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Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini Quick Bread

Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini Quick Bread is a savory loaf filled with creamy goat cheese,smoky bacon and tender zucchini chunks. Serve thick slices as a side with any entree!

Make this easy  Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini Quick Bread recipe as a savory side dish for any meal!f

Take your “daily bread” up a notch with a savory loaf that bakes up fast and requires no yeast. It may look rustic, but the layers of flavor are anything but.  This Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini quick bread also is perfect as an appetizer with a favorite bottle of wine.

Do you have a favorite recipe that gets your mouth watering just thinking about it? This bread is one of those recipes for me. The smoky, crisp bacon paired with the melted goat cheese in a spicy bread batter gets me every time. I know, I know, bacon is not a health food, but we can indulge ever now and then, right?

bacon goat cheese zucchini sliced with knife

HOW TO GRATE ZUCCHINI using a box grater

For this recipe, the zucchini can be grated or minced. Be sure to remove the seeds before doing grating or mincing. They are tough to eat and often taste bitter, so you definitely don’t want them in your bread.

  1. Trim the ends of the zucchini and peel if desired.
  2. Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. If your zucchini is large, cut it into 4 smaller pieces.
  3. Place the box grater on a cutting board.
  4. Grasp the zucchini and run it down the side of the box grater. Reposition your fingers as you grate to avoid cutting yourself.
  5. Tap the bottom of the box grater against the cutting board frequently to force the zucchini to fall to the cutting board.

Want to try something new for dinner? Serve a hearty quick bread with soup or a salad, or both.

Change up the flavor of the quick bread by substituting sausage for the bacon, or fresh peas for the zucchini. Try any combination that suits your fancy!!

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Bacon Goat Cheese Zucchini Bread sliced

Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini Quick Bread

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini Quick Bread is a savory loaf filled with creamy goat cheese,smoky bacon and tender zucchini chunks. Serve thick slices as a side with any entree!


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Ingredients

  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 12 tsps cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 6 ounces crumbled fresh goat cheese
  • 11/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin (both white and green parts)
  • 1 cup grated or minced fresh zucchini, seeds removed
  • 2 tsp minced thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease or spray a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom and long sides of pan with parchment paper, allowing 1 inch overhang on both long sides.
  2. In a skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the flour,baking powder,cayenne and salt.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the eggs,buttermilk,olive oil and mustard.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in the egg mixture until just combined. Fold in the goat cheese, parmesan, bacon, green onions, zucchini and thyme.
  6. Scrape the batter into loaf pan and smooth the surface.
  7. Bake on center rack of 350° oven until golden on top and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Let cool on a rack 15 minutes.
  8. Run a knife around the edges of loaf to loosen, then invert onto plate. Remove the parchment paper from the loaf and let cool completely.
  9. Cut into thick slices and serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: serves 10

Keywords: Goat Cheese Zucchini Bread

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Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread is a soft, buttery loaf loaded with flavor. It looks fancy but it could not be easier to make. No yeast or kneading to worry about because this recipe uses frozen bread dough!

This recipe has been adapted from a recipe included in Food and Wine Magazine.

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