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Tomato, kale, cheese, tart

Tomato, Kale, Cheese Tart

What’s left in your refrigerator this week? Any remaining assorted veggies, pieces of cheese waiting to be used up? You can easily utilize a few of these remaining complementary ingredients from your refrigerator at weeks end. Blended together with a few eggs, some half and half, then poured into a ready- made pie crust, voila, there you have it, a delicious no-waste-meatless meal in less than an hour. From my end of the week refrigerator today, a simple, Tomato, kale, cheese, tart.


Tomato, Kale, Cheese, Tart
Delicious, quick, and easy idea for using up vegetables and cheeses left over in your refrigerator at the end of the week. serves 4-6
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Total Time
50 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 1 greased 10 inch tart pan
  2. 1 ready made pie crust, rolled out and fitted into tart pan, baked according to package directions
  3. 3 sliced tomatoes
  4. 1 1/2 cups chopped kale, cooked in salted boiling water for 2 minutes, drained, squeezed dry
  5. 1 1/2 cups any combination of shredded cheeses
  6. 3 eggs, beaten
  7. 1 1/2 cups half and half
  8. pinch nutmeg
  9. couple good pinches coarse kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pie crust according to package directions. In a large bowl beat together the eggs with the half and half, sprinkle in the nutmeg, salt, and pepper, stir, then add in the cooked kale and cheeses, blending well. Pour mixture into the pie shell. Arrange the tomato slices decoratively into the mixture. Place tart pan onto a baking sheet baking for around thirty to thirty five minutes, or longer, depending on ingredient combination, until the egg mixture is fully set and cooked. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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  1. Posted March 11, 2016 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I love using leftovers and repurposing them into something delicious. This looks wonderful, Peggy. Enjoy the weekend.
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    • Posted March 14, 2016 at 10:30 am | Permalink

      Hi Kelly, thanks so much. Since our IACP webinar a couple months back on the food waste problem in our country, I have been making every effort to be more purposeful in my purchases and uses of food. I think the key is as you aptly indicated: repurposing into something delicious- for this is what all of us need to be inspired by, and simple ideas for preparations.

  2. Posted March 12, 2016 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    That looks delish! Now that we are eating really healthy and cooking more my fridge is loaded with stuff like this to use.
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    • Posted March 14, 2016 at 10:26 am | Permalink

      Hi Phil, so great to see you! The tart is easy and a good example on how to use up the foods already in ones fridg. You can even bake it in a round pie dish. Great job on your healthy eating efforts too!

  3. Posted March 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi Peggy, love the fact that you are not wasting a thing, I am trying to be so much better about it, seems to be so hard, I always over buy or over make.

    This tart is beautiful and full of all my favorites. I always try to have some pie dough or puff pastry available for dishes like this.

    Hope all is going well with you, Cheri
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    • Posted March 14, 2016 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Cheri, thanks much. I love the focus theme on preventing so much food waste this year. Sharing the delicious foods does seem a good way to begin with oneself in the effort as well as to hopefully inspire others. I know what you mean on the food purchase dilemma, I’ve been working on that as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. TheKitchenLioness
    Posted March 20, 2016 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Dear Peggy, what a beautiful quiche for dinner and all in the spirit of “loving your leftovers” – no doubt we will have a lot of fun cooking our way through more of Hugh´s recipe ideas….your version with healthy kale, tomatoes and cheese sounds absolutely fabulous and delicious and just right for all those ingredients lingering in the fridge and waiting to be turned into one crowd-pleasing treat such as your quiche!

    • Posted March 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi Andrea, yes it is rather a spirit of loving your leftovers, or, also after an IACP webinar a few months back listening to the numbers on the volumes of food waste in this country, it was disturbing enough to at least be cognizant on doing the best I can.

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