Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback

I am absolutely ecstatic about the Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback!

Imagine beautifully sliced zucchinis boasting a perfectly crisp exterior and a soft, melt-in-your-mouth center.

My simple recipe will guide you through the process of preparing these stuffed zucchinis effortlessly.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this zucchini delight!

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised, along with your family.

Get ready to lick your fingers!

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The key to achieving a tasty and aromatic zucchini, as per this recipe, lies in thinly slicing them.

However, be careful not to cut all the way through, leaving about half a centimeter at the bottom.

To make this task easier, I recommend using limiters placed on both sides of the zucchini.

This way, the knife will reach the limiter and prevent any accidental mishaps of cutting the zucchini completely.

Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Once you have these thinly sliced zucchinis ready, it’s time to coat them with my homemade sauce and bake them in the oven.

The high temperatures will cause the cuts on the vegetables to open up, allowing you to stuff them with grated cheese and bacon bits.

Alternatively, you can simply sprinkle these “accordions” with cheese and bake them until the cheese melts, resulting in a deliciously aromatic dish.

Whether as a hearty side dish or even as a main course, this Zucchini Hasselback is sure to impress your family and friends at your next gathering!

Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Tired of the usual frying pan routine for zucchinis?

Give your taste buds a treat by cooking them in the oven instead!

This flavorful Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback will win you over with its first bite.

Picture juicy zucchinis filled with gooey cheese and savory bacon pieces.

The best part? You only need a small amount of bacon – just 4 strips for 3 zucchinis, which is less than 100 grams!

But trust me, the bacon will infuse these veggies with an exciting smoky flavor that will leave you wanting more.

So, why wait? Grab your apron and get ready to embark on a zucchini adventure like no other.

how to cook Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback?


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To start, preheat your oven to 200⁰C (400⁰F). Take each zucchini and make frequent cuts across, but be careful not to cut all the way through, leaving about 0.5 cm at the end.

TIPS: Both zucchini and courgettes can be used for this recipe.

TIPS: For this recipe, it’s best to use medium-sized or small zucchini.

TIPS: Here are some tips to make cutting zucchini easier without completely slicing through it. You can use limiters, like kitchen spatulas, serving knives, or bamboo sticks, and place them close to the vegetable on both sides.


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Next, finely chop up the bacon.


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Then, grab a coarse grater and grate the cheese.

TIPS: Pre-grated cheese is incredibly convenient for preparing a wide range of dishes.


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In a small bowl, combine dried garlic, basil, black pepper, and salt. Add some vegetable oil and give it a good stir to create a flavorful sauce.

TIPS: Instead of using dried garlic, you can opt for a small clove of fresh garlic as a substitute. To prepare it, finely chop or use a garlic press to extract its flavor.

TIPS: Instead of using dried basil, you can opt for fresh basil to add more flavor. Just make sure to wash it, dry it, and finely chop it before using.


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Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the prepared zucchini on it.


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Make sure to thoroughly coat the zucchini on all sides with the sauce, making sure to get into the cuts.

TIPS: To make spreading the sauce over the zucchini a breeze, use a silicone pastry brush. It’s the perfect tool for the job and will give you a smooth and even application.


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Pop the baking sheet with the zucchini into the preheated oven at 200⁰C (400⁰F) and let it bake for about 30 minutes.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Once the zucchini is done baking, take it out of the oven.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Brush it again with the remaining sauce.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, it’s time to get creative. Carefully stuff each cut with grated cheese.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Then carefully stuff each cut with chopped bacon.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Increase the oven temperature to 250⁰C (480⁰F) and bake the zucchini for an additional 5 minutes until it becomes crispy and delicious.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Once it’s done, take the baking sheet out of the oven and let the zucchini cool slightly.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Sprinkle some freshly chopped dill on top for an extra burst of flavor.


Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback - VIDEO RECIPE

Now, it’s time to serve your hot and tasty Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback from the oven. Enjoy your meal!

Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Hasselback


  • Zucchini – 3 pcs. (880 g)
  • Bacon strips – 4 pcs. (80 g)
  • Cheese – 1/4 pack (50 g)

for the sauce

  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp. (28 g)
  • Salt – 1/6 tsp. (1 g)
  • Ground black pepper – 1/3 tsp. (1 g)
  • Dried basil – 1/2 tsp. (1 g)
  • Dried garlic – 1/3 tsp. (1 g)


  • Dill

Cooking steps:

  1. Make frequent cuts across each zucchini, not cutting 0.5 cm to the end.
  2. Finely chop the bacon.
  3. Grate the cheese on a coarse grater.


  1. Put dried garlic and basil, black pepper and salt into a small bowl, add vegetable oil, stir.


  1. Place the prepared zucchini on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Thoroughly coat the zucchini on all sides with the resulting sauce and coat the cuts.
  2. Bake in an oven preheated to 200⁰C (400⁰F) for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove zucchini from oven. Spread the sauce again, place chopped bacon and grated cheese in the zucchini cuts.
  4. Increase the oven temperature to 250⁰C (480⁰F) and bake for another 5 minutes until crispy.
  5. Sprinkle the finished zucchini with chopped dill.

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