Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish

You'll love this fresh, delicious dish with fresh vegetables that only takes 30 minutes to make. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN

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!

Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN
Yield: Serves 4 as a side dish

Healthy Zucchini Hotdish

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

You'll love this fresh, delicious dish with fresh vegetables that only takes 30 minutes to make. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • Pork bacon, chopped into small pieces (approx. 7.1 oz) (We use Butcher Box meat.)
  • 1 large, sweet onion, finely sliced
  • 1 large or 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced (approx. 8.5 oz)
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3.5 oz raw cheddar cheese, grated
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Small handful fresh parsley, chopped to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Have all your ingredients ready.
    Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN
  2. Thinly slice the onion, tomatoes, and zucchini into rings. Set aside to drain for now.
    Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN
  3. Cook the diced bacon in a large skillet until almost crispy. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon and set it aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper, leaving all the fat in the pan.
    Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN
  4. Add the onions to the pan of fat and cook over moderate heat until they soften completely and become transparent.
    Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and lay the sliced zucchini over the cooked onions in an even layer. Cover with the sliced tomatoes, again in an even layer.
    Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN
  6. Return the pan to moderate heat and cover with a lid. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the zucchini is tender.
  7. Scatter over the cheese and cooked bacon bits, then return the pan to the heat, covered to allow the cheese to melt. To prevent excess liquid (which may leech from the vegetables), remove the lid from the pan for the last few minutes to allow excess moisture to evaporate. This step is optional but encouraged to prevent a watery bake.
    Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN
  8. Season the dish with salt and pepper and scatter over chopped parsley (if using) before serving.
    Flavorful and Healthy Zucchini Hotdish | Real Food RN

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 770mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 17g

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