Linguine Tart Recipe

Here is the Linguine Tart recipe as promised. I should tell you that I am not a cook, I usually screw things up and would rather be creating something with paint, but I will try doing lots of things for company and when I saw a picture of this linguine I thought I had to try making it... and guess what, I didn't mess it up! So I think anyone can make this dish turn out! The recipe I went by was actually called Wisconsin Swiss Linguine Tart, but our store didn't have the right cheeses and I made a few other changes so here is my recipe:

1/2 cup butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
30 thin French bread slices (I used a little larger wheat French bread... so use your favorite and however many fit the best)
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper or black... works the same
2-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (3/4 ounce)
2 eggs, beaten
8 ounces shredded Sharp White Cheddar Cheese... grated my own from 8 oz block
box linguine, cooked, drained
1/3 cup green onion slices
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
2 plum tomatoes

Melt 1/4 cup butter. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Brush 10-inch pie plate with butter mixture; line bottom and sides with bread, allowing bread to come 1 inch over sides. Brush bread with remaining butter mixture. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside.
Melt remaining butter in saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. (It may start to look like its curdling but keep stirring and it will smooth together (be patient)... part may still look runny but it's done) Remove from heat; add Parmesan cheese. Stir small amount of sauce into eggs; mix well. Stir in remaining sauce. Toss 1-1/4 cups White Cheddar cheese with linguine, green onions and basil. Pour sauce over linguine mixture; mix well. Pour into crust. Cut each tomato lengthwise into eight slices; place on tart. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup White Cheddar cheese. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until warm. Let stand 5 minutes. Enjoy this yummy dish with family or friends!

1 comment:

mairedodd said...

wow - yum! i will be making that soon... am a bit self-conscious about my cooking as i live in a half vegetarian, half carnivorous household... no great meat cook am i... so this will satisfy all! happy new year to you! and the best of everything to your family...