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Spinach & Onion Puff Tart

An easy and tasty seasonal tart made with spinach and onion that will delight both children and adults. Can be vegetarian or vegan, your choice!

Spinach & Onion Puff Tart with a slice cut out

Today I want to share this glorious puff pastry tart.

Puff pastry is a great base for so many tasty dinners and lunches and ready rolled puff pastry is such good quality, you don't need to make your own.

River Cottage Baby & Toddler Cookbook

The River Cottage Baby & Toddler Book

This is another recipe from The River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook by Nikki Duffy.

I was really pleased to receive a promotional copy of this book and I'm just loving it. You may have seen the first recipe I tried from it, lentils with onions and watercress. It was also super tasty and child friendly.

The author Nikki, a mother of three herself, works at River Cottage and was able to take their ethos and combine it with her own common sense methods to come up with some great recipes and some very sound advice.

She also worked with a paediatric dietitian when researching for this book, to make sure she got it right.

It's so easy to open this open and be inspired.

I wanted to make a new dish for Cooper and was swithering between this and the Veggie Bean Curry, so I let Graham have his say and he plumped for this one.

I think he was hoping he would get a slice too.

Vegan Spinach & Onion Puff Tart

Spinach & Onion Puff Tart

This tart was super easy to make and we all loved it.

You can easily make it vegetarian or vegan, just by changing up the cheese.

Most shop bought puff pastry is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Just watch out for those that say all butter if you are vegan.

I hope you give this tart a try. It's great for dinner, or served cold in slices for lunch. So do keep leftovers for your lunchbox. You will thank me!

Child Friendly Recipe

As you can see Cooper enjoyed his slice of tart and he very kindly shared it with us.

It's always great to find a new recipe that little ones will enjoy too. Even better if it's a recipe you can make for the whole family like this one.

Cooper enjoyed it another night with vegetables and beans.

We'll  definitely be making it again soon.

It's a keeper!

Spinach & Onion Puff Tart

Vegetarian Spinach & Onion Puff Tart
Yield: 6-8
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M
An easy and tasty seasonal spinach and onion puff pastry tart that will delight both children and adults.


  • 2 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • 400g fresh spinach
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 375g puff pastry
  • 50g cheddar or vegan cheddar
  • a good grinding of salt and black pepper


How to cook Spinach & Onion Puff Tart

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 c /180 c fan/ 400f/ gas mark 6. 
  2. Line a baking tray. If you are using ready rolled pastry, it will be on baking paper, so you can skip this step.
  3. If the spinach is mature, tear out any tough stalks. Wash the spinach thoroughly in a colander and pour boiling water from the kettle over the leaves to wilt them, followed by cold water. When cool enough to handle, squeeze out as much liquid as you can with your hands, then chop the spinach roughly.
  4. Saute the  onion with the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat for 10 minutes until soft and golden. Add the garlic for the last few minutes., then add the thyme leaves and chopped spinach. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roll  the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle about 5 mm thick or unroll the pastry, if it's ready rolled and place on a  baking tray. Score a border around the edge.
  6. Spread the spinach and onion mixture over the pastry, leaving a border around the edge. Scatter the grated cheese over the top and bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and  golden.
  7. Serve warm or cold.
  8. Enjoy!


If you can't find fresh time, you may use dried thyme, but add a scant teaspoon, about three quarters will do,

If you are using vegan cheddar, you may find it quite mild. For a punchier flavour add some grated vegan parmesan too.
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  1. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Tell Cooper to save some for me.

  2. To late Tanita, way too late, although I am sure he would have shared with you, he does like to share :)

  3. What a great summer dish. This looks absolutely delicious!

  4. glad cooper enjoyed this - sounds like a great dish and I love your tip about pouring hot water over the spinach

  5. I like tarts like this where there are very few ingredients but whats in their does shine through. Great job and I quite fancy making this...

  6. I think you can always rely on the River Cottage Books! We use them a lot.

  7. oooo looks delish Jac. I love River Cottage

  8. Looks lovely - my first thought was how nice it would be cold for a picnic...if it ever stops raining!

  9. Thanks Mary :)

    Hey Johanna, It saves the bother of using a pot and wilts the spinach really quickly, I did forget to say, to give it a squoosh of cold water, before squeezing it out.

    Hi Jerry, it is lovely and so simple. I liked it even better the next day cold.

    This is my first of their books Adam and Theresa, but i think I will be purchasing more.

    Thanks Beth :)

    I know, the rain is dreadful CC. I has rained here solidly for longer than I care to remember. It would be great for a picnic. Hope the sun comes out soon.

  10. Puff pastry tarts are the business!

    but forget the tart, I love Cooper's Moomin plate!

  11. Cooper is a very lucky baby being fed such delightful food! The tart looks delicious, not surprised your Graham was hoping to eat some as well!

  12. Looks quite yummy! Hello to Cooper!

  13. It's cool isn't it Helen, he has a whole Moomin st. They are the cutest :)

    And he did, eat some, that is Anne :)

  14. You must have been typing at the same time as me David. He is sleeping but I will tell him you said hello when he wakes up. We were at the ice rink for a spot of skating this morning, so he is shattered :)

  15. Yum! That is my idea of dinner ;0)

  16. We nearly had it tonight again Chele, but had a stirfry instead. Will keep it for another night.

  17. Oh! That looks just delicious! I love spinach and cheese together; and puff pastry always is a great base for yummy ingredients.

    Ps. Great idea about wilting corriander without a pot. Will use that next time!

  18. The tart looks absolutely stunning, so yummy with the onions, spinach, cheese and the perfectly puffed pastry! And Cooper looks so cute munching on it.

  19. tart looks wonderful healthy with spinach

  20. Hi Brittany, Saves on extra washing up :)

    He always holds things at funny angles when he is eating with his hands though, Tadka Pasta, so funny :)

    Thanks Akheela :)

  21. I'm jolly glad poor Graham got a look in after all - the tart sounds delicious and this looks like another good book to have around.

  22. It's a great book Choclette, lovely simple and delicious recipes :)

  23. Great combo! Putting it on top of puff pastry tops it off.

  24. This looks delicious. I've been on a big spinach kick lately. Your son is adorable eating his dinner! I like your blog. I'm happily following you now. :)

  25. We had some last night again TB, but I added some pesto to the base.

    Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by and following :)

  26. Oh, I love River Cottage anything! This tart looks so mouthwatering...and I don't even have any toddlers left in the house ;)

  27. I'm loving this book, my little boy has enjoyed everything I've made so far (unfortunately can't say the same for his 3yr old sister)

    I haven't tried this one yet but will have to next time I get spinach in my veg box.

  28. That looks like a really delicious tart, a perfect dinner! Glad Cooper enjoyed it and that you and Graham got a look in too.

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  30. This was very popular with whole family! They now want this year every week!

    1. Oh I am so pleased. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know.


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