This is my super easy recipe for low carb zucchini and bacon slice. The traditional name is a crustless quiche, but here in New Zealand, we call this a slice.
The pictures below will show you exactly how to make the recipe and which ingredients to use.
Make the most of zucchini when it is in season to make cheap, healthy family dinners.
Is zucchini low-carb?
Zucchini nutritional value per 100g/3.5oz is 3.1 g total carbs - 1 g fiber = 2.1 g net carbohydrates. You use a mere 17 calories, 1.2 g of protein, and a whopping 29% of your daily vitamin C needs. Not bad for a medium zucchini!
Nutritional values from cronometer.com
What is a slice (or quiche)?
A slice may also be known as a crustless quiche. It is a mixture of whisked eggs, vegetables, some leftover meat and some cheese. It's a great addition to your weekly meal plan to stretch out your budget and make low-carb affordable.
The traditional recipe would require wheat flour, or all-purpose flour, pastry base. Some even add flour or cornstarch to the eggs mixture to make it heavy and dense.
Zucchini and bacon slice was a staple growing up in my family, but my new recipe is flourless and low carb. It is superb for dinners, lunches and picnics. Heck, it is even great for packing in school lunch boxes or even have for breakfast.
When zucchini/courgettes are in season and going cheap, make a huge batch, and it will last a few days. It is a great recipe to fill your freezer. Just cut into individual slices when cold, wrap in baking parchment and store in an airtight container.
Low carb zucchini and bacon slice is an adaptable recipe, simply throw in whatever vegetables or meat you have in the fridge, try different cheeses, herbs or cherry tomatoes on top.
Here are some other quiche or zucchini recipes that you may like:
How to make - step by step guide
You will need eggs, milk, zucchini/courgettes, spring onion, bacon and full-fat block of cream cheese.
Add the eggs to the bowl with the cream cheese, add the milk, whisk together (you can use heavy cream if you wish).
Dice/chop the zucchini/courgettes into little pieces.
Dice the bacon (or other meat of choice). It can be added raw or cooked. The raw bacon will cook in the low carb zucchini slice.
Mix everything together.
Pour all the ingredients into an oiled and lined baking dish. Cover with plenty of grated/shredded cheese of choice.
You can either serve this crustless quiche as the main meal or as a side dish. I like to serve mine with a leafy green salad, coleslaw or in winter, with mashed cauliflower for a hearty and comforting dinner.
More healthy zucchini recipes
These are my favourite ways to use zucchini when in season and affordable.
Low carb zucchini and bacon slice
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- Whisk the eggs and milk together.
- Add the softened cream cheese. Don't try to mix it together too smoothly, I like to see little lumps of cream cheese in the zucchini slice.
- Add the bacon, spring onion and zucchini.
- Stir and pour into a lined baking dish.
- Cover with grated/shredded cheese,
- Bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes, or until cooked in the centre.
How easy was that? This really has to be the simplest low carb zucchini and bacon slice around. It's also flourless, grain free, gluten free and made with simple whole food ingredients.
So why not throw some zucchini seeds in the ground this summer and see if you can grow a bumper crop to keep making the zucchini slice? If not, find a friend whose garden is overrun with zucchini and ask them for some fresh zucchini in return for some baked low carb zucchini and bacon slice.