Garlic Mushroom & Spinach Puff Pastry Tart

A simple puff pastry tart topped with thyme scented garlic mushrooms and spinach. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Inspired by
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people
Calories 155 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 g ready rolled puff pastry
  • 500 g chestnut mushrooms cleaned or peeled and cut in half
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2-3 tbsp creme fraiche (vegan or regular)
  • 100/1/2 g/cup fresh spinach (a couple of handfuls)
  • a few slithers of vegan or veggie parmesan
  • salt and pepper


  • Remove the pastry from the fridge and pop on a plate to come to room temperature.
  • Preheat your oven to 200c/180c fan/400f/gas mark 4.
  • Saute the mushrooms in a large pan with olive oil, garlic and fresh thyme (pull the leaves of the sprigs) until they are soft and the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper while they are cooking.
  • Rinse and dry the spinach, then add to the pan and cook until it has wilted. Set aside and prepare the pastry.
  • Roll out the pastry, leaving on the baking paper and place on a baking tray.
  • Score out a border around the tart base.
  • Spread an even layer of creme fraiche across the base, inside the border and season with black pepper.
  • Top with the mushrooms and spinach, avoiding the border.
  • Add a few slithers of vegan or vegetarian parmesan. Shave these of the block with a potato peeler.
  • Rub a little olive oil around the border, then bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  • Serve with new potatoes and vegetable or salad.
  • Enjoy!


Bought a 325g box of ready rolled pastry, but didn't use all the pastry.
You could use the whole pastry and spread the filling out more.