#whatsonyourplateblogchallenge Recipes

Zuchinni Slice

April 5, 2023
Zuchinni slice

Lately I’ve been wanting an alternative for lunch or a snack that is healthy and tasty. We can get into a rut with our eating habits and then it is easy to grab for the processed foods which are quick to make but not necessarily the healthier option.

Let me present the Zuchinni Slice.

I first discovered this recipe when my children were toddlers so that would be almost forty years ago. A neighbour who was a nurse and worked shift work, used to make it as a ‘heat and eat’ dinner for her family when she was working. My daughter, Rachel, is also a fan and she regularly makes Zuchinni Slice with the help of my grandsons on a Sunday. It’s great to put into their lunch boxes or have as an afternoon tea snack.

It also makes a great addition as a side dish or part of a buffet.

Some fast facts about Zuchinnis

  • It is also known as Courgette
  • Low in calories with a number of health benefits
  • High in nutrients – vitamin A & C in particular as well as minerals required for a healthy body
  • High in antioxidants particularly in the skin
  • Rich in water and fibre which may promote healthier digestion

Zuchinni Slice

Ingredients

5 eggs
1 cup Self Raising Flour
375gm grated zuchinni – if I’m in a rush I use my food processor to grate the zuchinni
1 onion chopped
200gm Bacon or Ham
1 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup olive

You can add capscium, mushrooms, corn or omit the bacon/ham if you want vegetarian.

Method

Preheat oven to 170℃ 330℉

  1. Beat eggs
  2. Add flour
  3. Add rest of the ingredients
  4. Stir to combine
  5. Pour into a greased baking tray
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown

I usually cut the slice up into small snack sizes, Serve on it’s own or with a salad or steamed vegetables for a more substantial meal.

This is a great ‘go to’ quick and easy recipe especially if you have unexpected guests. Do you have a ‘go to’ recipe that you make regularly?

Sue Loncaric

I’m linking up as usual to join the What’s On Your Plate? Blog Challenging co-hosted by Donna from Retirement Reflections and DebThe Widow Badass. Take some time to pop over and see what’s been on their plate during the month

Also joining in with Denyse Whelan for her weekly #WednesdaysWordsandPics

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20 Comments

  • Reply writeofthemiddle April 5, 2023 at 06:28

    Hi Sue, your recipe looks much like mine! Zucchini Slice is a favourite in family. In fact, it’s one of the variety of meals I rotate around cooking up for Mum. It freezes very well and cuts up into six serves that she can reheat and just have with a bit of salad. Hope you’re having a great week! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:09

      Hi Min, I think everyone has tried a Zucchini Slice recipe and I love it because it really doesn’t take long to prepare and tastes delicious. I’m sure your Mum would enjoy it as it is a light meal but you can add salad as a side if you wish. As you say it freezes well so that cuts down on meal prep time. I hope your Mum is going okay, sending hugs to you. xx

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee April 5, 2023 at 06:51

    Yummo! My husband loves this! #WWandP

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:10

      Hi Lydia, it’s quick, easy to make and is tasty so a win/win in my book xx

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid April 5, 2023 at 07:33

    It’s so funny because now we’re in the UK we have to get used to saying courgette again! I think a Zucchini Slice is such a classic, isn’t it? So easy and so delicious. Maybe I’ll have to whip up some for our lunch boxes 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:12

      Hi Sammie, yes the UK< US and Australia certainly have different names don't they. Another one is Aubergine which we call Eggplant. Zucchini Slice is a classic and you can't go wrong making it. It is a great idea for lunch boxes. x

  • Reply Debbie April 5, 2023 at 08:27

    This sounds like a great slice Sue, I do something similar and make them into muffins. Thanks for the recipe and ideas.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:12

      Hi Deb, yes I’ve tried the muffins as well which is a great alternative. I just love the flavours. x

  • Reply Jo April 5, 2023 at 13:11

    I do love a zucchini slice – the perfect way to make the best of zucchinis. Thanks for posting.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:13

      Yes, it is a popular recipe, Jo and I think everyone has made a Zucchini Slice at some point. It’s a winner. x

  • Reply Bernadette April 5, 2023 at 21:31

    This is a delicious recipe that I will save for summer. In New Jersey we are inundated with zucchini in the summer. Always looks for a new way to prepare this vegetable.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:14

      A perfect summer dish, Bernadette and so versatile – main, snack, lunch plus it is easy to make so a win/win. x

  • Reply The Widow Badass April 6, 2023 at 05:21

    That sounds absolutely delicious. I love a hearty zucchini recipe! Will be returning to this one when our zucchini come into season. Thanks, Sue!

    Deb

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:15

      Hi Deb, thanks for going solo and hosting WOYP this month. Zucchini is one of my favourite veggies and this slice is always a favourite. x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones April 6, 2023 at 17:56

    I love zucchini Slice Sue. When I had a huge veggie garden I would have a huge excess of them so gave them away or frozen zucchini slice. This kept us going for lunches until the next summer. Your recipe is slightly different to mine so I’ll try it next time.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:16

      Hi Jen, I love the versatility of the zucchini slice and as you say you can freeze it which would be great for lunches or a quick meal after a long day at work. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs April 7, 2023 at 18:32

    I have a recipe for this in my late Mum’s handwriting in my recipe’s folder. It is a very ‘easy’ to make and successful slice as I recall. Thank you for sharing your post with the Wednesday’s Words and Pics community this week. I hope, if you are enjoying a long weekend for Easter, that it is going well. See you next week, I hope. Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:19

      How lovely, Denyse to have the handwritten recipe from your Mum – a treasure. I have letters my Mum wrote to my cousin and also letters my Grandmother wrote to my Mum when she was in hospital having my brother. So interesting to read about those times before I was born. xx

  • Reply Janine April 9, 2023 at 18:45

    This would be great for me – rest of my male dominated family, not so much. Is this a male thing or just my family?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2023 at 07:20

      Hi Janine, the zucchini is all shredded so they won’t know they are eating veggies! LOL 🙂 it really just tastes like a quiche but is quick, easy to make and tastes delicious. x

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