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Broccoli-Sweet Onion-Cheese Tart

Cheese cracker crumbs add a cheesy bite to the crust of Broccoli-Sweet Onion-Cheese Tart.

All You MARCH 2012

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Cook time: 55 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Stand: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.78


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups cheese cracker crumbs (such as Cheez-It, about 1/2 of a 13.7-oz. box)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme


1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 Tbsp. fat in skillet; discard remaining fat. Crumble bacon. Sauté onion in skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté until onion is tender, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.

2. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil. Gently mix cracker crumbs, butter and 1/2 cup hot water. Mist a 9-inch tart pan with cooking spray; place on baking sheet. Press crumb mixture into pan.

3. Sprinkle bacon over crust. Combine cheeses; spread 1/2 cup over bacon. Spread onion mixture and broccoli on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Whisk milk, mustard, flour and thyme; pour on top.

4. Bake until tart is golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated fat: 15g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Sodium: 743mg

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Broccoli-Sweet Onion-Cheese Tart Recipe