Savory Tarts

Savory tarts are perfect for an elegant brunch or light dinner

Tarts—filled pastry crusts—are delicious desserts when filled with fruit. But savory tarts are great as well. From eggy quiches to oniony pissaladières, savory tarts are perfect for an elegant brunch, easy lunch, or light dinner. We've rounded up our favorite savory tart recipes.

One of the most classic savory tarts is quiche. This brunch staple of eggs, milk, and cream baked in a crust is endlessly versatile. Our recipe for an old-school quiche Lorraine features bacon and Gruyère with a hint of cayenne and chives for garnish. For the seafood lover we have a crab and shrimp quiche with cheddar, mozzarella, and Old Bay seasoning.

Whether lightly cooked to retain their bite or deeply caramelized, onions are a great topping for savory tarts. Pissaladières are caramelized onion tarts with olives and anchovies. We make them on little circles of puff pastry for an umami-rich hors d'oeuvre. Caramelized onions and anchovies also come together for a rich goat cheese-topped tart. Pizza-like tart flambée is an Alsatian dish made with crème fraîche, fromage blanc, onions, and bacon.

When ripe, flavorful tomatoes are in season during the summer, we like to use them in everything, including tarts. Our herbed tomato tart mixes juicy cherry tomatoes with anchovies and tops it with parsley, chives, oregano, and nutmeg. Our crisp, flaky tomato-cheddar tart is topped with cheddar and pecorino cheese, slices of tomato salted to drain out excess moisture, and chopped basil.

Find all of these dishes and more in our collection of savory tart recipes.

Arugula and Pistachio Pesto Quiche

Arugula and Pistachio Pesto Quiche
A rich, bright pesto offsets peppery arugula in this creamy quiche.Yossy Arefi
Mallorcan Red Pepper Tart (Coca Mallorquina)

Mallorcan Red Pepper Tart (Coca Mallorquina)

Marinated and roasted red peppers top a crunchy, olive oil-rich crust in this Mallorcan red pepper tart, also known coca mallorquina, from chef Fabio Trabocchi.Matt Taylor-Gross
Eastertide Tart (Torta Pasqualina)

Eastertide Tart (Torta Pasqualina)

This epic Genoese tart, filled with swiss chard, was traditionally made with 33 layers of dough—one for each year of Christ's life.Zoe Schaeffer
Herbed Tomato Tart

Herbed Tomato Tart

Made with ripe cherry tomatoes and fragrant herbs, this tart is both delicious and beautiful.Todd Coleman

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine
Eggy, cheesy quiche lorraine makes for a refined, delicious brunch.Todd Coleman
Crab and Shrimp Quiche

Crab and Shrimp Quiche

Sweet shrimp and crabmeat elevate cheese-filled quiche in this recipe from Long Island, New York's Modern Snack Bar.Landon Nordeman

Date, Parsley, and Sumac Quiche with Crushed Almonds

Date, Parsley, and Sumac Quiche with Crushed Almonds
Dates add a surprising sweetness to a creamy quiche sprinkled with crushed almonds.Yossy Arefi
Niçoise Salad Quiche

Niçoise Salad Quiche

A nod to the composed salad of southern France, this elegant quiche combines green beans, olives, potatoes, tuna, and buttery, just-wilted lettuce.Yossy Arefi

Epiran Feta Tart (Alevropita)

Epiran Feta Tart (Alevropita)
Made with a simple egg batter, this feta-studded tart hails from the region of Epirus in southeastern Europe. Get the recipe for Epiran Feta Tart (Alevropita) »Ingalls Photography
Alsatian Bacon and Onion Tart (Tarte Flambée)

Alsatian Bacon and Onion Tart (Tarte Flambée)

Cooking on a very hot pizza stone gives this bacon and onion tart a shatteringly crispy crust. Get the recipe »Todd Coleman
Onion and Anchovy Tarts (Pissaladières)

Onion and Anchovy Tarts (Pissaladières)

Based on the classic French caramelized-onion tart with olives and anchovies, these little two-bite hors d'oeuvres pack a flavorful punch.Todd Coleman
Onion and Bacon Tart

Onion and Bacon Tart

The custardy batter will puff like an enormous popover in the oven while remaining crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Get the recipe »Todd Coleman
Seasonal Squash Tart

Seasonal Squash Tart

Get creative with the topping for this tart, which will help to really stretch leftover squash and other vegetables. Store-bought puff pastry makes a simple dish even simpler. Get the recipe for Seasonal Squash Tart »Anna Stockwell
Creamy Mushroom and Mussel Tart

Creamy Mushroom and Mussel Tart

Mussels are blanketed under a thick cheese-and-cream mornay sauce in this savory tart recipe from Miquelon home cook Paulette Boissel.Penny De Los Santos
Tomato-Cheddar Tart

Tomato-Cheddar Tart

Salting and draining fresh tomatoes before baking ensures a crisp, flaky crust for this savory tart from the Dominican sisters of Heartland Farm in Pawnee Rock, Kansas.James Roper
Treviso and Gorgonzola Tart

Treviso and Gorgonzola Tart

Delicately flavored treviso is combined with pungent gorgonzola and baked atop pillowy puff pastry.Maxime Lattoni

Onion Tart with Goat Cheese

Onion Tart with Goat Cheese
This gorgeous tart has it all—sweetness from the caramelized onions, earthiness from the goat cheese, and a subtle saltiness from the anchovies. Get the recipe for Onion Tart with Goat Cheese »Helen Rosner
Swiss Onion Tart

Swiss Onion Tart

This tart, which comes from baker Nick Malgieri, uses a salty, smoky ham known as speck, a traditional ingredient in this tart; bacon is a good substitute.Todd Coleman