Bacon Grease Zuchinni

I pretty much always shop with the best of intentions. I look for fresh vegetables and plan on making up all kinds of things with them. I will spiralize this and chop up that and experiment with this and yada, yada, yada.

And for a while I do.

But a few too many nights into the week, when I’m tired, some of my plans go awry.

I just want fast and easy and predictable, you know?

That’s why I was looking through the vegetable crisper last night and noticed a lone zucchini and some cherry tomatoes looking like they needed some love.  There were part of dinner plans that hadn’t gone quite as planned. No reason to let them go to waste though.

My criteria here was fast, easy and yummy. Works for me!

So that’s where “Bacon Grease Zucchini” came from.  Not a very refined name, huh?

But seriously, it was the bacon grease that really set the flavor off. If you don’t have any saved bacon grease–and if you don’t, why not?!–you could probably toss on some bacon bits as long as it’s real bacon and get the same effect. But I wouldn’t skip the bacon or you’ll have boring veggies! I mean, I’m sure it would taste okay, but just okay.

Lord knows we don’t want boring veggies, man.

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Bacon Grease Zucchini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 51 kcal
Author: Dixie Vogel
You could easily add leftover produce of all kinds into this mix. Sweet peppers? Mushrooms? Onion? Radish? You tell me!

Ingredients

  • 1 Zucchini
  • 10 cherry tomatos
  • 1 teaspoon bacon grease or less, melted
  • 1 dash salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the Zucchini into thick slices and quarter the slices.
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves or thirds.
  3. Spread Zucchini and tomatoes on a pan. (I used sprayed foil to make sure they didn't stick.)
  4. Drizzle with bacon grease and add salt and pepper.
  5. Cook at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until desired tenderness.

Recipe Notes

You could skip the bacon fat but you'd be seriously missing out. It adds a tremendous level of flavor to otherwise somewhat neutral vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Grease Zucchini
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Bacon Grease Zuchinni

No, Thor the Warrior Kitten! You cannot have any!!

Great way to use leftover veggies in the fridge.

If you are going to make this and experiment with different veggies, comment and let me know what you put in yours!

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2 Comments

  1. Samantha Drennan September 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I like how you think! I had leftover bacon grease and zucchini last weekend so I did this. Then I googled to see if I was the only weirdo. NOPE!

    • Dix September 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Well, it’s good to know, I’m not alone either! Hahaha!!!

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