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Microwave zucchini slice in a mug

It’s no secret how much we love a zucchini slice so it was only a matter of time before we invented yet another variation! This one is made in a mug and is ready in 10 minutes flat so perfect for lunch when you’re working from home or just feel like a little savoury snack.

282 calories per serve

Allergens: Recipe may contain gluten, wheat, egg, milk and lactose.

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8 Ingredients


  • 1 zucchini, coarsely grated

  • 1 shortcut bacon rasher, finely chopped

  • 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped

  • 40g butter, at room temperature

  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) milk

  • 25g (1/4 cup) coarsely grated cheddar

3 Method Steps


  • Step 1

    Lightly grease two 375ml (1 1/2 cups) microwave-safe mugs.

  • Step 2

    Place zucchini

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    (1 zucchini, coarsely grated), bacon (1 shortcut bacon rasher, finely chopped) and onion (1/2 brown onion, finely chopped) in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High, stirring halfway through cooking, for 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain. Return to bowl. Stir in butter (40g butter, at room temperature) until melted. Season.


  • Step 3

    Add flour (150g (1 cup) self-raising flour), egg (1 egg, lightly whisked), milk (60ml (1/4 cup) milk) and cheese (25g (1/4 cup) coarsely grated cheddar) to zucchini mixture and stir until combined. Divide mixture evenly between the prepared mugs. Microwave, one at a time, on High for 2 minutes or until puffed and just firm when lightly touched. Set aside to cool slightly before serving.
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Recipe Notes

The zucchini slice will be hot so carefully remove mug from microwave and allow to cool slightly before serving. 

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