Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese were inspired by a new tart pan from Williams Sonoma! And this breakfast idea is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
Recently my sister Laurel gave me a very generous gift card for William-Sonoma, a store that’s always a wonderful splurge for me. (Thanks Laurel!) So I went to the Salt Lake William-Sonoma (where my friend Bobbyanne is the manager) and started looking around for something fun. They happened to be having a sale on bakeware, and when I spotted a fabulous tart pan I experienced one of those unexplainable flashes of cooking inspiration and my mind went immediately to a custardy egg mixture baked in the shape of a tart.
It took several tries to come up with these delicious Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese, but I loved this for a savory breakfast treat, and I can tell the new tart pan will be inspiring more interesting egg dishes.
But what if you don’t want to buy a special tart pan just to make this dish? Use large muffin cups or individual gratin dishes to bake this delicious mixture of eggs, goat cheese, cream, Parmesan, mushrooms, green onions, and Mozzarella. My breakfast tarts are about 4 1/2 inches across, so if you bake in something smaller you might have to increase the baking time a couple of minutes for a thicker tart. If you like mushrooms and goat cheese, I promise that this is a lovely way to start the day!
This is the gorgeous Williams-Sonoma Tart Pan that inspired the recipe. (For the record, Williams-Sonoma doesn’t know I’m alive and they haven’t sponsored this post. I’m just providing the link to the pan for anyone who’s interested; I don’t make a dime if you buy the pan. But I bet you will love it as much as I do, maybe Santa can bring one?)
You want the custard mixture to be room temperature when you bake it, so make that first. It’s important to let the goat cheese soften and then mix in the beaten eggs a little at a time. Season the mixture with the Spike Seasoning and pepper.
Saute the mushrooms until they’re nicely brown (and all liquid has evaporated) and then divide mushrooms between the 6 tarts.
Fill the wells in the tart pan with the custard mixture, then sprinkle green onions and grated mozzarella over each. Bake 25-27 minutes, or until the tops are starting to brown.
Tarts will puff up a little and sink down as they cool. Serve hot.
More Breakfasts with Mushrooms or Goat Cheese:
Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini, Egg, and Goat Cheese Breakfast Casserole ~ The Perfect Pantry
Breakfast Casserole with Mushrooms, Green Bell Peppers, and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Zucchini Frittata with Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes ~ Aggies Kitchen
Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Custard Bake ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese are a delicious meatless breakfast!
- 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled and softened (Use the type of goat cheese that comes in a log.)
- 1/4 cup milk, half and half, or cream
- 2 T finely grated Parmesan
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp. any all-purpose seasoning blend that’s good with eggs
- fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- 12 oz Crimini (Baby Bella) mushrooms, washed and sliced
- 2-3 tsp. olive oil (depending on your pan)
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 6 T grated low-fat Mozzarella cheese
- Remove goat cheese from the fridge, cut off 4 ounces, crumble, and put it in a bowl to start to soften.
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
- Spray tart pan (or large muffin cups or gratin dishes) with olive oil or non-stick spray.
- When the goat cheese has softened, use a fork to mix the milk, half and half, or cream into the goat cheese; then mix in the Parmesan.
- Beat eggs in a different bowl and then mix about 1/3 of the egg at a time into the goat cheese mixture, stirring each time you add more egg. (The mixture doesn’t need to be completely smooth.)
- Season the mixture with the Spike Seasoning and black pepper.Wash the mushrooms and slice about 3/8 inch thick.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan (use the biggest pan you have so the mushrooms aren’t too crowded.)
- Cook mushrooms over medium-high heat until all the released liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
- Divide mushrooms between the wells in the tart pan.Add the custard mixture on top of the mushrooms and gently stir to get mushrooms distributed evenly.
- Then sprinkle a generous pinch of green onions on top of each tart, followed by one tablespoon of grated Mozzarella.
- Bake 25-27 minutes (or slightly longer if you don’t have this tart pan and your tarts are a little thicker.)
- Cook just until the tarts are starting to barely brown on the top; the custard mixture should be soft.
- Serve hot.
I used Spike Seasoning for this recipe.
These breakfast tarts will keep in the fridge for at least a week and can be reheated in a microwave or hot toaster oven. (It only takes just over a minute in my microwave; don’t microwave too long or the eggs will get rubbery.)
Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from a new Williams-Sonoma Tart Pan.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese are perfect for low-carb or Keto diets. The tart has low-glycemic ingredients and goat cheese is relatively low in fat, but the South Beach Diet would recommend using low-fat milk and Mozzarella for this recipe. With those cautions, I think this would be great for any phase of South Beach.
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