Courgette Bake – Good Food Fast
When you have a busy life and want good food fast, one pot meals like this Courgette Bake that make minimum washing up is very welcome. Having a few easy, tasty recipes on standby is always good.
This courgette recipe is another recipe from Heather who sent in the Tuna Impossible Pie recipe. It is a one pot recipe where you mix all the ingredients together and bake in a dish in the oven. Just 5 minutes preparation time and it goes in the oven when you can get on with something else. Serve with baked potato as they can be baked along side the courgette slice. Serve with your favourite vegetables. It is very easy to cook and very tasty as well as being suitable for home freezing.
This courgette bake is very easy to make and is prepared in minutes to bake in the oven. Made with vegetables, eggs and cheese it is very tasty too!
The cost of this recipe as always depends on where you shop but it is around £4.00 for four 4 people. You will find the price of eggs varies a good deal with supermarkets being the most expensive for free range eggs. Get your eggs from a local supplier if you can or Farmer’s market.
Courgettes (or zucchini) are in season in late summer and yet they are available at quite a low price all year round in the supermarket. Plentiful in the UK in the summer, they can be found at greengrocers and farmers markets. In the winter time they are imported, primarily from Spain. Many people who grow their own can get overwhelmed with them in a good year and are on the look out for fabulous new recipes
Many people know them as ‘zucchini’ the name which originally came from Italy, and courgette is the french name. The word zucchini is derived from the Italian for squash and courgette means a little squash in french. For some reason in the UK we have adopted the French name and in the US they use the Italian name.
This is also a god recipe if you are struggling to get your children to eat enough vegetables (although technically a courgette is a fruit). Grating vegetables into dishes is a good way to hide them so they really go unnoticed. I have often grated carrots into mince meat recipes such as spaghetti bolognese or savoury mince. This recipe has carrots and courgettes and you could probably add a bit of cabbage and tomato too!
Heather's Courgette Slice Recipe
- 375 g courgette grated
- 125 g mature cheddar cheese grated
- 125 g self-raising flour
- 5 eggs
- 2 rashers bacon cut into small pieces (optional)
- 1 onion diced
- 1 carrot grated
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder optional
- Grease a pie dish well
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
- Spoon into the pie dish
- Bake moderate oven for 40 to 45 mins.
- Serve hot or cold
Excited to make this dish asap after a friend gave me a piece , just too yummy.
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Delicious. I will be making it again and again. I used a pie dish but would it work to use bread loaf tins?
You may need to cook it a little longer and cover with foil if it starts to burn on top
Mrs Shirley harvie says
Loved it so easy and tasty have already made another one thankyou
SYLVIA DAVIES says
Can you freeze some for another meal once cooked
I haven’t tried that. I think it would be best kept in the fridge for a few days to reheat – which is fine – I so that a lot. It will be fine to freeze but because the courgettes hold so much moisture it may go a little soggy.
Janet Sidney says
I just made a smaller version of this recipe without the bacon as I am a vegetarian and thought will it work? and it does! It’s so good I have been eating it from the dish!
Kerry Hancock says
To your wonderful recipe I added 1/2 a red capsicum (finely diced) as I didn’t have a carrot (shame on me lol) & added 3/4-1 tblspn of Worcestershire sauce & a dash of hot sauce instead of the mustard which I’d run out of. I used plain flour cos yes you guessed it I’d run out of SR flour too….despite my changes it was absolutely delicious so it’s definitely one of those recipes you can adapt to what you have on hand.
Can you use uncooked rashers of bacon?
Yes – it is made with uncooked rashers – Enjoy 🙂
This is so tasty it belies it’s frugality! I halved most of the ingredients as I made it for two, swapping the bacon for a leek I had left, and used four medium eggs. It has turned out to be doubly frugal as there are two portions left for today. So easy and quick to make, I think my cooking resistant husband could make this.