Secret Family Recipes {Zucchini Slice}

Best kept secrets sometimes shouldn’t stay that way… or so I think when it comes to my family’s recipes! This gem was one of my favourite childhood lunches, so this year when I planted two zucchini plants I knew exactly where those veggies would be going:


This ‘slice’ as we call it, is a deliciously moist, self-crusting veggie quiche. It’s a super-easy, no-fail, one-bowl recipe 🙂 Although I only remember my mum making it, apparently she got the recipe from my grandmother and she got it from her aunt. So that’s a good four generations who have enjoyed it – well, five actually, since Baby SN is a big fan already! 😀


Sure, it’s not a ‘sweet’ recipe but it helps dilute all the other sweet goodies that are available at this time of the year #chocolateegggggs

And it’s a great use for the early autumn glut of zucs!


Zucchini Slice

Serves four

  • 375g zucchini (approx. 3 medium sized zucchinis), left unpeeled then grated
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 3-4 slices of bacon (approx. 100g), chopped finely
  • optional: 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 eggs
  • salt and pepper to season
  1. Preheat oven to fanbake 180°C. Line a 9″x13″ baking tin with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour and baking powder. Add the grated zucchini, cheese, bacon and onion (if using), and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl or jug, lightly beat the eggs then add the oil.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the zucchini mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, then pour into baking tin.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until browned on top and a knife testing the centre of the slice shows no unset egg. Serve with toast and salad!


We’ll be back to sweetness next month with Easter treats, but I hope you have a few zucchini at your disposal to give this a try 😉



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