Sunday, July 15, 2012

Don't Know What Things to Make with Zucchini? Try Zucchini Pie

Don't know what to do with your zucchini other than chop it up for salad?  Here is a great recipe for a quiche type dish known as zucchini pie.

Don't know what to make with your zucchini?  Try zucchini pie.
Don't know what to make with your zucchini?  Try zucchini pie.


Aka “Mystery Dish” because some folks get turned off by the name.  However it tastes nothing like it sounds.  This was passed down to me by a friend of mine. I alter it however by using different cheeses and optionally adding bacon or ham.  However, any version tastes great.

Prep time: about 20 to 30 min
Cooking time: 40 to 50 min


3 cups grated zucchini
1 small onion chopped (use a large one to make it a little more zesty)
1 cup all purpose flower
1 cup grated provolone cheese ( I use a combination of mozzarella and provolone, Sargento Classic)

Optionally: 4 to 6 slices of bacon chopped depending on thickness( I typically use 98% fat free turkey bacon to keep it relatively healthy)   OR  about ½ cup of diced ham cooked

3 beaten eggs (I typically use ¾ cups Egg Beaters to cut down on cholesterol)
¼ cup vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese  (a few more tablespoons will be required for topping) (I use packaged Sargento Artesian parmesan)
2 teaspoons chopped basil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (Use a bit more to beef up the zesty flavor)

  1. If you choose to add bacon or ham, prepare the meat by grilling it while grating and chopping the other ingredients
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Combine all ingredients in large bowl
  4. Use 10” round glass pie plate (foil plates work too if you want to take it somewhere)
  5. Coat pie plate with vegetable oil (I use lite olive oil cooking spray)
  6. Bake 45 to 50 minutes (depends on oven, I bake for 40)
  7. Remove from oven, immediately sprinkle grated parmesan over top of pie
  8. Optionally, place pie back in oven to melt the cheese topping a bit
  9. Allow to cool, 20 minutes before serving (Must be in a open area.  Placing inside a microwave or small enclosed space will cause the center of the pie not to solidify)

Also tastes great cold the next day as a snack however, warming it give the best flavor.  Can be a great breakfast or side dish.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is totally a yummy Zucchini Pie.. Thanks for your steps.. I will try this at home..