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Bacon Zucchini Mushroom Stir-Fry

Louise | August 13
Paleo Bacon Zucchini Mushroom Stirfy

I am constantly pained by poor lighting when I cook in the evenings, so let me just preface this recipe by telling you that this dish tastes even better than it looks or sounds!  It really came about because I had some bacon in my fridge, and I was wondering what vegetables would go well with it.  Zucchinis and mushrooms may seem an unusual choice to go with bacon, but they have very gentle flavors that I felt would complement and not clash with the stronger flavors from the bacon.  And they definitely worked well!  There’s also some scallions and parsley in the recipe, and they add a herbal hint to an otherwise bacon dominated dish.

There are a lot of photos detailing every process of this recipe, and you can tell that when I first started cooking, there was still a hint of sunlight, but by the time I had finished, it was almost dark.  The dish really only takes around 30 minutes to make, but cutting all the vegetables up can be a drag.

J very helpfully chopped up everything for me so I could take photos instead!


A large plate of sliced mushrooms…


Two zucchinis, sliced and quartered.zucchini

Some scallions…


And some parsley.


Bacon chopped into small pieces…


Scallions sizzling in frying pan with coconut oil on a low heat.scallions-in-frying-pan

Zucchini and mushroom in the frying pan.

mushroom-zucchini-in-frying-panStir-frying the zucchini and mushrooms.zucchini-mushroom-cookingCooking the bacon separately.


Everything in the frying pan.


A sprinkle of parsley.




Paleo Bacon Zucchini Mushroom Stirfy

Bacon Zucchini Mushroom Stir-Fry

  • Yield: 2 large bowls 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 zucchinis, sliced (1/2 inch thick) and quartered
  • 10 baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of scallions (chopped spring onions)
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley, finely chopped
  • 10 slices of thick bacon (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Chop up the vegetables and the bacon.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the frying pan.
  3. Add the scallions to the frying pan.
  4. Then, add the chopped zucchinis and mushrooms to the frying pan and cook on medium heat.
  5. Fry the bacon pieces in a separate pot until cooked through.
  6. Add the cooked bacon pieces to the frying pan. Cook for 2 minutes more in the frying pan.
  7. Add the parsley to the frying pan.
  8. Serve.