Zucchini Bake

This zucchini bake is almost like a pizza bake. The spices give it that Italian flavor; however, the vegetable taste comes through along with the hint of bacon. It is just a delicious way to use zucchini in a meal that your family will enjoy.

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Scrumptious way to use larger, overgrown zucchini from the garden.
Fresh Zucchini
Fresh Zucchini

Forgiving Recipe

This zucchini recipe is very forgiving. While the recipe calls for 4 cups, if I cut up a whole zucchini and ended up with 6 cups, that is what I would use in this recipe.

Developing the Zucchini Recipe

Years ago, when I cooked in a restaurant, I brought in some zucchini that a neighbor has generously given me. Between my co-worker and myself, we talked about what might taste good with the overgrown zucchini.

We had our tried and true recipes for deep fried chicken, broasted potatoes, and coleslaw; however, as cooks in a restaurant, we wanted to change up what we were eating.

Recipe Creation

This zucchini fresh from the garden was just perfect that day. I still remember us making up the recipe and testing it. That was over 30 years ago and I still have this once or twice a year. Still delicious. We included fresh ingredients of the zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and cheese. Of course, when we added bacon to this recipe, the recipe was complete.

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Simple Ingredients – Big Taste

It doesn’t matter if the cheese covers everything. When the zucchini is served, it all gets mixed together for delicious flavors.

Zucchini Bake with Cheese
Zucchini Bake with Cheese

Delicious Zucchini Bake Served

Zucchini Bake Served
Zucchini Bake Served

Zucchini Bake

Fresh zucchini bake has cheese, bacon, and tomatoes. Tastes like pizza in a casserole.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, Cheese, easy, recipe, vegetables, zucchini
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Zucchini Peeled and diced
  • 1 Small onion Diced
  • 12 Slices bacon Partially cooked and cut-up into small pieces
  • 14.5 Oz. diced tomatoes I used a can of diced tomatoes. You can dice fresh tomatoes and put that in as well
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp. pepper or to taste
  • 2-3 Cups Mozzerella Cheese or some other cheese that melts well that you enjoy

Instructions

  • Spray a 9 X 13 baking pan with cooking oil. Add the zucchini, and add the rest of the ingredients spread around over the top of the zucchini-onion, bacon, tomatoes, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, and finally the cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven to 360 degrees F. for 60 minutes

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I hope that you liked this recipe. If you are looking for more ideas on what to make, here are a few other recipes that you may enjoy.

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