Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice (with bacon & cheese)

This quick & easy zucchini slice with bacon and cheese is such a family favourite! With only 10 minutes prep time, dinner will be on the table in a flash!

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

Zucchinis are one of those things that when they’re in season, they’re either absolutely overflowing in your vegetable garden or super cheap at the supermarket. Thanks to my husband (and in no part thanks to me… the worlds worst gardener), we usually have a veggie garden that is bursting with zucchinis. They just seem to multiply before your very eyes. Oh and if you forget to check them for a few days (yep, that’s me), suddenly they’re the size of a cricket bat! Anyway, all of these zucchinis can only mean one thing… lots and lots of quick & easy zucchini slice.

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

This is my go-to zucchini slice recipe. Sometimes I like to be a bit fancy and add other bits and pieces to my slice, but to be honest, I think this plain and simple version would have to be my fave. That’s always the way isn’t it – the easiest things are usually the best things too.

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

So to make my easy zucchini slice, all you need is a few basic ingredients. In fact, most of them you’ll already have at home which saves you an extra trip to the supermarket. Plus, all of the ingredients are really budget-friendly, meaning you can make this slice (and then feel slightly less guilty for buying that winter jacket that you ‘needed’… ahem there’s a chance that may have just been me).

Quick & Easy Zucchini SliceAnyway! The reason I love this recipe so much is that you just chop/grate everything, mix it all together and pop it in the oven. Seriously the prep will take you 10 minutes… which is nothing! That’s like the same amount of time it takes to hang out the washing, clean the shower or do the dishes (ugh – clearly I’m all about the fun jobs today!!).

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

But no really, if you want a basic and easy zucchini slice recipe that the whole family will love, then this is definitely the recipe for you. If you’re really clever (which you sooooo are), why not make a big double batch and freeze the individual slices for a ‘grab and go’ lunch!

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

Does your vegetable garden go crazy with zucchinis too? And more importantly, did you marry well and find yourself a hubby who is handy in the garden??

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

Our quick and easy Zucchini Slice recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is a classic family favourite. This freezer-friendly recipe is perfect for lunch boxes or an easy family dinner.

Zucchini Slice

Our quick and easy Zucchini Slice recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is a classic family favourite. This freezer-friendly recipe is perfect for lunch boxes or an easy family dinner.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Quiches
Keyword: Zucchini Slice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 141kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 150 g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 100 g cheese grated
  • 375 g zucchini grated
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 3 bacon rashers chopped
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease a 20 x 30cm rectangular baking tin and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Place the eggs into a large bowl and whisk well.
  • Add the self-raising flour and oil and whisk until smooth.
  • Add the grated cheese, zucchini, onion and bacon and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through (you can test if it's ready by inserting a skewer into the middle or pressing lightly onto the top).

Thermomix Method

  • Place the cheese into the Thermomix bowl and grate on 5 seconds, Speed 8. Set aside.
  • Place the zucchini and onion into the Thermomix bowl and grate for 5 seconds, Speed 6.
  • Add the bacon and grate for an additional 5 seconds, Speed 5.
  • Add the eggs, self-raising flour, oil, grated cheese and salt and pepper. Mix for 10-15 seconds, Speed 4 (use the spatula to help mix).
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through (you can test by inserting a skewer into the middle or pressing lightly onto the top).

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Zucchini – also known as courgette. This recipe is a great way to use up zucchinis when they’re in season. 
Self-Raising Flour – also known as self-rising flour. You can buy this from any major supermarket or make your own using plain flour. 
Eggs – use large eggs (around 55g-60g each).
Oil – I recommend using vegetable oil in this recipe as it has a subtle flavour. You can use olive oil, however, this will change the taste of the dish.
Cheese – Any brand of Tasty or cheddar cheese works beautifully in zucchini slice.
Onion – Use a medium-sized brown onion.
Bacon – You can use any kind of bacon or ham for this recipe. Streaky bacon, middle bacon rashers, shortcut bacon or deli ham all work great. This is also a great way to use up any leftover Christmas ham (simply chop into small chunks). 
One bowl recipe - This recipe can be made using a mixing bowl or a Thermomix.
Storing zucchini slice - Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Alternatively, freeze for up to 3 months – allow to defrost in the fridge. 
Variations - This is a very versatile recipe - feel free to add grated carrot, sweet potato, peas etc. You can also omit the bacon entirely or substitute it for ham.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
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34 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice (with bacon & cheese)”

  1. Odette says:

    5 stars
    Do you not cook the bacon first? Recipe doesn’t say, but I thought you have to be wary with pork and cooking times?
    This is the best zucchini slice recipe I’ve found. I added carrot and cherry tomatoes. My fussy 2 year old, who has refused zucchini slice for months, wolfed it down.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Odette, the bacon is chopped very small so it will cook in the oven (otherwise you can use ham if you prefer). Oooh delicious! I love smuggling in a few extra veggies too! xx

  2. Alicia Gibbs says:

    5 stars
    Sounds quite yummy and simple recipes

    1. Lucy says:

      Thank you so much! xx

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