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This quiche-like Savory Italian Tart is filled with Italian sausage, tomatoes, eggs and cheese, all on top of a puff pastry crust. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Savory Italian Tart - This quiche-like Italian Tart is filled with Italian sausage, tomatoes, eggs and cheese, all on top of a puff pastry crust. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Photos Updated June 2014

Originally posted October 14, 2007 – I have been making so many recipes from the archives lately that I have a whole folder of them that I haven’t even had time to update. After looking through that folder, I decided that I just had to repost this one today. If you are still having warm temps like we are, and are still able to get garden fresh tomatoes, they are perfect in this recipe. I especially love that this can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Sometimes you find good recipes in unexpected places. You would think that all of the best recipes come from the best restaurants, or the best cookbooks, or the best blogs. But sometimes, a really good recipe comes right off of the package of something!!

Savory Italian Tart - This quiche-like Italian tart is filled with Italian sausage, tomatoes, eggs and cheese, all on top of a puff pastry crust. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

This Italian tart recipe was on the package for my tart pan that I bought awhile back. It sounded good, so I saved the cardboard that it was on, and finally took the time to make it a couple of weeks back. Not only was it quick and simple to prepare, it was delicious!! I made this back when I had a surplus of tomatoes from the garden, so it was a good recipe to use some of those up as well. (I am so far behind on blogging some of my cooking adventures!!)

Savory Italian Tart - great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this egg, cheese and sausage filled tart is filling and packed with flavor!

This is kind of a quiche-like dish, but quite a bit more substantial. The only thing I would be careful of is that it doesn’t make for very good leftovers. The crust gets quite soggy, but it is still tasty to just eat out the filling!

After I made it, I typed out the recipe to file away, but threw away the cardboard before checking to see if there was someone to give credit to, but the tart pan is made by Wilton, so Wilton will get the credit!

This Savory Italian Tart is packed with flavor - the perfect easy recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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This quiche-like Savory Italian Tart is filled with Italian sausage, tomatoes, eggs and cheese, all on top of a puff pastry crust. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 package (8 oz.) refrigerated puff pastry dough
  • 1 lb Italian sausage links, casings discarded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Roll puff pastry on floured surface into a circle approximately 13 inches wide. Press dough into an 11-inch tart pan. Place a piece of foil sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over the dough and fill with dried beans or pie beads. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  3. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large skillet over moderately high heat, breaking it up as it cooks, until the sausage is no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Drain well. Transfer sausage to large bowl and add the tomatoes, garlic, basil, pepper, salt and cheese.
  4. In separate bowl, whisk the eggs, cream and milk together. Combine both mixtures; mix well.
  5. Pour into the baked shell and bake an additional 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF. Bake an additional 10-12 minutes or until egg mixture is set and golden. Remove from oven; cool 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Source: The packaging with the Wilton tart pan


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24 Responses to Savory Italian Tart

  1. FindingLaDolceVita says:

    oooo..I like this!

  2. eatme_delicious says:

    Oooh that looks tasty! Especially the crust. There are some very good cookie recipes that come off of packages of shortening and jars of peanut butter! 🙂

  3. KJ says:

    This looks really good. My mum gets almost all her recipes off packets of things. They are not to be sneezed at.

  4. BC says:

    That’s a beautiful tart.

  5. glamah16 says:

    That looks perfect for a Sunday brunch. A must try. I love Wilton products and tips.They are based here( suburbs) and they have a wonderful store.

  6. Kate says:

    that is so true deborah , my first ever lasagna was made frm instructions on the back of the box … and i still use it.Thanks for the vote honey…really means a lot to me.

  7. Elly says:

    That looks and sounds SO delicious.

  8. Belinda says:

    You said the magic word, Deborah…puff pastry dough! And you are so right…some of the recipes from boxes and jars can be amazingly tasty…this looks so beautiful. I love your photos, you do such a good job getting the vibrant colors to come through. 🙂

  9. Kelly-Jane says:

    How could that not be good? Your picture is so enticing too 🙂

  10. Kevin says:

    This tart sounds really tasty!

  11. Jenn says:

    I had a puff pastry tart at a dinner recently, and have been trying to get my hands on a recipe ever since! This seems like it would be perfect. And package recipes are often delicious – I generally use them to make lasagna and they turn out to be reliable.
    Great job!


  12. Abby says:

    Yum! I’d have never thought I’d see a savory Wilton recipe! I think Brad would really like this so I’ll have to remember it. (And I’m right there with you on recipes on packages – esp. cookies!)

  13. Cheryl says:

    I love a one pan dish. I will have to make this for dinner one night. Delicious.

  14. nicole says:

    Looks great and the recipe is nice and simple, just the way I like it!

  15. Amanda at Little Foodies says:

    I’d love a piece of this for brunch, right now please.

    I love reading the recipes on the side of packets. Even if you don’t use the recipe, it often inspires you to make something.

  16. Patricia Scarpin says:

    This tart looks so good, Deb – what a wonderful way to use food packages! 🙂
    The ingredients are delicious, too!

  17. Tartelette says:

    That looks out of this world! Good change from my standard friday night pizzas for the hubb before his music job. I got great rice side dshes out of boxes so I am not surprised!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I had a Home Ec teacher (remember what that was?) who claimed that recipes on the backs of boxes are always good because they are developed in a test kitchen and they wouldn't put a bad recipe with their product! I, too, have made this recipe from the Wilton tart pan and it IS delicious!

  19. Definitely making this for my meat-loving boyfriend!

  20. Teresa says:

    This looks wonderful and your pictures are awesome. Pinning.

  21. Chels R. says:

    How good does this look?! I’ve gotta try this!

  22. I love savoury tarts so this recipe is just perfect for me. I can imagine how good it must have tasted – saved the recipe to recreate soon!

  23. Anne says:

    This looks so good- can i make this without the puff pastry crust??

  24. Shugness says:

    I made this last night – I used Sangento’s Bruschetta Jack, doubled the amount of that, and used Hot Italian Sausage. Those were the only two adaptations I made. Last night I just thought it was ok, and probably wouldn’t have made it again, but today I had it for lunch and I totally disagree that it doesn’t make good left overs because I actually enjoyed it much more. The texture of the puff pastry was different but for whatever it took away, the other flavors made up for after they had time to set. Perhaps it just needed more than 10 minutes to set though before eating it last night.

  25. Marla says:

    I made this recipe last night as a test run for our Memorial Day brunch. Definitely will bring this!! Loved the puffed pastry. Pretty much followed the recipe except used 1 lb. of over the counter Italian sausage instead of the sausage links.

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