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Best ever zucchini slice

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is the best ever zucchini slice recipe. Ever. {If you have a better one leave a link or recipe in the comments and I’ll give it a whirl and compare!}. We used to make all the time when I was a nanny. This makes a great take-to-work lunch, or easy dinner and can be frozen too.

1/2 cup olive oil
500g zucchini, grated
1 large onion, finely chopped
150g smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped {optional}
170g freshly grated parmesan cheese
150g self-raising flour
3 large eggs, light beaten
freshly ground black pepper
5 cherry tomatoes

♥ Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Oil and line and 25cm square tin with baking paper.
♥ Combine remaining ingredients {including bacon} except the tomatoes and remaining oil.
♥ Pour into the prepared tin and smooth over with the back of a spoon. Top with cherry tomato halves {as seen above} and drizzle with remaining oil {you can use less here, I always do}
♥ Bake for about 30 minutes until firm.
♥ Cut into 12-16 pieces and serve warm or cold. You can also freeze these to use for lunches or dinners. You could also make them into muffins, if you liked!
♥ It’s yummy if you reheat individual pieces in a hot oven because the base and edges go super crispy.

This recipe is from Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion. Thanks to Jo for finding the recipe for me.

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  • It's a family favoutie. I cook it all the time. Do you have Stephanie Alexander's cookbook? If not I recommend it. X

  • I think everybody has a zucchini slice they love that is tweaked a little – I make it all the time similiar to this, just that I had a cup of grated cheese. Delicious. I could happily eat it hot and cold every day.

  • this looks wonderful! i am a new fan of zucchini so i will have to try this out!

  • Just found your blog and I love it…thanks for sharing.

    This recipe sounds great – especially for taking to work for lunch.


  • Sounds like a winner and bookmarked to my recipe folder. I'm guessing it's the perfect Sunday lunch! Thanks Chantelle. x

  • Awesome – there's tomorrow afternoon tea sorted for the kids after their first day back at school. Thanks!!!

  • Oh Yum! Lunch for work this week = sorted!Thanks!

  • Minus the bacon it is indeed the best zucchini slice.

    I make a similar recipe and keep it vegetarian friendly for myself and when I serve it I pile hubby's serve with sliced ham. It keeps him happy 🙂

  • B

    Ooh – I haven't made a zucchini slice for ages! Good idea – I am sure Baby Cool would love it!


  • I totally agree, love this zucchini slice and make it all the time in summer when we have a glut of zucchinis in our garden!!

  • Kathryn C

    Yummy!! Going to make this tonight!

  • Elizabeth Saxe Coburg-Gotha is an evil woman, why do we slave away at work our whole lives for money with her face on

  • I use half acup of rice.. Brown rice is quite nice and I use corn also.. But I don’t use the oil..

  • Elizabeth Bell

    This is a great recipe! I have made it using Greek yogurt instead of oil and IMHO I think it is even better! Worth a try anyway and saves quite a few calories.

    • Sweet. I’ll try that. The amount of oil always scared me.

    • cd

      do you mix the yogurt into the egg mixture or just pour it on top like you would do with the oil

      • I would definitely mix it in, and not pour it on top, otherwise it would be a bit icky. That’s my personal take anyway. x

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