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Friday Food: Bacon and Vegie Loaf

This is the tastiest thing ever: MrsDrWho road tested it for me and reported that it was delicious. I think you could use any kind of ham, tinned fish or even cold chicken instead of the bacon. I cooked my bacon first while the oven was heating up, because I just think it tastes nicer that way. Other vegetables would be suitable too, maybe sweet potatoes or broccolini. I added some chopped spring onions and parmesan cheese as well.

The recipe is from the February AWW in their Back to School cooking feature.


Bacon and Vegie Loaf   10 serves for children, 5 for grown ups

  • 100g short cut bacon, trimmed and chopped if not cooking it first
  • 2 cups grated zucchini - one medium zucchini
  • 1 cup grated carrot - about two medium carrots
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 2 or 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil of your choice
  • 5 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 180*C (160* fan forced) and line a 12 x 22cm loaf tin.

Place the bacon on a lined tray and cook in the oven till crispy as you prepare the rest of the loaf, about 10 minutes.

Makin' bacon
Mix the vegetables, cheese, bacon and flour together in a large bowl.

Vegetables, cheese and flour
Whisk the eggs and oil together.

Eggs and oil
Pour the egg and oil mixture into the vegetables and mix gently, but thoroughly. Season as necessary.

Mixing together
Pour into the tin and spread out evenly and bake for about 45 minutes, It will be cooked when the loaf has come away from the sides of the tin ever so slightly, it is golden on top and springs back to the touch.

Loafing about
Cool in the tin and then refrigerate in an airtight container or wrap slices in clingwrap or ziplock bags. It can be frozen, if there is any left!!!

Bacon and vegie loaf



I make something similar for Connor, but no meat, flour or oil. He loves it! Must try this version too, it seems a bit more substantial. And bacon! Anything with bacon is pretty much guaranteed to be a winner!


These sort of things make the best lunches, or dinners too for that matter. I like to put fetta in mine for something different. And quartered cherry tomatoes. Yummo. And there is definitely no carrot in mine!


The slice reminds me of zucchini slice which has zucchini, corn and bacon in my recipe. It tastes very delicious which reminds me I should cook some more.


I do like the look of that loaf! Yum!


This looks like a yummy alternative to what i usually would put in mine!


I'm with RR on this one - anything with bacon is a winner in my book! Looks absolutely delicious and will try it on the kids - minus the salad of course! Wouldn't want to go overboard on healthy eating :)


i love a good loaf. And as Sean would say, adding bacon to anything makes it fabulous. Love this idea Cindy.

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