Leek, cheese & bacon tart

Leek, cheese & bacon tart

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(38 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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16th Aug, 2013
Easy to make and very tasty. Definitely worth a try. Made with cheddar, as it was all I had on hand, it was great.
14th Apr, 2013
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.
9th Dec, 2012
Easy to make and very tasty :)
21st Oct, 2012
We love this. So easy to prepare. Bit like a posh pizza!
15th Dec, 2014
Nothing like a pizza. Even a 'posh' one.
26th May, 2012
Delicious and easy.
23rd Jan, 2012
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!
7th Oct, 2011
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.
7th Oct, 2011
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.
15th Jul, 2011
My husband and I both loved this - quick and easy fab!


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