Leek, cheese & bacon tart

Leek, cheese & bacon tart

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
637
protein
19g
carbs
31g
fat
49g
saturates
22g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
2.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 leeks, thinly sliced
  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 150g pack soft cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, snipped
  • 100g grated emmental

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2009

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dwatson27's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Easy to make and very tasty :)

lianxjamie's picture
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We love this. So easy to prepare. Bit like a posh pizza!

Bungly's picture
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Delicious and easy.

carole4136's picture
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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
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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
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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
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My husband and I both loved this - quick and easy fab!

lepinay's picture
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husband and i love this and i also use boursin cheese. so simple to make

owencaroline's picture
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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.

Ferrari butterfly's picture
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A firm favourite, and even better cold the next day for lunch!

rstacey's picture

Made this last night for a very fussy sister in law who came back for seconds so if it gets her vote then this must be a winner. So easy and done in 20mins - my kind of recipe. I added courgette to the leeks, as we have a glut and this was great.

georgewillows's picture
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My husband loved this, it's as good cold as it is hot. I did use Boursin cheese instead of cream cheese and it was delicious, very difficult to not eat it all in one go.

redhead82's picture
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I love this recipe but instead of the soft cheese I mix some creme fraiche and mustard to spread at the base. It's delicious! Particularly for those of you that think the soft cheese way might lack some flavour! I also add a bit of black pepper to the leeks/bacon mixture. Bloody gorgeous!

zakalwe's picture
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Would agree with using less cheese. Works well with grated cheddar or brie!

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