Zucchini Tart with Ricotta and Bacon

Zucchini Tart with Ricotta and Bacon

A tender, flaky crust is filled with a creamy ricotta filling, then topped with bacon and zucchini in this easy Zucchini Tart with Ricotta and Bacon that is perfect for a luncheon or a light dinner.

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Have you ever had one of those weeks that you are more than glad to say good-bye to? This week has been one of those for me.

Monday morning started off with 2 sick kids. Tuesday, they were up and fine and back to school, but that night, I started to feel not so great. Wednesday morning, I woke up with what I am assuming was the same stomach bug. I don’t get sick often, and honestly will push through most anything, but that knocked me out. I literally slept almost the entire day. Luckily, I woke up on Thursday feeling almost completely better, but then my husband started feeling sick.

So 4 out of 5 have been taken down by this bug this week (knock on wood that the 5th doesn’t get it!) At this point, we are all pretty much back to whole, but I am still glad that I am looking at the tail end of this week.

What I am looking forward to, though, is the upcoming summer produce. I have come to terms that we won’t have our yard up and ready to put in a garden this year. But that doesn’t mean I can’t dream of next year’s garden, and plan on buying up all of the locally grown produce this year. Which includes lots and lots of zucchini.

I was actually going to save this recipe and share it when the zucchini is overflowing. You know that time of year when people are begging for someone to come take that zucchini off their hands. But I had to share it now, because I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since I made it.

This is a simple, free-form tart. I made the dough from scratch, and completely recommend doing so. If you are completely intimidated, or in a pinch, you can use a store-bought crust, but this crust will definitely make a difference. And if you are scared of crusts, this is a great place to start because it’s rustic and hard to make it look bad. 🙂

I add in a little bit of bacon to make this zucchini tart a little more hearty. That way, you can serve it as a lunch or light dinner, instead of just as an appetizer or side dish. And let’s face it – bacon really does make everything better!

So save it for the influx of summer zucchini, or get in the kitchen and make it today – either way, you won’t be disappointed!

Looking for more zucchini recipes?

Sausage and Zucchini Bake

Zucchini Parmesan

Zucchini and Tomato Salad Recipe

Or more zucchini recipes from around the web:

Zucchini-Marinara Dogs from Noble Pig

Lemon Dill Shrimp Zucchini Noodle Recipe from Wonky Wonderful

Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan from Garnish with Lemon

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PrintZucchini Tart with Ricotta and Bacon

A tender, flaky crust is filled with a creamy ricotta filling, then topped with bacon and zucchini in this easy Zucchini Tart with Ricotta and Bacon that is perfect for a luncheon or a light dinner.

Author: Deborah

Prep Time: 80 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 egg
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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