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How to make a classic zucchini slice

It's quick to make and a great way to get kids eating more veggies.
Zucchini slice

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Super-healthy and versatile, this zucchini slice recipe is perfect as a side dish, a main served with a fresh Greek salad and crusty bread, or chilled in tomorrow’s lunchbox. It’s also easy to make, with just 7 ingredients (including pantry staples) and a combined prep and cooking time of around an hour.

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Ingredients

Method

1.

Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).

2.

In a large bowl, combine zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese, sifted flour, oil, and lightly beaten eggs. Season with salt and pepper.

3.

Pour into a well greased lamington tin (16cm x 26cm).

4.

Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until well browned.

5.

Cut into squares and garnish with parsley, if desired, before serving.

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Dietary variations

This recipe is very versatile and can easily be adapted for family and friends with dietary requirements. For a pescatarian version, replace the bacon with 100g smoked salmon or 185g can drained tuna in spring water.

For vegetarians, you can simply leave out the bacon. Or, for extra flavour, add 1/2 cup coarsely chopped, roasted capsicum or sundried tomato. We also have a vegetarian version with haloumi or a gluten-free version with quinoa. Or try one of the different flavour combinations in this family-style zucchini slice recipe.

If zucchinis aren’t your favourite vegetable, you could also swap all or some of the zucchini for other vegetables such as carrot, capsicum, corn or blanched chopped silverbeet.

Serving ideas

Zucchini slice is perfect for a light meal, and can be served with a light salad or warm with steamed vegetables. In summer try serving it with a simple summer tomato salad, tasty lemon and dill chickpea salad or for something a bit different, serve it with shaved cabbage with pecorino balsamic.

In winter, serve it with roasted baby carrots with garlic, a warm salad of root vegetables, or this quick and easy green bean salad.

How long does zucchini slice last in the fridge?

This slice will keep for up to 4 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can you freeze zucchini slice?

Zucchini slice can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge for several hours or overnight. For super quick lunch boxes, cut the zucchini slice into pieces before freezing and either freeze in one large container, separating the pieces slightly, or in individual containers, ready to put straight into the school or work lunch bag.

What is zucchini slice?

Zucchini slice is one of the most searched for recipes in Australia. It’s a savoury baked slice that typically includes zucchini, eggs, flour, cheese, seasoning and bacon (except for vegetarian recipes). This also makes it a protein packed dish that is loved by all the family, perfect for picnics, lunches, light dinners and even a quick breakfast. It is also a sneaky way to get more veggies into your kids.

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