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May 8, 2015

Zucchini with Bacon and Onion

Zucchini with Bacon and Onion

I am a big believer in "bacon makes everything better" . Especially when it comes to green side dishes, as my family absolutely hate anything green, except when it is in a salad. When I make this Zucchini with Bacon and Onion they are happy and would even have seconds.

Since I started cooking, way back when we got married, I always have colorful side dishes, for instance, this Zucchini dish would go very well with sweet, caramelized Carrots, which is always a hit with my family.

Zucchini with Bacon and Onion

Add to that rice, or mashed potatoes and of course the meat/poultry of the day, and you have a lovely, balanced {both in color and flavor} meal.

This side dish can be made minutes before serving, which is what I normally do - a little stirring and frying and you are set.

I do the slicing in advance though, as that is usually what takes the longest when preparing a meal. I also prefer the Zucchini with Bacon and Onion, not to stand too long before serving as the Zucchini will go soft after a while and it is so much better when there is still a tiny bit of crunch to the Zucchini.

Zucchini with Bacon and Onion

4 Side Servings


1 TB Avocado Oil, Garlic flavor   (or Olive Oil)
1 cup Lean Bacon Bits
1 Onion, thinly sliced
2 cups Baby Zucchini, sliced
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


1.) Heat the Oil in a large pan - fry the Bacon until done - remove and add the Onion to the same pan.
2.) Saute the Onion until golden - add the Zucchini and stir-fry until just tender - add back the Bacon and heat through.
3.) Season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper - transfer to a serving dish.

Serve as a side dish.

Zucchini with Bacon and Onion


  1. I love anything with bacon Linda and love zucchini! Pinned and shared today!

  2. Great looking recipe! I love courgettes but my BF isn't so keen. He loves bacon though so could tempt him to the veggies with this dish. Thanks Linda :-)

  3. This is so colorful - and I agree, bacon DOES make everything better! Pinned and shared on Facebook!


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