Zucchini, Goat Cheese Crumble; poor Bonnie

No one (that I know of) has said that a crumble has to be sweet. Well, maybe Google…..

The difference between a crumble and a crisp, according to Google, is that a crisp normally contains oats and a crumble doesn’t.

It also says that both are a fruit dessert but I dare to be different.

Why can’t they be a vegetable side dish?

Besides, I’m bored with calling all things veggie ‘gratins’.

If people can call any old cold soup ‘Gazpacho’, regardless of whether or not it actually IS Gazpacho, I can call my Zucchini and Goat Cheese dish a crumble.

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Zucchini, Goat Cheese Crumble

An easy side dish of layers of onion, zucchini and goat cheese with a simple crumb topping.

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Summer Vegetables


  • 1 medium zucchini, 8″ (20cm) long, sliced 1/8th” 
  • I medium onion, halved, sliced thinly
  • 3oz (90gr) goat cheese, sliced 1/8th” (.3cm) thick
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup (1oz, 30gr) bread crumbs
  • 1/8 cup (1oz, 30gr) butter, melted


  • Fry onion in olive oil until tender, set aside
  • In a medium baking dish layer half of the zucchini – single layer, touching but not overlapping.
  • Spread the fried onions over the zucchini
  • Lay the sliced goat cheese on the onions, also single layer.
  • Top with another layer of zucchini.
  • Combine the bread crumbs and paprika, Sprinkle over the top.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over all, cover and bake for 20 minutes, 400F (200C).
  • Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer.


Keeping each layer flat allows this to bake in 30 minutes. To increase recipe, either use a larger baking dish, or make a deeper Crumble, adjusting baking time accordingly (with 2 layers of everything I would increase covered baking time by 10 minutes.)

Keywords: zucchini, goat cheese, crumble

Zucchini Goat Cheese Crumble

These are sad days, chez nous…..

Our poor Bonnie is not doing well.

We’ve had 3 periods of very hot weather here this summer.

We managed to keep the house cool enough, and had fans everywhere, but still it seemed to affect Bonnie.

She was okay after the first heat wave, but after the second she was having difficulty breathing.

We took her to the vet, who said she had fluid in her lungs – likely from the constant panting. He gave her some shots, some pills and all was back to normal.

She was fine after the last heat wave… or so we thought. Then last Sunday she quit eating and just lay on the floor, panting,

We didn’t think she would last the night.

She did, We went to the vet, he gave her more shots and more pills and she seemed to recover, although not back to normal.

She ate a little, went on short walks, did the occasional bark at bunnies….

We went back to the vet a few days later, as requested, and he was duly impressed with her progress. We got more pills and were told to come back in a week.

Now we have periods of almost normal followed by periods of very bad.

I start thinking we’re going to be faced with the decision that all pet owners hate…..

And then I think maybe not.

She didn’t leave the house yesterday, except briefly to pee but this morning she was up and ready for our morning walk. We did a very short walk, she had some water, a treat or two and settled down for a long nap.

She wouldn’t go on the afternoon walk and refused all food – none of the meat scraps I had cooked for her, no cheese, no treats…. nothing. She just lay there, panting.

A few hours later she came into the kitchen looking for her afternoon treats – a biscuit and a chewy, and promptly went to her bed and ate them. Then she got up, asked to go outside and did a bunny check and even barked.

I have no idea what’s going on….. Day by day.

6 thoughts on “Zucchini, Goat Cheese Crumble; poor Bonnie”

  1. I’m hoping Bonnie will bounce back here. While others may not here, I’ll be praying for you all. This is a hard time because she can’t tell you what’s wrong. 🙁

    I think I might have to try this recipe with sliced potatoes. It looks really yummy but I’m just not a zucchini person 🙁

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