I had quite a few zucchini’s that I needed to use up recently so I made the kids some Cheesy Zucchini & Ham bread for their lunch boxes.  I was pleasantly surprised that they loved it and asked for it again the next day.  The lunchbox below can be found here.


This is a great way to use up excess vegetables you have in the fridge, I used zucchini, corn, ham, herbs, spring onion, you could also add in capsicum.



Cheesy Zucchini & Ham Bread

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 9
  • Category: Lunchbox


  • 2 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 ½ cups tasty cheese, grated
  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 125g creamed corn
  • 2 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 100g ham, finely sliced
  • ½ cup fresh herbs, chopped (parsley, basil)
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a loaf tin and set aside
  3. In a large bowl add flour, cheese, zucchini, corn, onion, ham and herbs, mix to combine.
  4. In a jug mix the oil, milk, eggs, salt & pepper with a fork, whisk well.
  5. Pour the milk mixture into the bowl, stir to combine.
  6. Pour mixture into loaf tin.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  8. Store in the fridge


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Kaitlyn March 13, 2015 - 8:49 AM

Perfect timing I have quite a few zucchini’s that need using up, I’m going to make this for afternoon tea for the kids.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 16, 2015 - 9:23 AM

I’m sure they will love it, Kaitlyn.:)

Debs March 13, 2015 - 9:17 AM

Mmm, this looks good! Definitely giving it a go! If I cut into slices, would I be able to freeze them to extend the life? Pinned so I can remember!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 16, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Sure i think it would freeze just fine.:)

Kelly @ Mum-bo-Jumbo March 13, 2015 - 9:20 AM

I have a very similar recipe, I love zucchini bread! The corn and ham really makes it tasty! I haven’t made it for awhile so thanks for inspiring me to make it again.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 16, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Thank you Kelly.:) My kids just love this recipe.:)

Patricia Silk March 13, 2015 - 10:22 AM

Do you have a Thermomix recipe for it?

Lauren March 13, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Yum! I haven’t tried your recipes before but I think this one would be a great one to start with! Always looking for ways to get veggies into my toddler’s tummy! 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 16, 2015 - 9:10 AM

Ooh thank you Lauren.:) It is a wonderful way of adding in extra vegetables and the kids just love it.:)

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile March 19, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Kat I swear you must be a fly on my wall! I was just saying that I need to use up some zucchinis! This is going to be perfect. Thank you – I’m off to make it now (all ready for lunch!).

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 19, 2015 - 8:50 AM

LOL if only I would really enjoy eating all your yummy baking!! Our local fruit and veg shop put together cheap zucchini packs, so we often have spares at the end of the week, hope your kids enjoy this one too!

Sue June 9, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Hi Katrina, love your site. I often notice little patty cases in the pics of lunchboxes that hold cherry tomatoes or other small items. Are these paper or a silicone and where do you find these? thx Sue

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 9, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Hi Sue, Ooh thank you!.:) Yes aren’t they so cute, they are silicone and i get them from places like Kmart, Big W and Target.:)


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