Monday, March 9, 2015

Zucchini, Bacon and Thyme Slice

There are so many Zucchini Slice recipes available all with their own little twist or that one extra ingredient but I guess it's a case of each to their own taste buds. 

I love this recipe for two big reasons....

Number One - it's super easy.  All mixed together in one bowl and then baked in the oven.  No extra pots or pans just a food processor or a hand grater... that's your choice. 

Number Two - my family love it.... vegetables and all.  LOL!!! 

The fact it is jam packed with vegetables and is wonderfully laced with thyme and a hint of garlic makes it a wonderful treat for breakfast, lunch or after school snack either hot or cold.  Although I haven't as yet served this for dinner I wouldn't hesitate to do so accompanying it with a nice garden salad.  And I have to be perfectly honest with you I NEED to double the recipe to ensure I get at least one piece.

Zucchini, Bacon and Thyme Slice
Serves: 12
ProPoints per Serve: 3
2 zucchini, coarsely grated
1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
1 small red capsicum, seeded, finely chopped
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 bunch fresh thyme or 2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 cloves garlic, crushed
250 grams Weight Watchers bacon, finely chopped
1 cup 50% reduced fat grated tasty cheese
1 cup self-raising flour
4 eggs, lightly whisked
1/4 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
freshly ground black pepper 

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan and line the base and 2 long sides with baking paper.

Place the zucchini, carrot, capsicum, spring onion, thyme, garlic, bacon, cheese and flour in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the egg, milk and oil and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 40 mins or until firm to the touch. Set aside to cool slightly. Cut into 12 squares.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Love this slice! Made on the weekend for lunches. I think you could potentially save a few points by omitting the cheese and it will still be super tasty!