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Zucchini and Carrot Savoury Slice

Updated on May 19, 2016

It's healthy, nutritious and the kids are going to love it!

You won't believe how easy and tasy this recipe is. I have fussy kids when it comes to meal times and like most kids they are not a big fan of the vegie, but they just love my zucchini and carrot savoury slice.

Not only is this recipe easy to make but it is also nutritious and healthy. I also love that you can add other ingredients to this recipe and it still seems to come out of the oven looking and tasting great.

So let's get cooking. I'm hungry.

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  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
  • Yields: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized zucchini grated
  • 3 medium sized carrots grated
  • 1 cup of tasty cheese grated
  • 5 whisked eggs
  • 1/2 cup of self raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for frying
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 3 rashers of bacon finely chopped
  • finely chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the onion and bacon and gently fry in a large pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil until golden brown. In a separate bowl combine the grated zucchinis, carrots and cheese. Add the whisked eggs, flour, parsley, onion and bacon mixture and stir until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place mixture into a lightly greased casserole, slice tin or glass dish and bake in the oven for 45 minutes - 1 hour on 180 degrees or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
  3. You could also use a cake tin or another great idea is to put the mixture into a muffin tray. Great for school lunches and picnics.
  4. Serve with a fresh garden salad.
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Nutritional Information!

Based on all the ingredients in the slice if made according to the recipe.

3 medium zucchinis 104 calories

3 medium carrots 134 calories

1 cup of cheese 610 calories

5 medium size eggs 260 calories

1 medium onion 29 calories

3 rashers of bacon 169 calories

1 tablespoon olive oil 159 calories

1/2 cup self raising flour 249 calories

1/4 cup parsley 7 calories


TOTAL CALORIES = 1722

TOTAL KILOJULES = 7185


6 serves = 287 calories each serve

8 serves = 215.25 calories each serve

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Why not try these great variations on the recipe!

Chicken

Why not add some diced chicken. I sometimes have some left over baked chicken or barbeque chicken in the fridge. Better in the slice than in the bin.

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Feta Cheese

You could add some crumbled feta. Just reduce the amount of grated cheese in the recipe or, for another idea, if you were cooking in muffin trays you could add a feta cube to the top of each one.

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Mushrooms

Try adding some chopped mushrooms for a different flavour and if you are vegetarian, replace the bacon with the mushrooms and fry with the onions. Yum.

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Herbs and Spices

For an adult version you could have fun with adding some different herbs and spices. I have used thyme and mixed herbs and I love the addition of paprika or a dash of cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit.

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The Zucchini!

All the facts.

About Zucchini

Zucchini in Australian English, or courgette in New Zealand and British English is a small summer squash. Its scientific name is "Cucurbita Pepo". The zucchini can either be yellow, green or light green, and generally has a similar shape to a ridged cucumber. On a culinary level zucchini is treated as a vegetable, which means it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment.

Zucchini Nutrition Info

Zucchini varieties contain vitamins A and C (both immune boosters and potent antioxidants.) They also contain potassium and calcium.

Zucchini plant growing time lapse! - This is awesome.

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The Carrot!

Everything you need to know.

About Carrots

The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange or white, or red-white blend in color, with a crisp texture when fresh. The edible part of a carrot is a taproot. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. With the exception of beets, carrots contain more sugar than any other vegetable, which makes them a satisfying snack eaten raw and a tasty addition to a variety of cooked dishes.

Carrot Nutrition Info

Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, which is converted in the body to vitamin A. The deeper the orange colour of a carrot, the higher the beta carotene content. Vitamin A helps with night vision - that’s why children are told to eat carrots so they will be able to see in the dark! Vitamin A also benefits the skin and is great for the immune system. With many vegetables, cooking destroys some of their vitamins, but you can absorb more beta carotene from cooked carrots than from raw ones. However, If you prefer to eat carrots raw, that’s fine because even one carrot has many day’s supply of beta carotene. Older carrots have a higher quantity of sugar than younger carrots and so taste sweeter, but younger carrots have more folate, one of the B vitamins which may help prevent birth defects in babies. Carrots are also a great source of dietary fibre.

Source: www.organicfood.com.au/content_common/pg-carrot-facts.seo

National Carrot Day Anthem! - Very cute.

Vegetables. All the nutritional facts! - Vegetables are not only healthy but low in calories and packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemic

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      victoriahaneveer 5 years ago

      Yum I am going to make this with mushrooms. Looks scrumptious!

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @TreasuresBrenda: That's my pleasure.

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @Sniff It Out: I love the idea of adding Cayenne Pepper to the slice. I'm going to try that myself.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Sounds delicious! Thanks for featuring my carrots here.

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I quit eating carrots, now I can't see what I'm doing....this is a good way to incorporate them back in my diet.

      Thank you,

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      Sniff It Out 6 years ago

      I like the idea of adding some cayenne pepper to the savoury slice, that's what I will do when I make it :)

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your feedback. I think the secret with this recipe is have fun and experiment.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love your lens title "Easy Peasy" and it is and sounds delicious and has to be if it's a hit with kids. Your variations sound great too, I think I'd just toss the mushrooms in right away if I had some on hand.

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @seashell2: Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my lens. You have some fantastic lenses with some great ideas. I am looking forward to reading more.

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      seashell2 6 years ago

      Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @bdkz: Hi, thanks for your comment and yes this recipe is very yummy. Love reading all your fabulous lenses. Keep inspring us all.

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      This sounds nutritious and delicious, can't wait to try it!

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      Yum!

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @sorana lm: Thanks for taking the time to comment on my lens. I have great fun creating lenses. We could all use a good laugh.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Great recipe. The video,National Carrot Day Anthem!, is funny. :)

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @SandyMertens: It's my pleasure. Thanks for creating a great lens.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Yummy! Thanks for featuring my National Zucchini Day lens.