Easy zucchini slices made from scratch. This classic Aussie recipe features grated zucchini, cheese, and bacon in a light egg base. It can be frozen and stored in one bowl. This recipe can be eaten hot or cold and is great for lunch boxes, afternoon tea, dinner, or even as a side dish.
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Easy and quick – Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then pour it into a baking dish.
You only need to have a few basic pantry and fridge basics.
Flexible – it can be prepared hot or cold and easily customized to make the most of what you already have. You can make it vegetarian.
Fridge-friendly – Make a double batch of and store it in the freezer or fridge for a quick lunch, dinner, or snack.
Affordable -Using affordable ingredients, it’s an easy way to get rid of everything in your fridge.
It can be used hot or cold. You can pack it cold in lunchboxes and take it with you on a trip or picnic. Or, warm it up and have a quick lunch or dinner with some salad.
You will need the following ingredients
This post includes tips and guidelines to help you achieve the best results. This photo is an excellent reference for shopping at the supermarket. However, scroll down to the detailed recipe card for complete information on the ingredients and the preparation methods.
Zucchini – the star ingredient! Make sure you choose firm, dark-green zucchini. Also, be sure to weigh your zucchini to avoid soggy slices. If the zucchini is too watery, you don’t need to drain any excess liquid. For added texture, I use coarsely and finely grated zucchini. But either one will do.
Bacon- I use middle-cut bacon. But you can also use short-cut or streaky bacon or pre-cut bacon pieces. Chopped ham, chorizo, or even chorizo could be substituted. You can also substitute chopped ham or chorizo.
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Eggs – are used for binding the mixture. Use large, free-range eggs at room temperature.
Self-raising flour – Gives structure and a little lift to the slice. If necessary, gluten-free flour may be used. You can make your own self-raising flour by adding 1 teaspoon of baking powder to every cup of plain flour.
Cheese – use cheddar or Colby cheese. You can add a bit more bite to your cheese by using a mix of cheddar and Parmesan. You will be able to melt your cheese into slices better than prepackaged shredded cheese.
Olive oil – for flavor and moisture. You can choose a mild-tasting, light-colored olive oil or any other mild oil.
The bacon is uncooked and added to this recipe. If I have the time, I may fry the onion and bacon in a pan before adding them to the batter. Both are great options, but frying bacon adds extra flavor, richness, and texture.
To prevent your slice from getting too soft, accurately weigh and measure all ingredients.
Add some vegetables to the mix, such as sliced spring onions, corn, or grated carrots.
Bacon can also be substituted for chorizo, ham, or finely chopped leftover chicken. You can also substitute the meat for vegetarian bacon or leave out all of it altogether. You can substitute it with tofu, sun-dried tomatoes, goat’s cheese, or feta.
To make zucchini muffins, you can divide the mixture into trays. Depending on the size of the muffin tray, cooking times may vary.
When the slice is first taken out of the oven, it will be very soft. Allow it to cool on the tray for 20 minutes before trying to take it out. It may break if it is not.
Why is my zucchini slice so much excess liquid or too much flour can cause mushy zucchini slices? Make sure you measure all ingredients accurately. The high water content in zucchini can cause the slices to become soggy and mushy. For best results, weigh the zucchini before you grate it. Because they retain less water, choosing smaller, firmer zucchinis will be more beneficial.
Can zucchini slices be frozen? You can wrap the cooked and cooled zucchini slices in individual pieces or wholes and keep them in an airtight container in your freezer for up 3 months. Before serving, let cool at room temperature or in a refrigerator overnight.
How long does zucchini last in the refrigerator? Zucchini slices will be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
How to serve a zucchini slice zucchini slices can be eaten hot or cold, as a quick breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. This makes it a great snack or lunchbox choice. You can serve it warm with a side dish, potato soup, or your favorite steamed vegetables. You can also add your favorite tomato sauces or chutneys to it!
Can you reheat the zucchini slice? For a quick and easy way to heat zucchini slices, place each piece in the microwave for approximately 1 minute or until they are heated through. You can also cover the whole portion and heat it in the oven until it becomes steamy hot. You can also heat individual slices in an air fryer at 160 C for 5 minutes or until they are heated through.
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Easy Zucchini Slices with Bacon
Easy zucchini slices made from scratch. This classic Aussie recipe features grated zucchini, cheese, and bacon in a light egg base. It can be frozen and stored in one bowl. This recipe can be eaten hot or cold and is great for lunchboxes, light lunches, afternoon tea, dinner, or even dessert.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 F). Bake on a baking sheet 20 cm x 27cm.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Stir until well combined. *The onion and bacon can be fried first in a skillet, but it is unnecessary.
Bake the mixture on a baking tray for 35-40 minutes or until it is golden brown and cooked through. Test the slice by sticking a wooden skewer in the middle. It is ready if it comes out clean!
After removing the slice from the oven, allow it to rest on the tray for about 15-20 minutes. Then place the slice on a wire rack and let cool.
You can either serve the slice warm or cool. You can store the slice in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to three days. Wrap it in plastic and freeze it for up to 3 months.