Zucchini and Bacon Quiche

The recipe was written by my Grandmother and today still retains its dinner-dish appeal. I can understand why - it is healthy and filled with vegetables (though, even they are hidden from suspecting children), it is delicious and it can be prepared in a matter of minutes.  
Makes 2 quiches; which yields 8 generous servings.

6 shortcut rashers bacon, diced
2 onions, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
5 large zucchinis, grated
3 large carrots, grated
1/2 cup low fat cheese, grated
7 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour


Preheat oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced) and lightly grease, with spray oil, 2 round 20cm-wide quiche dishes. In a small saucepan, cook the onion and garlic; stirring until onion softens. In a separate saucepan, cook the bacon until cooked but not crispy.  Set both saucepans aside.  In a large bowl, combine the grated zucchini, carrot, cheese, cooked bacon and cooked onion. In a jug, beat together the eggs until light with a whisk.  Pour eggs into zucchini mixture and stir with spoon to combine.  Sift flour over this and stir again until well combined. Pour mixture evenly into prepared dishes.  Bake in oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.


  1. This is one of my favourite recipes but I have never tried putting carrot into them, will try that next time for a change. Thanks for the idea. Diane

  2. Your Grandmother's recipe sounds divine - I'm going to make one and freeze the slices - great for a healthy lunch with salad.
    Thanks Brittany

  3. Me gusta muuuucho, felicita a tu abuelita...
    muchos besos

  4. I love a quiche and they are good served at any meal in the day... Your nanna's looks delish!


  5. My mum made something similar to this a lot when I was little. My brother and I really liked it until we found out there is zucchini in it.

  6. Ta quiche a l'air délicieuse, ma chère Brittany. En ce qui me concerne dès qu'il y a du bacon, je suis vendue!

  7. Great way to get some greens into a kid's diet! It looks and sounds delicious too!

  8. I wish I was eating this for lunch right now! MCB x

  9. Your grandmother's quiche looks delicious. This will be great for my kids after school lunch! They love eggs and cheese, I'm sure that they will like this. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Such in interesting list of ingredients for a quiche - totally blows my bog standard quiche right out of the water!

  11. Il n'y a que de bonnes choses dans cette quiche.
    Elle doit être délicieuse.
    A très bientôt.

  12. I Iike family recipes and your quiche! You can also try leek and salmon, it's great.

  13. Quiche is one of my favorite things in the whole world! I love your grandma's recipe with the zucchini and bacon - delicious!

  14. That looks wonderful - sans bacon for me :o). I love zucchini. I bet you could make this with any vegetable you might have sitting in the fridge.

  15. Your grandmother must have been an amazing cook. This quiche looks like a delicious breakfast dish.

  16. I love quiche and zucchini is a veggie I never thought to add to it before. Thanks for the idea!

  17. J'adore les tartes salées et la combinaison courgettes/bacon donne très envie!C'est parfait accompagné d'une belle salade pour le déjeuner!


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