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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

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

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.

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!!

This recipe was adapted from Food and Wine Magazine.

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Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini Quick Bread

A savory loaf filled with creamy goat cheese,smoky bacon and tender zucchini chunks. Serve thick slices as a side with any entree!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 315kcal

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INGREDIENTS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. 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.
  • 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.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour,baking powder,cayenne and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk the eggs,buttermilk,olive oil and mustard.
  • 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. Scrape the batter into loaf pan and smooth the surface.
  • Bake on center rack of oven until golden on top and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool on a rack 15 minutes.
  • 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. Cut into thick slices and serve.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Goat Cheese Bacon Zucchini Quick Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 182
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.19g31%
Saturated Fat 8.4g53%
Cholesterol 115.43mg38%
Sodium 496.37mg22%
Potassium 242.34mg7%
Carbohydrates 17.08g6%
Fiber 0.85g4%
Sugar 1.42g2%
Protein 16.05g32%
Vitamin A 604.67IU12%
Vitamin C 3.58mg4%
Calcium 259.9mg26%
Iron 2.03mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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