Zucchini slice with carrot and bacon

This easy to make slice makes a great meal served with salad. And it's perfect for the lunchbox too!

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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We've taken the classic lunchbox favourite - zucchini slice and added extra veg and flavour with carrot and bacon.
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Carrot, zucchini and bacon slice
  • 4 shortcut bacon rashers, rind removed, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk


Carrot, zucchini and bacon slice
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease and line a 30 x 20cm (base measurement) slice pan with baking paper, extending paper at long sides for handles.
  • 2
    Heat a non-stick frying pan over moderate heat. Add bacon and capsicum. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes or until capsicum is tender. Cool slightly.
  • 3
    Combine bacon mixture, zucchini, carrot, cheese and flour in a bowl. Make a well at centre. Whisk eggs and milk in a jug. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until just combined. Do not over-mix. Pour into prepared pan; level surface.
  • 4
    Bake 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted at centre comes out clean. Stand in pan 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, to cool slightly. Cut to serve.


If self-raising flour is unavailable, use 1 cup plain flour mixed with 2 teaspoons baking powder. For a vegetarian option, omit bacon and add 100g crumbled feta with the cheddar cheese.

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