Butternut, ricotta, mushrooms & pine nuts tart


Here’s a recipe for a simple, thin tart that’s both graphic and delicious. It can be served as a starter with a small green salad, or as a main course for a light meal for 3 to 4 people. It’s a recipe you can easily customize to suit your own ideas!

Butternut, ricotta, mushrooms & pine nuts tart

Servings 4


  • ½ butternut
  • 1 red onion
  • 175 g ricotta
  • 100 g button mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 puff pastry
  • A few sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Peel the butternut squash. Cut into ½ cm slices. Brush the slices with olive oil and roast for around 15 minutes. The flesh should be tender when you push a knife into it. Set aside and turn off the oven.
  • Peel and slice the red onion. Clean and slice the mushrooms. Brown for 5 minutes in a drizzle of olive oil, then add the mushrooms. Continue cooking for a further 5 minutes, until the onion is tender. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, fry the pine nuts for 4 to 5 minutes, until they become a bit grilled.
  • Preheat the oven again to 180°C.
  • Unroll the puff pastry in a pie dish and prick the dough with a fork. Place a slightly smaller pie dish or baking weights on top, and bake for around 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mash the ricotta with a fork. Add half the herbs (chop or mince the rosemary), and mix. Set aside.
  • Take the pastry out of the oven and coat the base with the ricotta. Lay out the onions and mushrooms.
  • Cut the slices of roasted butternut into 4 and arrange the butternut pieces to cover the tart. Alternatively, place the butternut first, followed by the onion and mushroom mixture.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the herbs over the tart, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with pine nuts.
  • Bake in the oven for a further 20 minutes, until the tart is golden brown.
  • Just before serving, add a drizzle of honey.


You could try a different recipe by replacing the butternut squash with another veggie like beetroot or sweet potato for instance!

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