Thursday, October 11, 2012

Zucchini Slice

This zucchini slice is easy to make and delicious to eat.  It is a wonderful recipe for those occasions when you need to bring a plate.  I originally got the recipe from the taste website but as I tend to do I have changed it a bit! 

The main difference is that I like to cook the onion and bacon first with some garlic.  Not only do I love the aroma of these three beautiful ingredients cooking but I think it adds something to the dish.  And, everyone loves this slice, even my 18 month old niece so whilst the garlic enhances the flavours it is very subtle.

The ingredients...

Please imagine there is some minced garlic in the picture as I forgot to include it!  I use the minced garlic you buy in a jar for this recipe as I don't want chucks of garlic in the slice.  Also, I had run out of vegetable oil so used extra virgin olive oil and it was fine.  This is a very forgiving recipe! 

Sautéing the onion, bacon and garlic

Cheesy zucchini goodness

Adding the cooked bacon and onion

Ready to bake

Golden deliciousness!

Zucchini Slice


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 200gr bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup of self raising flour, sifted
  • 5 eggs
  • 375gr grated zucchini
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter or olive oil spray to grease the pan


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a baking pan of approximately 30cm x 20cm in size.  The Pyrex dish I use is slightly smaller than this.
  3. Sauté the chopped onion, bacon and garlic until soft and golden.  Around 5 minutes should be long enough.  Let it cool slightly.
  4. Beat the eggs, add the flour and mix until smooth.  
  5. Add the zucchini, cheese, oil, onion and bacon mix to the flour and eggs. Combine well.
  6. Season with pepper and salt to taste.  I never add salt as I don't believe it needs it.
  7. Pour into the greased pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Allow to cool slightly in the pan, cut into squares and then remove carefully!  Delicious served hot or cold.


  1. Oh delicious! I love a good ol' Zucchini slice :)

    1. Thanks for visiting! Agree - an oldie but a goodie :)

  2. I've never had a zucchini slice before but the other day a colleague was heating up her slices in the microwave and I could smell how amazing om they were as she walked past me. I'm going to bookmark this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you :) And the good thing is it is delicious hot or cold!


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