Spinach and Bacon Tart

Joanne DiPalo

By
@WineladyCooks

This easy tart is a great appetizer or can be a side dish with a salad for a special lunch. If you are serving as an appetizer this will serve 6 to 8. If you are having this as a side dish it will serve 3 to 4.


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Serves:

3 to 4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a quick and easy app to fix if you have some unexpected guests during the holidays. During the first baking, the puff pastry "puffed." I just pressed down the middle.

I loved the mix of flavors. Next time I may try sprinkling some balsamic vinegar over it after it comes out of the oven. Yum!

Ingredients

1
egg, beaten
8 slice
bacon, cooked & crumbled
3 c
baby spinach (fresh)
1/2 c
shredded gruyere cheese (you can also use feta cheese or goat cheese)
2 Tbsp
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
1 pkg
1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
1 pinch
nutmeg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For complete details to make this recipe got to <a href="wineladycooks.com/..." target="_blank">Winelady Cooks</a> sometimes it's easier to understand the recipe when reading the blog post.

Cook the bacon and drain on paper towels. Chop into bite size pieces. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Roll out the pastry according to directions and place on a sheet pan. Form into a rectangle and fold over the edges on all sides forming to make an edging.
3
Brush the uncooked pastry crust with the beaten egg. Bake the pastry at 400 degrees for approximately 12 minutes just until lightly browned.
4
Remove pastry from oven and add the spinach over the top of the pastry. Add the crumbled bacon pieces. Add a little salt, pepper and the pinch of nutmeg over the spinach and bacon.
5
Add the Gruyere cheese (or the cheese you prefer), then add the grated Parmigiano-Reggiano on top (this cheese can be optional if using feta or goat cheese).
6
Bake until the cheese melts, the spinach is wilted and the pastry crust is golden brown - approx. 15 minutes based on individual oven temps.
7
Cut into squares and serve, either hot or room temperature.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy