Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zucchini with Bacon and Cheese

A huge thank you to Arlee Bird and his A to Z Team for giving us another fantastic Challenge. I'm rather sad to see this one come to an end. I found some really fun and interesting new blogs to follow, and I enjoyed talking about food and recipes and family dinner traditions with all of you. As always, thank you so much for sharing your comments!

I hope you have enjoyed my Recipes from A to Z this month. It's been the most enjoyable marketing for a new book that I've ever done. I appreciate all who followed along as we went from Amber Pie to Favorite Zucchini.

All of this month's recipes will be in my forthcoming cookbook, and many additional ones are posted on my website.

A food theme is easy when it comes to the letter Z thanks to good old zucchini-- one of the most versatile vegetables ever and plentiful year-round.

Favorite Zucchini
Because everything is better with bacon and cheese
2 strips uncooked bacon, cut in pieces
5 or 6 medium unpeeled zucchini, cut in chunks
1 small onion, chopped
1 large tomato, peeled and chopped
Pinch of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup Monterey jack cheese, grated

Place bacon in saucepan, add all other ingredients except for cheese. Cover tightly and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Add cheese just before serving. 4 servings.


  1. I will have to try this!
    Thanks for sharing such awesome recipes!

  2. I have enjoyed reading all your posts and have copied quite a few of your recipes.

    Good job!

  3. Congrats on making it through your A to Z "cookbook"! I love zucchini, and this recipe sounds delicious.

  4. grand month of posts... i think i gained some pounds by reading some of your posts... nummy!

  5. Since I'm not a big fan of zucchini, I bet that would make it better!

  6. Yay!!! No zombies here, just zucchinis!! LOL!! Well done you for completing your A-Z challenge with such salivating recipes!! Take care

  7. I went away and my Hubs made something very similar for himself and our daughter. She never eats my zuke dishes..humph.

    Happy A-Z!

  8. I looked them up, succhini are courgettes - now it makes sense. Thank you for all the recipes over the month.

  9. I love zucchini. Chocolate zucchini bread, stuffed zucchini boats (sliced in half lengthwise), thick slices just sauteed in a bit of olive oil, with seasoning salt, no breading.

    This recipe sounds good. Hubs and I have enjoyed several of your recipes. Your house must always smell delightful.

    Thoroughly enjoyed your cooking theme!!

  10. You have posted the tastiest A to Z challenge I have read. I love your recipe. I'm not sure I could try the chocolate ones recommended above - zucchini are versatile but maybe that is a step too far ;)

  11. I also enjoy zucchini, Karen. I'll definitely try this recipe. Thanks so much. You have a delicious blog at this time. Thanks for sharing with your readers. Victoria Marie Lees

  12. Z is for zucchini loaf, but with cheese sounds yummy! Thanks, Karen!

  13. Some good recipes here. Thanks for sharing your "kitchen wisdom"!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

  14. Dear Karen, I've been away from reading blogs for the past three weeks due to a minor ailment, so I've missed almost all of the recipes you've shared in the A-Z Challenge. I so hope that your cookbook does really well because this was an astounding way of marketing it! Peace.

  15. I can't say that I'll make, but I'll eat it if somebody else does...


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