in moderation. It's low in calories and high in fiber, making it a healthy and nutritious addition to both you and your dog's diets. This summer squash contains numerous vitamins, including A, C, and K.

Why is my zucchini floppy? ›

The drooping and soft leaves could be indicative of a few potential problems: Overwatering: Zucchini plants are susceptible to root rot if they're consistently sitting in waterlogged soil. Excess moisture can lead to weakened roots, resulting in drooping leaves and a soft texture.

How do you firm up zucchini? ›

Arrange the zucchini pieces into a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (It will stick to the pan if you don't line it first!) Freeze the zucchini for about 1 hour, until it's firm to the touch, then transfer it to an airtight container to preserve the flavor as you store it.

Why is my zucchini so slimy when I cook it? ›

This, the outlet asserts, is due to zucchini's high water content: If it cooks too slowly, it will release its moisture before it sears, becoming soggy and sodden. Over high heat, on the other hand, zucchini becomes caramelized on the outside but retains a meaty, firm texture within.

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