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Mushroom, Thyme and Feta Tarts Recipe

Mushroom, Thyme and Feta Tarts Recipe

Credit: Christie Connelly

I have a carpet of thyme growing in my garden, so I’m always looking for ways to use it up. Mushrooms, thyme and garlic are a match made in heaven and, when feta and puff pastry come along, it’s quite a party. These tarts are so simple to make you can have lunch on the table in 30 minutes flat.

Serves: 4



  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 500g cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 sheet all-butter frozen puff pastry (24cm × 24cm)
  • 4 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Side salad, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Melt butter in large frying pan over medium heat and add mushroom. Cook for 5 mins until wilted then add garlic and cook for 1 min more. Drain off any liquid. Stir through thyme leaves and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Slice sheet of pastry into 4 squares and place on lined baking sheet a few centimetres apart. Score 1cm border on each. Pile mushrooms into centre and sprinkle over feta. Brush edges with beaten egg and bake for 15 mins until puffed and golden. Serve hot with side salad.


Christie Connelly

Christie publishes the popular Australian food blog Fig & Cherry featuring healthy, family-friendly meals and sweet treats with mouth-watering photography to match. Christie draws recipe inspiration from her Hungarian and Lebanese heritages, her travel adventures and, of course, the amazing fertile soil of the Northern Rivers with its abundance of local organic fruits, vegetables, delicious native produce and healthy free-range-reared animals. Her passion is educating parents, grandparents and carers how to shop for, prepare and cook healthy, nutritious food and to encourage children to enjoy it as well.