Leek, cheese & bacon tart

Leek, cheese & bacon tart

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This tart looks as impressive as it tastes. Leftovers are great for lunchboxes too

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal637
  • fat49g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.2g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 leeks, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 150g pack soft cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, snipped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 100g grated emmental


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then gently fry the leeks until soft, about 5 mins. Cool. Unroll the pastry onto a baking sheet. Spread the soft cheese over the pastry to within 3cm of the edges. Scatter over the leeks, bacon and grated Emmental.

  2. Flip the edges of the pastry over the filling. Bake for 20 mins until golden.

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Comments (37)

FifiP's picture

Put the Boursin in a bowl & loosen with a wee bit milk, makes spreading much easier. I also fried the bacon as it didn't say to in the recipe. Made this for a lunch for 8 (made 2) & everyone loved it. Very easy to do

WillowTree83's picture

Made two of these for visitors. Party included vegetarians, so made one replacing meat with broccoli. Both were well-received and there was none left at the end of the meal. Straightforward to make and looked impressive, too. Served with new potatoes and summer vegetables. Will be repeating this one.

mariabudgen's picture

Made this for only the 2nd time today - and not sure why I've left it 2 years as it's a lovely tasty and easy recipe! This time I used a 170g tub of Philadelphia with spring onion and black pepper which was easier than Boursin to spread. However when I went to serve it, having already given it an additional 10mins to get it to colour, I found the base in the middle was still raw. In the end I gave it a further 20 mins in the oven (as had already turned oven off before I served). Think the Phil being creamier, and me using a slightly larger amount than the recipe, made it rather too moist. But still so tasty and my mum loved it and plans to make it herself as it's so simple to knock up.

98normandy's picture

Made this last night using low fat puff pastry- every little helps!- a packet of Boursin garlic cheese and a pack of four leeks and the last bit of cheddar- absolutely delicious !,! Also used about 8 rashers of pancetta I had leftover from the Xams Brussels. Will def do again!

dwatson27's picture

Made this for lunch today. Used gated strong cheddar cheese as topping. Delicious! Sooo easy to make too! Looking forward to tasting it cold later ( if there's any left). Another great recipe bbcgoodfood - 5stars

Hi's picture

I have made this and it is so tasty! Didn't include the bacon - but apart from that made it exactly as the recipe. I made it and froze uncooked, then defrosted overnight and cooked in the oven for half an hour. Came out perfect! Delicious served with roast meats as a tasty side.

pollyhibb's picture

Yum yum yum! Easy, quick and really tasty for a zero effort tart for a lunch with some salad.
Used a well known soft cheese begining with Phil, pancetta cubetti, a mix of Emmenthal and Cheddar (lots of!) and fresh Thyme on top and it was very well received!

mumzylol's picture

Have just made this tonight and it really is a tasty treat! Used smoked pancetta cubes which I added to the leeks during the last few minutes of cooking and this really helped the leeks soak up the flavour of the pancetta. Yumz! Read other comments about how it was a bit fiddly trying to spread the cheese on the pastry base so I used a fork to loosen the cheese and left it out at room temp shortly before assembling the tart. It spread very easily as a result. Oh yes, I also crumbled some feta cheese on top along with the cheddar cheese which added a different texture to the end result! Served it with a green salad. All in all a delicious tart which the whole family enjoyed. Will definitely make it again.

juless_2's picture

Easy to make and very tasty. Definitely worth a try. Made with cheddar, as it was all I had on hand, it was great.

mariabudgen's picture

So simple and quick and great for a social lunch such as we had at Easter. Used Boursin garlic and herb and not easy to spread evenly but good enough. Fried leeks in oil and butter mix with some ground black pepper at end. Used cheddar cheese and was popular with all the family.

ewelinajohnson's picture

Easy to make and very tasty :)

lianxjamie's picture

We love this. So easy to prepare. Bit like a posh pizza!

highnoon's picture

Nothing like a pizza. Even a 'posh' one.

Bungly's picture

Delicious and easy.

carole4136's picture

I read the above comments so used up left over brie & plain Philly on the base. The leeks were cooked in a mixture of oil & butter with fresh thyme & black pepper. I used up a pkt of parma ham and the whole lot was covered with a mixture of grated cheeses, mainly cheddar & parmesan. Delicious!

sarahmintcake's picture

This was really tasty. I didnt have any soft cheese, but had some sour cream left over so used that instead. I put 6 rashes of bacon on top as it also needed using.

eleanormayo's picture

A big success! I used boursin having read the other comments, but it was very difficult to spread on the pastry, so would use cream cheese next time. I also rather foolishly put all the leeks on, followed by the bacon and topped with all the emmenthal and would mix half the cheese in with the leeks next time, because it formed a bit of a crust and the cheese with the leeks would make it a bit more unctious. A definite keeper.

xlauramx's picture

My husband and I both loved this - quick and easy fab!

lepinay's picture

husband and i love this and i also use boursin cheese. so simple to make

owencaroline's picture

This recipe is really easy to do and tastes delicious. I added grated courgettes to the leeks when frying and used ham instead of bacon. The whole family loved it, including my two year old son.


Questions (2)

hellyd83's picture

Hello fellow cooks,
Do you know whether this can be frozen once cooked?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi hellyd83 it is possible but you might be better assembling it and freezing before baking, then adding an extra 5-10mins to the cooking time for baking from frozen. We haven't tested freezing this dish in our kitchen so cannot guarantee perfect results and the freezing process may alter the texture of the soft cheese base (whether cooked first or not). Hope this helps, let us know how you get on. 

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