You're going to love this Zucchini Slice recipe. This is one of the best zucchini recipes that you can make during those warm summer months and all year round. It's so healthy and filling! Everyone will love this simple vegetable dish whether it's served cold or warm.
Easy Zucchini Slice Recipe
This zucchini slice is one of the classic Australian recipes that you should try at least once. It's quite similar to quiche but made without milk, cream, or puff pastry. The zucchini slice is loaded with zucchini, egg, and bacon. It's cooked inside a baking dish and baked to perfection in the oven.
This zucchini slice recipe is so easy and quick to make. It's versatile, so you can serve it for breakfast, lunch, or snack-time. On top of that, it makes for great leftovers.
Zucchini Slice Ingredients
To make zucchini slice, you'll need:
Zucchini. You'll be using about a pound of fresh zucchini, unpeeled, grated, and drained.
Eggs. Use both the egg whites and the yolk.
Green Bell Pepper. These add a richer taste, crunch, color, and more nutrition to the dish. Feel free to skip it if it's not available in your pantry.
Flour. I used self-raising flour that has a raising agent added to it. Alternatively, you can substitute it with gluten-free or regular all-purpose flour with ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder.
Onion. I used a generous amount of yellow onion to add flavor to the dish. Shallots, leeks, or chives can also be used as a replacement ingredient.
Cheese. Use about a cup of freshly grated cheddar cheese.
Bacon. You can use either bacon rashers (British Bacon) or thick bacon slices (American Bacon), about 8 oz.
Unsalted Butter. To add richness to the dish, you can use regular butter, vegan butter, or vegetable oil.
How to Make Zucchini Slice
This zucchini slice is so easy to prepare and it doesn't require complicated cooking techniques.
Step 1. Prepare the Ingredients and Baking Dish
- Grate the Zucchini
Using a grater, grate the fresh zucchini then squeeze out excess liquid. There is no need to peel the zucchini.
- Grate the Cheddar Cheese
Be sure to use freshly grated cheddar cheese. Pre-grated cheese is loaded with an anti-caking agent that prevents it from clumping and sticking. That means, pre-grated cheese doesn't melt well during cooking and will affect the overall texture of the dish.
Step 2. Beat the Egg and Combine the Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, add the flour then stir to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and gently mix to combine.
Step 3. Bake in the Oven
Pour the mixture into a prepared baking dish. Use a spatula to even out the surface. Bake the mixture in a preheated oven at 360°F for about 40 minutes (or longer as needed until it's fully cooked).
FAQ and Cooking Tips
Yes, you can use add any vegetable, herb, or spices to make this dish fit to your liking.
To make it easier to take out the zucchini slice for serving, layer the baking dish with baking paper.
If you don't have any baking paper at home, you can grease the pan with butter and let the zucchini slice cool off completely before taking it out from the pan.
You can use either a 15-inch rectangular glass, ceramic, or aluminum baking pan or dish.
After you grate the zucchini, squeeze out excess liquid with a salad spinner and/or a clean kitchen towel to prevent a mushy zucchini slice.
You can insert a toothpick or chopstick into the center of the zucchini slice to see if the mixture is fully cooked. If the tester comes out clean, your zucchini slice is ready.
This zucchini slice can be prepared ahead of time. You can make a big batch of it, then refrigerate or freeze it to extend the shelf life.
To store, cool the zucchini slice down and do not leave the leftovers to sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Transfer the leftovers to an airtight container or sealed ziplock bag. Properly stored, the leftovers will last up to 5 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
You can quickly reheat the zucchini slice in the microwave for a minute or longer, or bake it in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Cover the zucchini if baking in the oven.
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- a 15-inch baking pan
- 1 pound zucchini, (peel, grate, and squeeze out excess liquid)
- 5 large eggs
- 1 garlic, (minced)
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- ½ cup diced green bell pepper
- 1½ cups diced yellow onion
- 4 thick-slices of bacon or bacon rasher
- 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt , (or more according to your liking)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup melted unsalted butter or vegetable oil
- Preheat the oven to 360°F.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the flour then stir until combined and smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and gently stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a prepared baking dish. Use a spatula to even out the surface. Bake the mixture in a preheated oven at 360°F for about 40 minutes (or longer as needed until it's fully cooked).