Healthy Zucchini Slice

This healthy zucchini slice is perfect for meal prep – quick and easy to whip up and absolutely delicious!  Enjoy as is or throw in some extra veggies for something different!  A great vegetarian meal for anytime of the day. 

Healthy Zucchini Slice

FOR THE FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS AND COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE SEE THE PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD AT THE END OF THIS POST. BEFORE YOU SCROLL, THIS POST IS FILLED WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR MAKING THIS RECIPE. 

When it comes to crowd pleasers, the humble zucchini slice has stood the test of time.  A quintessential “Aussie” cuisine, you can generally find the slice packed in school lunch boxes, or served at parties alongside cheerios (not cereal – cocktail frankfurts) and fairy bread (white sliced bread covered in butter then sprinkles).

Kids love it.  Adults love it.  People who swear they’d never touch zucchini with a ten foot pole love it.  And if you’re yet to experience the wonder that is THE zucchini slice, you’ll love it too.

As with most things, I like to put a healthy spin on beloved recipes where I can.  I’ve subbed in a few healthier alternatives and the result is a perfectly balanced zucchini slice that makes no sacrifice in the taste department.

Zucchini slice is VERSATILE.  Enjoy it as is for a quick on-the-go breakfast, or pop it alongside a side salad for lunch and dinner.  Or take a plate of it to your next gathering.  Believe me – there’s no occasion where the zucchini slice doesn’t shine.

Healthy Zucchini Slice

HEALTHY ZUCCHINI SLICE INGREDIENTS LIST

One of the things I love about Zucchini Slice is that it’s made of everyday ingredients I almost always have on hand.  Here’s what you’ll need (full measurements below)…

  • Zucchini
  • Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Wholemeal Flour – This slice works well with plain white flour (a.k.a. all purpose) as well as gluten free flour, so feel free to substitute with what you prefer.
  • Eggs
  • Cheese – I usually use what we call “tasty ” cheese for this recipe, which is essentially cheddar cheese.  I have made it quite a few times with lactose free cheese, which also worked well.
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt + Pepper

Optional Add-Ins

Traditional zucchini slice calls for bacon.  If this sounds good to you, try my Zucchini and Bacon Slice.

Healthy Zucchini Slice

HOW TO REMOVE LIQUID FROM GRATED ZUCCHINI

One of life’s great disappointments is making baked goods with zucchini that is insufficiently drained of liquid, and ends up coming out a soggy mess.  Don’t let zucchini play you like that!  Follow these easy steps and you’ll never have a soggy kitchen mishap again.

  1. Grate zucchini into a colander, sprinkle with salt and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Put the grated zucchini in a clean dish cloth and wring out over the sink, OR wring with your hands, grabbing a handful of grated zucchini at a time and placing in a seperate bowl as you go.

Tip:  For this recipe you don’t need to be militant in your removal of the zucchini liquid.  Just give it a wring and pop it in the ingredient bowl (as per step 3 in the recipe instructions).  A little moisture left is OK and won’t effect the end result.

HOW TO MAKE VEGETARIAN ZUCCHINI SLICE – STEP BY STEP

Healthy Zucchini Slice

Preheat oven to 180C / 360F and line square baking tray with baking paper.  
Grate zucchini and drain using the method explained above (photo 1).  
Whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl (photo 2).  Add flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.
Add grated zucchini, onion, cheese, olive oil, eggs, salt and pepper, and mix together until well combined (photo 3).
Pour mixture into tray (photo 4) and place in oven for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked through and slightly browned on top.
Cut into 9 slices and serve on it’s own or with some hummus on top! 

Storing Zucchini Slice in the fridge and freezer

Slices placed in an airtight container in the fridge will keep for about 5 days.

Slices placed in an airtight container, or zip-locked bags in the freezer will keep for up to 3 months.  To defrost, simply place in the fridge overnight and allow to defrost completely.

How to reheat zucchini slice?

You can reheat the slice in the microwave or the oven, or just eat cold (my personal favourite).

Healthy Zucchini Slice

MORE ZUCCHINI RECIPES FOR ZUCCHINI LOVERS

  • Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill
  • Grilled Sausage and Veggie Skewers
  • Carrot and Zucchini Fritters
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Zucchini and Halloumi Fritters with Sweet Corn
  • OR see all Dinner Recipes for more meal ideas

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Healthy Zucchini Slice

Healthy Zucchini Slice

Yield:
9 serves
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
35 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes

A healthy zucchini slice that can be enjoyed as a light lunch, snack or breakfast on the go. 

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Ingredients

  • 4 Zucchinis, grated (see note 1)
  • 1 cup Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 cup Cheese
  • 1 Brown Onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 5 Eggs
  • Salt + Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 360F and line baking tray (6x12inches / 15x30cm) with baking paper
  2. Whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Add flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.
  3. Add grated zucchini, onion, cheese, olive oil, eggs, salt and pepper, and mix together until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture into tray and place in oven for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked through and slightly browned on top.
  5. Cut into 9 slices and serve on it’s own or with some hummus on top! 

Notes

  1. PREPARING ZUCCHINI – Be sure to wring the grated zucchini out before mixing in with the ingredients to remove excess moisture. 
  2. STORING – Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.  To defrost, place in fridge overnight.   
  3. REHEAT – Reheat in microwave or oven, or eat cold (my favourite).
  4. UPDATES – First Published January 2, 2018.  Last Updated December 10, 2018.  No changes to recipe, simply updated photos and tips.  
  5. NUTRITION – Nutrition information derived from nutrition calculator and is for one serve.  

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 9

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 198Saturated Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

© Cassie



Cuisine:

Western

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Category: Dinner

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