Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms use a favorite tart pan, and these low-carb tarts are such a treat to make for a special breakfast!
These delicious Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms are the type of special breakfast treat that’s perfect for the holidays! This fun breakfast tart idea got started when my sister Laurel sent me a generous gift card to William-Sonoma a few years ago as a thank you gift. I went to the Salt Lake William-Sonoma (where my friend Bobbyanne is the manager) and started looking around for something fun. And if you’ve visited Williams Sonoma you know how they have so many inspiring cooking treasures for people who love to cook!
When I spotted a fabulous tart pan that was on sale, 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 me several tries to come up with the recipe you see here for Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms, but I loved the final version of this for a savory breakfast treat, and now my blog has Tomato Basil Breakfast Tarts, Asparagus Breakfast Tarts, Cheesy Zucchini Breakfast Tarts, and Southwestern Breakfast Tarts, all inspired by this pan. But I still love these breakfast tarts with mushrooms and goat cheese and these are still the ones I’m most likely to make if I have overnight guests!
Of course you can make these breakfast tarts without a fancy pan like mine; keep reading for more about that. Or check out the tart pan the next time you’re in William’s Sonoma; it does go on sale a few times a year. After I post this I’ll be taking a few days off from the blog to go spend Christmas at my sister Val’s house in central Utah. I hope all my readers will enjoy the coming week no matter where you are or what you’re doing to celebrate!
What Tart Pan Did I use for Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms?
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 get one as a Christmas gift for yourself?)
Can I make Crustless Breakfast Tarts without a Tart Pan?
Use large muffin cups or individual gratin dishes to bake this delicious mixture of eggs, goat cheese, cream, Parmesan, mushrooms, green onions, and Mozzarella if you don’t want to buy a tart pan. 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. But if you like mushrooms and goat cheese, I promise that this is a lovely way to start the day!
How to Make Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms:
(This is just a summary; scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)
- You want the custard mixture to be room temperature when you bake it, so start by letting the goat cheese soften. (Use another type of soft white cheese if you’re not a goat cheese fan.
- Slice mushrooms if needed (or buy pre-sliced mushrooms.)
- Heat oil in frying pan, then saute the mushrooms until they’re nicely browned (and all liquid has evaporated).
- Then divide mushrooms between the 6 tart wells.
- When goat cheese is soft, mix in the beaten eggs a little at a time. Season the mixture with the Spike Seasoning and pepper.
- 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 Breakfast Recipes with Mushrooms or Goat Cheese:
Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini, Egg, and Goat Cheese Breakfast Casserole ~ The Perfect Pantry
Mushroom, Green Bell Peppers, and Feta Breakfast Casserole ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Zucchini Frittata with Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes ~ Aggies Kitchen
Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Custard Bake ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Use the type of goat cheese that comes in a log. You can use milk or heavy cream instead of half and half if that's what you have. I used Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) for this recipe. I loved this with brown Cremini mushrooms, but regular white mushrooms would also be fine. 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. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 298mgSodium: 531mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g
Use the type of goat cheese that comes in a log. You can use milk or heavy cream instead of half and half if that's what you have. I used Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) for this recipe. I loved this with brown Cremini mushrooms, but regular white mushrooms would also be fine.
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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
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.
Find More Recipes Like This One:
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