French Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart

Have you ever tasted anything more divine than a French Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart?

Picture this: a crispy, flaky crust filled with a delicate cheese filling, topped with thin slices of zucchini and fragrant bacon.

This simple yet tasty recipe will leave you craving for more.

It’s a match made in culinary heaven!

This tart is a work of art, both visually and gastronomically, as it showcases vibrant green zucchini ribbons arranged meticulously on top.

Once you discover how effortless this recipe is, you’ll find yourself making it over and over again.

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It’s the perfect dish to impress your loved ones with its irresistible flavors.

All you need is some ready-made puff pastry, a luscious cheese filling, and of course, zucchini and bacon.

These simple ingredients come together to create a symphony of taste and texture.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a slice of this tart, savoring the deliciously flaky crust.

Enjoying the tangy cheese filling, and the lightly roasted vegetables, all perfectly balanced with a hint of salty bacon.

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It’s a culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show – the zucchini.

To achieve those thin, delicate ribbons, all you need is a trusty vegetable peeler.

Simply glide it along the zucchini, and you’ll be amazed at how effortlessly it creates those perfect slices.

These zucchini ribbons are then quickly fried in a pan, creating beautiful waves of flavor that adorn the tart.

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Whether you’re looking for a delightful breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a comforting dinner, this French Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart has got you covered.

And let’s not forget about the incredible cheese filling.

With just 3 main ingredients, plus an egg yolk and aromatic spices, you’ll create a simple yet flavorful filling with a touch of French flair.

So, if you’re wondering what to make with puff pastry to effortlessly please your family, look no further.

This recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

how to cook French Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart?


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To start, preheat your oven to 200⁰C (400⁰F). Now, let’s get cooking! Begin by cutting your bacon strips into squares.


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Next, grab a vegetable peeler and slice your zucchini into thin strips. Lay the zucchini on a paper towel to soak up any excess liquid.

TIPS: Both zucchini and courgettes can be used for this recipe.

TIPS: For this recipe, it’s best to use medium-sized zucchini.


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Now, it’s time to grease those zucchini ribbons with some vegetable oil.

TIPS: Applying vegetable oil to your veggies is a breeze with a silicone pastry brush. Alternatively, you can also use spray oil.


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Once they’re nice and greased up, place them in a single layer on a grill pan that’s been preheated over high heat. Let them fry for about 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip them over and cook for a few more minutes. Once they’re done, transfer them to a plate.

TIPS: Don’t worry if you don’t have a fancy grill pan. A regular frying pan or even an electric grill will do the trick just fine.


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In a medium bowl, mix together some processed cheese, an egg yolk, dried garlic, and dried marjoram. Make sure everything is well combined.

TIPS: Instead of using dried garlic, you can opt for a small clove of fresh garlic as a substitute. To prepare it, finely chop or use a garlic press to extract its flavor.

TIPS: Not a fan of marjoram? No problem! Experiment with other dried herbs that tickle your fancy and complement your dish.


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Take your puff pastry, which should be defrosted according to the package instructions, and place it on a lightly floured surface.

TIPS: If you’re looking for recommendations on working with puff pastry and three different ways to defrost it, check out our informative articles: “How to Thaw Frozen Puff Pastry“, “How to Bake Frozen Puff Pastry in Oven“, and “Tips How to Make Puff Pastry Recipes“.


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Roll it out into a 20cm x 20cm square. If you want to be precise, you can use a ruler.

TIPS: If cracks appear while you’re working with puff pastry, don’t worry! Simply moisten them with a little water and then press down with your fingers to bring the dough back together. Easy peasy!


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Now, carefully transfer the pastry onto a baking sheet that’s been lined with parchment paper.


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Using a knife, cut the dough about 2 cm from each edge, making sure not to cut all the way through.


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Then, prick the middle of the crust with a fork.


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Pop the baking sheet with the crust into your preheated to 200⁰C (400⁰F) oven and let it bake for around 10 minutes.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


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Once the crust is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool slightly. Now, it’s time to add the cheese filling. Spread it evenly in the center of the crust.

TIPS. Gently press the center of the pastry tart with a spoon. This makes more room for the filling.


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Next, place your zucchini ribbons and chopped bacon on top of the cheese filling.


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In a small bowl, lightly beat an egg with a whisk, then add some water and give it a good stir.


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Brush the edges of the pie with this egg with the egg brush.

TIPS: To apply an egg brush, it’s handy to have a special pastry brush. But if you don’t have one, no worries! You can simply use the tip of a folded paper towel or even just brush the dough with your finger.


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Then, pop the baking sheet with the pie into the oven, which should be still preheated to 200⁰C (400⁰F). Let it bake for another 15 minutes.


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Once the time is up, take the pie out of the oven and let it cool down a bit. Now, it’s time to add a touch of freshness and flavor. Sprinkle some coarsely chopped parsley leaves on top as a garnish.


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Finally, it’s time to dig in! Cut French Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart into equal pieces. Serve it up while it’s still warm, and enjoy every delicious bite. Bon appétit!

French Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart


for the crust

  • Puff pastry – 1/2 pack (250 g)

for the filling

  • Zucchini – 2 pcs. (500 g)
  • Bacon strips – 2 pcs. (40 g)
  • Processed cheese – 1 pack (100 g)
  • Egg yolks – 1 pc. (20 g)
  • Dried garlic – 1/3 tsp. (1 g)
  • Dried marjoram – 1 tsp. (1 g)
  • Salt – 1/8 tsp. (1 pinch)
  • Ground black pepper – 1/8 tsp. (1 pinch)


  • Eggs – 1 pc. (50 g)
  • Water – 1 tsp. (5 g)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Parsley

Cooking steps:


  1. Cut the bacon into squares.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, cut the zucchini into thin strips and place on a paper towel. Grease the zucchini ribbons with vegetable oil.
  3. Place zucchini ribbons in a single layer on a grill pan preheated over high heat. Fry for 2-3 minutes on one side, turn over and cook on the other side, transfer to a plate.
  4. Place processed cheese, egg yolk in a medium bowl, add dried garlic and dried marjoram, mix thoroughly.


  1. Place the puff pastry, thawed according to the instructions on the package, on a lightly floured surface, roll it into a 20cm x 20cm square. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet previously lined with parchment paper. Stepping back 2 cm from each edge, cut the dough with a knife, being careful not to cut through. Prick the middle with a fork.
  2. Bake the crust in an oven preheated to 200⁰C (400⁰F) for about 10 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and cool slightly.


  1. Spread the cheese filling onto the crust. Place zucchini and bacon on top.
  2. Lightly beat the egg with a whisk, add water and stir. Brush the edges of the pie with the egg mixture.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200⁰C (400⁰F) for another 15 minutes.
  4. Allow the finished pie to cool slightly and garnish with parsley leaves.

One Comment

  1. Just a great recipe using store-bought dough, quick and delicious. Everything is described in detail. Firestarter! Well done!

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