Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart

Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

This puff pastry slice requires minimum fuss. Use Italian cheese as a simple base and top with garlic mushrooms and salad leaves

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal461
  • fat32g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 2 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…

  • 525g family pack mushroom, halved or quartered if large



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 2 garlic cloves, 1 finely sliced, 1 crushed
  • 250g tub ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

  • good grating of nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • ¼ small pack parsley, leaves only, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 50g rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and place a baking sheet inside. Unroll the pastry onto a piece of baking parchment and score a border around the pastry about 1.5cm in from the edge. Place the pastry (still on the parchment) on the baking sheet and cook for 10-15 mins.

  2. While the pastry bakes, heat the oil in a large lidded pan and cook the mushrooms for 2-3 mins, with the lid on, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and add the sliced garlic, then cook for 1 min more to get rid of excess liquid.

  3. Mix the crushed garlic with the ricotta and nutmeg, then season well. Remove the pastry from the oven and carefully push down the risen centre. Spread over the ricotta mixture, then spoon on the mushrooms and garlic. Bake for 5 mins, then scatter over the parsley and rocket.

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Zoe Mallam
2nd Jun, 2020
Really easy but tasty. Me and my partner tried half each as a dinner but couldn't finish it all!
6th Mar, 2017
really nice - had it with the lentil chickpea chilli soup from this website
6th Mar, 2016
I came across this whilst looking for ways to use to up some leftover ricotta, and it has now become a favourite. I also added some fresh beetroot on top, which tasted great.
31st Jul, 2015
Tasty, quick and easy. Great combination of flavours and really tasty too.
11th May, 2015
Absolutely love this. Served with spinach/rocket/tomato salad with balsamic vinegar its possibly my favourite comfort food! Hated mushrooms all my life until I tried making this. You do need to cook the mushrooms a little longer than recommended otherwise it will be a little soggy but its a fab quick and easy dinner.
18th Jan, 2015
Super easy! Takes no time at all, and tastes good too. I served it with just some simple baby leaves and some coleslaw.
13th May, 2014
Lovely, easy recipe. We used basil instead of nutmeg and put a mixture of roasted vegetables on top. Tasty.
Frantic Flapjack
1st May, 2014
This was okay but nothing special and not very tasty. Also, you need to cook the mushrooms for much longer to get rid of the excess liquid. If you don't do this, the tart will become very soggy.
24th Apr, 2014
Really tasty and super easy! Will definitely be a regular. I would have gone for just under 10 mins for the initial pastry bake as it crumbled a bit and got mixed in with the ricotta as I was spreading it. I needed to drain the mushrooms as I spooned them onto the tart as there was so much liquid. It also needed about 10 mins for the final bake.
15th Apr, 2014
Had this for tea last night - DELICIOUS! The combination of taste is fantastic and the mushrooms / garlic smell fab when cooking. So quick and easy to do too! Recommend.
15th Jan, 2015
What can you serve this with? I'm thinking just a salad but I was wondering what everyone else was serving it with?
11th May, 2015
I serve it with baby spinach and the leftover rocket mixed together and dressed with balsamic vinegar but if you were exceptionally hungry a mixed bean salad could work too I think
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