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Potato and asparagus puff pastry tart with Castello® cheese bake

Potato and asparagus puff pastry tart with Castello® cheese bake

Cook 30 min 2 people

Enjoy the crunch of delicate crust as you bite into our delectable potato and asparagus puff pastry tart. Allow yourself to indulge in the simple, yet elegant flavours from the buttery crust and rich, gooey cheese to the tender potatoes and earthy asparagus. The combination is mouth-wateringly good and sure to satisfy as an appetiser, side, or main course.

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  • 1 sheet puff pastry (275g)
  • 100 ml creme fraiche
  • 2 potatoes in thin slices
  • 100 g asparagus
  • 180 g Castello® Cheese Bake 180g
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt


1. Roll out the puff pastry onto a baking sheet.

2. Spread crème fraiche evenly over the sheet and place the potatoes on top.

3. Sprinkle the Castello® Cheese Bake over the entire sheet and arrange asparagus on top.

4. Bake the tart in the oven for approximately 20 minutes at 180°C, or until it turns golden brown and crispy.


1. Garnish the tart with lemon zest, freshly ground black pepper and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Easy puff pastry tart with potatoes and asparagus

Discover how flaky puff pastry, fantastic cheese, and well-selected vegetables come together to create an indulgent but light dish. The buttery pastry is the perfect base for the mild potatoes and earthy asparagus to shine as the creamy, gooey cheese takes them to new heights. Served with lemon zest, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper, the clear and bright flavours of this potato puff pastry tart soar.

Amp up the flavour with different toppings

Puff pastry makes for a wonderful canvas for you to experiment with different flavour combinations. Bright tomatoes and fresh basil make for a delightful Italian-inspired option, while caramelised onion and thyme take inspiration from French cuisine. For a salty addition to the indulgent cheese tart, consider rich black olives. Be mindful of the moisture content in your toppings to keep your pastry crisp. Alternatively, find inspiration in the flavours of our Mexican-inspired fish tacos with salmon, mango salsa, and Tex-Mex cheese or nduja pizza with mozzarella .

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

This asparagus puff pastry tart tastes amazing served alongside seafood such as salmon, shrimp, and roe. It is also a great companion to a fresh green salad drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette or a comforting roasted tomato soup. Use this quick and easy recipe to elevate everyday dishes or to indulge friends and family on special occasions.

  • How do I stop my puff pastry tart from going soggy?

    Make sure the oven is fully preheated and consider placing the tart on a lower oven rack to help the bottom crisp up. Use a preheated baking stone or sheet for even heat distribution. After baking, promptly remove it from the baking sheet and cool it on a wire rack to prevent trapped steam from making it soggy.

  • Can you make a puff pastry tart ahead of time?

    Yes, you can make a puff pastry tart ahead of time! For next-day serving, assemble the tart and refrigerate it before baking. When ready, bake until golden and crispy. If planning further ahead, freeze the fully assembled tart. To serve, bake directly from the freezer until golden. Ensure you cover the refrigerated tart tightly to retain freshness.

  • How to serve a puff pastry tart?

    A cheese puff pastry tart is best served warm to maximise the pastry's flakiness and the gooeyness of the cheese. Serving it warm also brings out the flavours and aromas of other ingredients, ensuring the most indulgent experience. Serve it on its own or with a fresh green salad, roasted vegetables, or alongside seafood dishes like grilled shrimp or salmon to complement its rich taste.

  • What cheese to use for a puff pastry cheese tart?

    For a puff pastry cheese tart, opt for melt-friendly cheeses. We opted for our Castello® Cheese Bake, a mix of mozzarella and Maasdammer, but you can also explore other kinds. Brie and Camembert bring a creamy texture, while Gruyere or Emmental offer a nutty hint. Mozzarella, with its mild flavour and excellent melt, is another great choice, especially when combined with diverse toppings.