This amazing Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, and Crispy Onions is the BEST easy zucchini recipe! Your family will love the incredible flavors in this side dish recipe! This is definitely my favorite zucchini recipe, yet!
Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, and Crispy Onions is the perfect side dish to use up your garden bounty of zucchini. This dish is so flavor packed and has so many amazing textures. The sun dried tomatoes adds a great sweetness, the bacon adds salty goodness, and the crispy onions add crunch. Don’t forget that the entire dish is topped with freshly shaved parmesan, and everyone knows that parmesan makes everything better!
Zucchini is a great vegetable to use when trying to convert a non-veggie eater because the flavor is so mild and it can be cooked with just about anything. And seriously, what’s not to love about a veggie mixed with bacon and cheese!? Zucchini takes on whatever flavors you are cooking it with so the more flavors you add, the better!
Vegetarian Side Dish Recipe
I first made this easy recipe for Easter, but without the bacon. It was great, but I knew it would be even better with the addition of bacon. We all agreed that this was amazing with the addition, but if you are looking for a completely vegetarian dish, it still tastes great without it! You can certainly leave out the bacon if you are serving a vegetarian and need a vegetarian side dish recipe or leave out the parmesan for a vegan.
Crispy fried onions are so popular on top of green beans at Thanksgiving time but I love them for so many other dishes as well! They are the perfect salty bite on top of this zucchini recipe but I have used them as a replacement for croutons in my favorite blackened Caesar salad recipe too! They are really versatile so don’t just tuck them away in the pantry for the holidays!
Summer is the perfect time to cook with zucchini and this recipe will definitely become a new favorite of yours! The flavors in this side dish recipe will hook you and you will make this recipe again and again!
Easy Zucchini Recipes
Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, and Crispy Onions
This delicious zucchini side dish recipe is perfect for your summer bounty of zucchinis!
- 3 medium sized zucchini sliced into 1/2 inch pieces and then quartered
- 4 slices of bacon sliced into pieces
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 cup crispy fried onions
- 1/2 cup freshly shaved parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat a saute pan to medium high heat. Add the bacon pieces and cook until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.
Reduce heat to medium and then add zucchini to the bacon drippings ( if you have more than a tbsp. or two, then drain first) and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until it begins to soften. Add the sun dried tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
Add half the parmesan and the bacon and then stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Make sure to add these seasonings after adding the bacon and cheese as they are both salty foods. Once seasoned, add the rest of the cheese to the top and the crispy onions.
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