Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Spinach Tart

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

I am back with a recipe to share - and it's a good one!  This spinach tart was simple to make, with very few ingredients, but it tasted amazing, like I had spent much more time on it.

- 9 inch tart pan lined with pie dough {I used my standby recipe from Smitten Kitchen; I cut the ingredients in half because there is not pie top}
- 9 oz baby spinach leaves
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 heaping cups grated sharp cheddar
- 2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- salt & pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Roll out pie dough {I made mine the night before and kept it chilling in the fridge}.  Place dough in tart pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

2.  Add two tablespoons of olive oil and spinach to saute pan and cook spinach until wilted.  Remove from pan; drain and chop; set aside.  Add remaining two tablespoons of olive oil to same pan and add onions; cook until soft.  Set aside.

3.  Mix together: cream, eggs and egg yolks, cheese, mustard, and dash of salt and pepper.

4.  Spread spinach and onions over bottom of pie crust.  Pour egg mixture over top.

All ready to go into the oven:

5.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden.  Turn off heat and leave in oven for additional 5 minutes.

Fresh out of the oven:

I really enjoyed this tart.  It's just perfect for a weekend brunch. 

I tore this recipe out of People Magazine {of all places!}.  It is Paul McCartney's recipe and is adapted from his cookbook, Meat Free Monday Cookbook.  I did not change the ingredients or amounts, but did adapt the cooking preparation slightly.

What did you cook this week?

Party Rules:
- Add a link to the post you are linking up back to this post
2.  Add the Tasty Tuesday button to the post you are linking up.  You will find the button on my sidebar.  Thanks!


  1. That tart look amazing!
    Thanks for the great party!

  2. Your spinach tart looks delicious! Thanks for hosting, Alissa! :0)

  3. That tart looks amazing - definitely pinned it :)

  4. That tart does look delicious! This week I shared an awesome black bean soup. So tasty. Thanks for hosting!

  5. your tart looks amazing!

    thanks for the party


  6. Hi Alissa, I just found your lovely blog and now follow you on FB. This is my first time linking up! Thanks soo much for hosting. Your spinach tart looks soo good. I love anything quiche-like. I'll have to give this a try. Have a great week! =)

    ~ Catie

  7. WOW. This. Made. My. Mouth. Water. I've already taken note of the recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    Quiet Luxury

  8. Oh that looks delicious! Happy to be able to link up a recipe today. Thanks for the link party :)

  9. i was just thinking that i'd make a leafy green tart/quiche/frittata (they're all the same shit, right?) today - spinach is a good idea.

    ...a tart for a tart, no? ;)

    I've linked up why I think 3 ways are always a good idea... gnocchi 3 ways, that is...

  10. this week i've linked up my recipe for Stage bacon wrapped medjool dates with locally crafted creamy blue cheese and a balsamic reduction.

    Um, you're welcome. ;)

    p.s. thank you for hosting! i can't wait to check out what everyone has donated :)

  11. That looks great! I love spinach and always am looking for new ways to serve it. I will have to give it a try!

    Thanks so much for the linky. Stop by and check out my cheap recipes and link up your money-saving recipes to Frugal Food Thursday. And I've linked your recipe to StumbleUpon!

  12. That looks so good! I saw the same recipe, or close to just recently, and I can't remember where. I will have to try it out though!

  13. this is one of my favorite dinners growing up. my mom would make quiche all the time and i love when there is spinach in it. spinach is one of my favorite veggies

  14. Yes, please...6:30AM tomorrow. Oh, wait. Should I be telling my hubby??? :)

  15. Thank you for hosting! I am DYING to try this Spinach Tart, I'm drooling! YUMMMMM!!!!! Have a great week!


  16. this looks SOOO yummy, I MUST try!

  17. yum!!!! this looks so good. my kids love brinner, so i might have to make this for dinner one night this week!

  18. I always love seeing how others cook/tarts/quiches/pies. Can't wait to try this!

  19. Hi Alissa: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine too. I stopped by see some potholders you made and checked out the home page. Oh that spinach tart looks so fantastic. I'm going to pin it, please let me know if that's not ok. I hope to see you at HFC.

  20. This looks so good! Your site is so cute too, and I am getting inspired peeking at your recipes. Great work!

  21. I just made this. It was quite tasty!


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