A quiche-like dish for a light lunch or brunch, also makes a great side dish. I developed this recipe after having an abundance of zucchini in my garden every summer and trying to find a delicious way to enjoy all of it! You can substitute 2 tablespoons butter for the bacon and drippings if you prefer to leave the bacon out of the recipe.



Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
1 hr 30 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Press pie crust into a 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil.

  • Bake pie crust until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Set pie crust aside to cool. Increase oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels, while retaining drippings in the skillet.

  • Stir zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and garlic into the reserved bacon drippings; season with Italian seasoning, dill, parsley, garlic salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir the zucchini mixture until the zucchini is tender yet crisp, 5 to 7 minutes; remove from heat.

  • Chop the bacon and stir through the zucchini mixture.

  • Sprinkle about half the mozzarella cheese into the bottom of the pie crust. Spoon zucchini mixture over the mozzarella cheese layer. Pour eggs over the zucchini mixture; top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the mozzarella cheese. Put pie plate onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the top begins to brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 15.6g 5% DV; fat 13.5g 21% DV; cholesterol 57.1mg 19% DV; sodium 484.3mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Excellent with or without bacon! Makes a nice vegetarian brunch or light dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Excellent with or without bacon! Makes a nice vegetarian brunch or light dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made recipe exactly as is very flavorful taste! Big hit with my picker eaters. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Mixed reviews. Not a bad way to use my garden zukes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This turned out great. Kind of surprised It s so simple. I used turkey bacon and made sure it was crisp to break into the pie. Used three eggs and half cup of milk to add a little bit more body to the pie. Turned out great. Watch carefully the number of salt elements into the pie. Had to be careful not to over Salt. Read More