Utterly delicious and extremely easy to make, this zucchini egg bake recipe is the health lunch option you've been looking for!
The mix of rich melted cheese, sweet spring onion and fresh zucchini makes for a winning combination. Plus, everything is baked in the same dish – it's a true one dish wonder!
Perfect in the spring and summertime as a luscious light lunch, you can even save leftovers for a quick and easy midweek meal. What's more, this zucchini bake even makes for an ideal cooked breakfast casserole, and you can even add your own twist by including some of your favorite ingredients.
So, are you ready to get baking? Let's get started!
Why you'll love this zucchini egg bake recipe
- Consisting of only natural ingredients, it's a really healthy recipe
- Taste isn't compromised – it's absolutely delicious!
- Everything is baked in one dish – easy to make, easy to wash up afterwards
- It's a very versatile recipe – you can add in your favorite ingredients
- You can have it as a light lunch, a quick dinner or even as a weekend breakfast casserole!
Equipment needed to make this recipe
Before you get cooking, there are a few key pieces of kitchen equipment that will help you make this zucchini egg bake:
How to make zucchini egg bake
Crack the eggs in a large bowl.
Whisk the eggs.
Stir in the cheeses, spring onion, zucchini, flour and oil.
Transfer to a baking tin.
Bake until cooked and golden.
Serve immediately with a green salad. Enjoy!
Instead of lining your baking pan, you can use a healthy cooking spray.
What to serve with your zucchini egg bake
This zucchini bake recipe is tailor-made to serve with a salad on the side. The kind of salad you serve all comes down to personal preference.
You can keep it light and serve something fresh and healthy, to pair well with the zucchini. I would recommend:
- Pumpkin and feta salad – the pumpkin and the feta work perfectly with the courgette, marrying the flavours to bring a dish that works on every level. Leave out the parmesan or feta from either recipe if you don’t want so much cheese
- Caprese salad – if Italian cuisine is your thing, this is the salad for you. Simplicity is bliss with this recipe and it all comes down to the quality of the ingredients
- Mung bean salad – a super vegan salad that packs in an enormous amount of flavour, this is the perfect side if you want something a bit more filling
- Mediterranean salad.
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Juicer pulp muffins
The most incredible vegan muffins, juicer pulp muffins are tasty, healthy and a wonderful accompaniment to a zucchini bake.
Fancy a fresh fruity dessert with a hint of spice to follow on from this recipe? This super healthy turmeric smoothie is truly sensational! Mango and banana bring the sweetness, turmeric adds a certain earthy flavor. Altogether, it's something special indeed.
Chocolate courgette cake
Put those extra zucchinis to good use. You won't believe how good a courgette cake can taste!
You can replace the spring onions with regular white or red onions. Sauté them first in a sauce pan on a medium heat, before adding them to the mixture in the baking dish.
Not a fan of shredded zucchini? No problem You can swap it for shredded yellow summer squash, pumpkin or eggplant. You could also add any of the following vegetables, to bring a new dimension of flavor:
- Red pepper
- Green pepper
- Yellow pepper
- Sun-dried tomato
- Caramelised red onion
Make it meaty
If you'd prefer to add meat, try one of the following:
- Cooked pieces of chicken or turkey
Add a teaspoon of baking powder to the egg mixture to make the egg casserole extra light and fluffy!
What kind of zucchini is best for zucchini egg bake?
There are quite a few different varieties of zucchinis. These include:
Widely available due to how easy they are to grow, black beauties are, despite their name, dark green in colour. With tender white flesh and a mild flavour, they are perfect for salads and especially for this tart recipe.
Another long green variety of courgette, these ones have a subtle sweetness and a crispy texture, making them perfect for salads and pasta dishes.
Often used to make fritters, due to their taste and texture, a Dunja courgette also makes the perfect addition to this tart.
These courgettes are remarkable for their vibrant yellow colour. A mixture of yellow and green courgettes makes for a more interesting dish, visually.
When is zucchini season?
Depending on the local climate, zucchinis should be in plentiful supply from June until November. Peak season if July and August, when the zucchinis are just perfect!
When picking zucchinis at the store, look for a decent size – about 6–8 inches – and try to pick those without nicks, cuts or holes in them. Zucchinis with bristly hairs on them are nice and fresh!
Can you have zucchini on a keto diet?
Absolutely. Zucchinis are low carb and a perfect addition to a keto diet.
How do you store zucchini egg bake leftovers?
This dish is so delicious that, chances are, you won't have any leftovers! However, if you do, zucchini egg bake leftovers are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
How long is zucchini egg bake good for?
When stored in the fridge, zucchini egg bake leftovers will stay fresh for three to four days.
Can you freeze zucchini bake?
Yes. If you want to keep zucchini egg bake leftovers for longer than four days, freezing is a good option.
First, allow the egg bake to cool completely. Then transfer the leftovers into a freezer-safe airtight container and place in the freezer.
Frozen zucchini egg bake will last up to three months.
What is a safe temperature for egg casserole?
Egg casseroles and other recipes that contain eggs should be cooked to a temperature of at least 160° F (71°C). If in doubt, use a food thermometer.
Can I make zucchini casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this zucchini egg bake recipe in advance. Simply allow it to cool completely, then cover the baking dish in foil and keep it in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve it.
You could also assemble the zucchini bake by making the zucchini mixture and adding everything to the baking dish, then keeping it in the fridge until you're ready to bake it.
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- Courgette tart – a healthy, light, versatile recipe with lots of flavor, this courgette tart is perfect at any time of the day.
- Marrow soup – a warm and soothing soup with an extremely pleasant curry kick, this recipe is an excellent way to use up those marvelous marrows.
- Courgette pickle – extremely easy and supremely tasty, once you’ve made your own courgette pickle you’ll never buy a jar from the store ever again.
- Courgette involtini with prosciutto di San Daniele & grana padano cheese – these effortlessly elegant Italian finger foods are perfect for your next dinner party.
- Grilled courgette salad with feta and pomegranate – a fresh, zesty, super healthy, this courgette, feta and pomegranate salad is easy to make and tastes heavenly.