Mushroom Tart Recipe

As a mushroom enthusiast and amateur chef, I absolutely love experimenting with different mushroom recipes. One of my all-time favorites is the savory and delightful mushroom tart. This dish is a perfect combination of flaky pastry, earthy mushrooms, and creamy filling. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a gourmet treat, this mushroom tart recipe is sure to impress. Let’s dive into the delicious world of mushroom tarts!


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 2 cups of mixed mushrooms (cremini, shiitake, oyster, etc.)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of grated Gruyere cheese
  • Fresh thyme, salt, and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roll out the puff pastry and place it in a tart pan, trimming any excess pastry.
  3. Prick the bottom of the pastry with a fork and blind-bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. While the pastry is baking, heat olive oil in a pan and sauté the onions and garlic until softened.
  5. Add the mixed mushrooms to the pan and cook until they release their moisture and become golden brown.
  6. Season the mushroom mixture with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme, then remove from heat.
  7. In a bowl, mix the heavy cream and grated Gruyere cheese, then spread the mixture over the baked pastry.
  8. Top the creamy layer with the sautéed mushroom mixture.
  9. Bake the tart for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set and the pastry is golden.
  10. Let the tart cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Personal Touch:

One of the things I love most about this recipe is the versatility of the mushrooms. I often visit my local farmer’s market to handpick a variety of fresh, organic mushrooms to use in the tart. The earthy aroma that fills my kitchen as the tart bakes is simply irresistible. I also enjoy pairing this tart with a light arugula salad dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette, creating a perfect balance of flavors. It’s amazing how a simple tart can become the centerpiece of a memorable meal.

Final Thoughts:

It’s truly a joy to share this mushroom tart recipe with you. The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity and the ability to showcase the rich, robust flavors of mushrooms. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice cook, I encourage you to give this recipe a try. The combination of buttery pastry, luscious mushrooms, and creamy filling is a culinary experience that never fails to delight!