Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish

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Growing up, we had zucchini hotdish frequently in the summertime, because if you’ve ever grown zucchini in your garden then you know how much comes up at once! We had to use it up. Tomatoes were also ready around the same time. My parents would walk down to the garden and pick dinner, 30 minutes later we would be eating it up! Nothing better than fresh zucchini hotdish!

Zucchini Hotdish


  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into rounds (I use THIS tool to make it really fast! You can also use THIS tool to make zoodles, the kids really love that!)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 package pastured pork bacon, chopped into 2″ pieces
  • 2 cups raw cheddar cheese, thinly sliced or shredded
  • salt & pepper


  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon until almost crispy


  • Meanwhile, slice your veggies



  • Drain on a large plate covered with a paper towel and set aside, reserving the bacon fat in the skillet
  • Add the onions to the skillet, cover, and cook over medium heat until clear
  • Layer on the zucchini slices, top with tomatoes, cover and cook for about 5-10 minutes, until the zucchini is getting tender



  • Add bacon back into the pan and top with cheese, cover and let cook until the cheese is melted


  • You might want to drain off a little bit of liquid before serving, depending on how juicy the tomatoes were
  • Serve with a sprinkle of salt and pepper on top


Watch my video below for a quick zucchini hotdish demo

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