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Asparagus, cheddar and bacon tart

Asparagus, cheddar and bacon tart


Fresh asparagus is one of the best things about spring, and we love it in this simple, cheesy dish

  • Feeds 4 Feeds 4
  • Ready in 45 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    2441kj 586kcal
  • Fat
    High 54%
  • Saturates
    High 93%
  • Sugar
    Low 54%
  • Salt
    High 54%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 39g


  • 250g Co-op British asparagus, trimmed and sliced lengthways
  • 200g Co-op British bacon lardons
  • 100g light cream cheese
  • 25g Co-op Irresistible Somerset vintage Cheddar, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 375g sheet Co-op ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 Co-op British egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 x 90g bags Co-op mixed leaf salad


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6
  2. Place a tray in the oven
  3. Put the asparagus in a pan and cover with boiling water
  4. Simmer for 1 minute, drain then run under cold water
  5. Set aside on kitchen paper
  6. Fry the bacon lardons until crispy, then drain on kitchen paper
  7. Mix the cream cheese with the Cheddar, garlic and lemon zest, and season to taste
  8. Unroll the pastry and transfer to a sheet of foil
  9. Score a 2cm border around the edge of the pastry, then spread the cheese mixture over the middle
  10. Top with the lardons, then the asparagus
  11. Brush the border with the egg
  12. Put the tart and foil on the hot tray and bake for 20 mins, or until puffed up and golden
  13. Slice into quarters and serve with the salad on the side

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