Spinach and Ricotta Tart

"Rich and scrumptious, this is a great brunch dish as well as any other meal! Fairly simple to make. I prefer chopped FRESH spinach but I am posting this recipe as it was given to me. Also, I add feta or Montrachet cheese sometimes if I have it on hand."
photo by Jackshoe photo by Jackshoe
photo by Jackshoe
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prick pie shell (9" pie pan) and prebake in hot oven for 5-8 minutes until lightly browned. Turn oven down to 350 degrees when pie crust is done.
  • Cook spinach until thawed and warm. Drain very well, squeezing excess moisture out with hands. (Do not precook spinach if using fresh).
  • Saute onion in butter and stir in spinach, salt, nutmeg and black pepper.
  • In separate bowl, combine Ricotta cheese, cream Parmesan cheese and eggs and blend well.
  • Add spinach mixture and stir well.
  • Pour into prebaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until custard is set.
  • Garnish with finely chopped parsley and sliced cherry tomatoes if desired.
  • May be served hot or room temperature.

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  1. ChoCho
    Hubby says it's amazing! I've made this many times now and we can't get enough. Once, I used frozen spinach with cooked chopped italian sausage. Another time, I've used fresh chopped spinach with chopped deli ham, and another with other veggies. I always leave out the nutmeg as I am not a fan. Such a great recipe. Thanks so much!
  2. Larawithoutau
    After looking at several reviews and noting that they had too much filling or having had to bake it longer, I omitted the cream altogether. I used fresh spinach, about 12 ozs (that's what I had), 20 would be a lot. I baked it in an 8x8 glass casserole. Instead of the pastry crust, I made it with a phyllo dough crust, which turned out beautifully (and it all fit in the dish). Overall, it was a really nice dish and with the ommission of the cream, I would make it again. Thanks for sharing
  3. Jackshoe
    This is really good, simple and easily modified to fit your tastes. I added a little bit of garlic and some soysage and it turned out pretty tasty. Next time I think I would add more garlic and a little less spinach to make a perfect tart. I also had extra filling as other reviewers stated, this wasn't a problem as I had an extra pie crust and just rolled it out to make another mini tart.
  4. Geekgoddess24
    I found this very easy to make. It was really tasty. I found that there was a lot of filling left over after I had poured it in. I topped it off with feta cheese.
  5. pattikay in L.A.
    Very nice. This rises up nice and high, but doesn't taste too "eggy." I used both parmesan and a bit of feta and about 14 oz of frozen spinach, which was quite enough. Thanks for sharing!


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