Irresistible Loaded Zucchini Bake Recipe

Dive into the delicious flavors of summer with our Loaded Zucchini Bake, which takes simple zucchini to a decadent level. This bake, filled with a delicious combination of cheeses, bacon, and optional chicken, is the definition of comfort food. Each bite contains a harmonious combination of flavors and textures, making it ideal for a hearty meal or a delectable side dish. Prepare your taste buds for a treat that is both satisfying and delicious!


  • 4 medium zucchinis, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken (optional)
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Set the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly oil a baking dish.
  1. Prepare the Zucchini:
  • Layer the zucchini slices in the prepared dish, creating a base for the toppings.
  1. Assemble Toppings:
  • Evenly distribute the bacon, chicken (if using), bell peppers, mushrooms, red onion, and garlic over the zucchini.
  1. Add Herbs and Seasoning:
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, parsley, and basil to enhance the flavors.
  1. Cheese Layer:
  • Generously top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, covering all the ingredients.
  1. Baking:
  • Drizzle olive oil over the top for added moisture and flavor.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes until the zucchini is tender.
  • Optionally, broil for 2-3 minutes to achieve a golden, crispy cheese topping.
  1. Finish and Serve:
  • Let the bake rest for a few minutes after removing from the oven.
  • Garnish with extra herbs, slice, and serve warm.

Tips for Variation:

  • Personalize Your Toppings: Tailor the bake to your taste with additions like tomatoes, olives, or cooked sausage.
  • Vegetarian Version: Omit meat and add more vegetables like spinach or artichokes.
  • Spice It Up: Introduce heat with red pepper flakes or jalapeños for those who favor a spicy flavor profile.

Our Loaded Zucchini Bake is more than just a dish; it’s a culinary celebration that captures the joy of eating well. It’s ideal for any occasion, from family dinners to social gatherings, and it promises to please everyone. Enjoy the layers of savory goodness and make this versatile bake a part of your culinary repertoire. Accept the comfort of this hearty dish and indulge in a slice of culinary heaven.