Squash and greens tart recipe

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This squash and greens tart recipe that uses just five easy ingredients. It couldn’t be simpler - or tastier. Serve as a starter or as a main with a big green salad alongside.

Squash and greens tart
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories231 Kcal12%
Fat14 g20%
Saturated Fat7.5 g38%

This delicious, soft squash and greens tart is a great way to get the best flavour out of your veg. 

The tender butternut squash adds a delicious, moreish flavour to this dish with a creamy texture that works well with the buttery tart pastry. This recipe could be served as a starter and cut into slices for everyone to help themselves. You could also try making mini versions of this recipe too, preparing your pastry base using cutters. Make sure you grease your baking tin before cooking this tart otherwise it will get stuck to the bottom. Alternatively, line your baking tray with greaseproof paper to make sure this doesn’t happen. With just five ingredients, this is one of our cheap family meals.


  • Half a large butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into even-sized pieces (about 450g prepared weight)
  • 250g pack prepared broccoli, leek and cabbage (or similar)
  • 320g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • About 100g Cropwell Bishop Blue Shropshire cheese




  1. Melt a large knob of butter in a large frying pan, add the squash, cover and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, microwave the pack of veg for 3 mins. Tip the softened squash into a bowl, add the vegetables and leave for 10 mins or more to cool.
  2. Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Unroll the pastry onto a sheet of baking parchment on a sturdy baking sheet. Fold in about 1cm around the edges to make a border. Score the pastry edge for decoration and prick the base with a fork.
  3. Spread the cooked vegetable mixture over, then add the thyme leaves and dot with clumps of cheese.
  4. Bake for 35-40 mins, near the bottom of the oven. Grind black pepper over and serve hot.

Top tip for making this squash and greens tart

If you want to add even more flavour, you can top with some shredded cooked chicken or ham if you like. If you're not a fan of blue cheese, feel free to swap it for something you prefer - cheddar, mozzarella or goat's cheese would all work well. 

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies