goat cheese mushroom tart


Why is it that what is supposed to be the first bite you eat is usually the most forgotten one? Appetizers usually consisted of a cheese ball, veggie tray, or my personal most hated food on planet earth clam canapes growing up. I find that as I get older I’ve become a bit less set in my ways, but daydreaming of ways to make things different. I fall into the usual routine of making the same 10 meals for dinner, honestly I don’t know if it’s habit or if I just really like them that much. So Appetizers are a wonderful way to break out of the food rut and enjoy something new without wasting a lot of time, energy, or ingredients. A mushroom tart is what I have prepared today, and from start to finish it took about 15 minutes. So I hope you give something new a try this week, even if it has nothing to do with food, you just never know it could turn into your new favorite thing…


goat cheese mushroom tart

1 sheet puff pastry

5 large button mushrooms sliced

1/2 an onion chopped finely

4 sprigs of fresh thyme (take the leaves off the stem )

2 oz herb flavored goat cheese

1 T. butter

– using a small skillet melt 1 T. butter. add in sliced mushrooms, and onions and saute until tender. add in fresh thyme.

– using a cookie sheet, place thawed puff pastry on sheet. you may leave pastry whole or cut into desired shape. (I decided to cut along the trifold to make a long rectangle shape.) prick the puff pastry with a fork to make small vent holes, about 20 times.

– place sautéed mushrooms and onions on puff pastry in a thin even layer.

– crumble goat cheese on top of onions and mushrooms.

– bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

– serve immediately and enjoy.



15 thoughts on “goat cheese mushroom tart

  1. These tarts look so good Sarah. These ingredients are all I love. I am going to make this for sure. I’m so happy to see your post. And beautiful photos too. 🙂

  2. Hi Sarah, I love quick and easy recipes like this. Looks delicious! (I won’t be making it this week as I cannot turn the oven on in this heat wave…but I will soon!)

  3. Now all I can think about is tasting this, I hope you’re happy 🙂 The pictures are perfect yummy………

  4. This is definitely not in the ‘forgettable first bite’ category! Yum, I love the combination of goats cheese and mushrooms, so this would be a perfect appetiser for me. Poor you, I’ve never eaten a clam canape but they kinda sound… terrible. Hm. Thanks for this gorgeous post! xx

    • thank you so much laura..it really was the easiest and best tasting appetizer I’ve ever made..thanks for taking the time to stop by…sarah

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