Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Savory Mushrooms, Sausages and Potatoes Tart

Savory tart with mushrooms, sausages, potatoes, and cheese. 
A deliciously sinful combination

This savory tart has it all: a crispy and buttery crust, melted cheese, wholesome savory mushrooms, sinfully good sausages, and hearty potatoes that make it all look so elegant and yummy. Sounds perfect right? And it tastes even better than it sounds.
This dish is great for a hearty brunch or a fun dinner, next to a big green salad. Perfect for these cold winter days.
To make the recipe really quick, mistakes and mess free, I used frozen puff pastry. I like to always have a package of Pepperidge Farm dough in my freezer, just in case.
All you need to do is thaw the dough, turn on the oven, follow this recipe and soon you will enjoy a delicious aroma that will make your whole kitchen smell amazing.

Ingredients: to make an 11 inch pie
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed (I use Pepperidge Farm)
  • 2 medium potatoes ( 15 oz, 425 gr)
  • 12 oz (340 gr) of ground sausage
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 8 oz (225 gr) of mushrooms
  • I tablespoon of fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 6 oz ((170 gr) provolone cheese (shredded or sliced)
  • 2 oz (55 gr) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • flour to sprinkle on the counter
  • salt

Preparation time: 1 hour
1. Thaw the puff pastry for about 20 minutes, if you haven't done it yet. Peel the potatoes and cut in thin slices. Place in a pot, cover with salted water and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 6 minutes and drain.

2. In a large skillet, saute' the sausage broken in pieces with one garlic clove, crushed.

3. Add the mushrooms and chopped parsley and cook for another 5 minutes. Salt to taste (if necessary) and remove the garlic if you'd like.

4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease the tart pan with butter and flour (or spray). On a clean counter, sprinkled with flour stretch out the dough to fit into your pan. Cut the edges if necessary, and poke holes with a fork on the bottom of the crust.

5. Make a layer of the sausage and mushrooms. Top with provolone cheese, shredded or cut in pieces

6. Top with the sliced potatoes. Starting from the edges and moving in you can place the slices in circles. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the crust is fully cooked, and cheese slightly golden on top.
Buon Appetito!


  1. I always come back here for recipes to try. Another great one from you! I like to add more cheese on it though, to the point where you take a slice off, you can see a lot of cheese coming out. Yum!

  2. Haha! YES please... Can't go wrong with more cheese! When you try this, you'll have to send me some, to taste test it ;-)

  3. Looks delicious!! I'll have to try this very soon! I love potatoes on pie.

  4. It is a conventional grill. This means that it will retain heat quickly and easy. You don’t need to wait for few minutes to get it ready for the grilling.