Spincah Artichoke Tart

Spinach Artichoke Tart

As of Friday night, Lucy is sleeping in her crib. In her own room. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I haven’t cried yet, but I’ve come close. I never thought I would be one of those mom’s who has a hard time letting go, but then again, having a baby changes you. She’s ready to be out of the bassinet. Her head touches the top of it now…not a big surprise since she’s at the 98th percentile for height…but I still think of her as my newborn baby girl.

Spinach Artichoke Tart

She’s been sleeping fitfully for about a week now (a 4 month sleep regression is what the doctor told us) but she doesn’t seem as upset about the new arrangement as I am. I nurse her, and then I put her down in her crib. She stretches her arms and legs wide, happy to be free of her swaddle blanket, and falls into those deep baby sleep breaths. I check on her about ten times before going to sleep, and then Ryan and I both jump as soon as we hear her cry.

We’ve been pulling her into bed with us around 4am each morning, and we spend the last few hours of sleep together. I think this has been my saving grace.

Spinach Artichoke Tart

Our week ahead is busy. We’ve got Halloween costumes to make and recipes to bake, and I have coffee dates scheduled as well as a few dinners with friends. I made this Spinach Artichoke Tart on Sunday morning, and I’m happy that it keeps well in the refrigerator. A slice of this cheesy, spinach laden tart will make for good mid-morning snacks during this event-packed week. This tart is a more sophisticated cousin of the party perennial: the spinach artichoke dip. Perfect as an appetizer or as a main dish at brunch, it will make everyone in your house hungry. And what a great way to sneak in vegetables!

I’ll be back on Wednesday with a spicy chocolate cake and a sneak peek of our Halloween costumes. Until then, here’s to spinach and artichoke!

Spinach Artichoke Tart

Spinach Artichoke Tart

1 disc pie dough

6 0z (1/2 of a standard bag) of spinach

6 oz (1/2 of a standard bag) of frozen artichokes

1/2 medium yellow onion

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup Italian Cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll pie disc into a 12-inch round and press into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Pierce crust with fork. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, heat oil in small skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl until well blended. Stir in onion. Divide mixture evenly between crusts. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool at least 20 minutes before serving.


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36 thoughts on “Spincah Artichoke Tart

  1. Heather // girlichef

    Oh, just you wait, with each step of “letting go” a little, you can feel your heart both hurting and growing stronger! πŸ˜‰ This tart sounds amazing, just the perfect thing for a late brunch today.

  2. Ashley

    I love that you turned a classic dip into this awesome tart! Such a great idea Monet! I can’t wait to see your Halloween costumes : ) I have no creativity when it comes to costumes … I always love seeing what others come up with!

  3. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    Oh yummy, I love that you turned spinach artichoke dip into a pie! This sounds like a great lunch, brunch or dinner. Aw, I know it’s a little sad that Lucy is growing, but there are so many wonderful things to look forward to! She’ll still be a baby for quite a while πŸ˜‰

  4. Megan

    Ooh this tart looks so good. I have some small tart shells in the freezer leftover from another tart I made. I bet I could use some of this filling in them.

  5. Kate

    Honestly, the reason we didn’t co-sleep was because I knew I’d have a hard time with the transition. Kids are resilient, but I knew if I got used to the cuddle time, I probably wouldn’t be!

  6. Tanya

    Oh! I can’t wait to make this! I just love you and all your recipes.
    If it makes you feel any better, I am in my 40’s, and still when I go to visit my parents, my parents will still check on me in the middle of the night while I sleep. They let me move hours away, but sleep in the same house unmonitored, Never!

  7. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    You and Lucy still have so wonderful moments to go trough,I’m sure!
    And this tart looks amazing, much better than the dip version (and I looove the dip!). Can’t wait to read more about that cake πŸ˜‰

  8. Eileen

    I haven’t had anything spinach & artichoke in far too long! This tart sounds like the best way to showcase those flavors. And I think it’s normal to have strong emotions about Lucy moving down the hall! It’s ok. And you do still have a good 18 years before college… :)

  9. Kathy

    There are so many milestones ahead of you, Monet! As hard as it seems, it’s much easier to put her in her own crib while she’s so young. Sounds like Lucy is enjoying her space.
    Your tart looks healthy and perfectly delicious!

  10. Jessie

    Aww *hugs*! It must be so tough to have Lucy sleeping in her own room. It sounds like both you and Ryan have your “Lucy cry” monitors tuned in! Just having a little one fill your heart with such love – so sweet :)

    This spinach artichoke tart looks so delicious! I’d love to have a wedge of this for a classy appetizer or as a snack. I can’t wait to see your Halloween costumes! Have a fabulous week, Monet!

  11. TheKitchenLioness

    Monet, your tart looks awfully nice and delicious – I love everything spinach and the combination of that lovely green vegetable with artichokes sounds so interesting – it is always good to have a savory snack on hand when things get quite busy at home and in our lives!
    Hope you will have a terrific, fun-filled week, dear Monet!

  12. Kelly

    Aaw, it’s hard letting our babies grow up as mom’s – thankfully she will always feel the strong love you have for her :)
    This tart looks and sound fantastic! I can just imagine how incredible it tastes!

  13. Velva

    This is a really healthy tart and for a new mom who needs a lot of energy this is excellent. This tart makes for a beautiful presentation too-

    This will be the first of many milestones with your child. Much love to you.

  14. Joanne

    Aww that is such a big step!! But it’s also a testament to how much she has grown under your nurturing care, which is definitely a good thing!

    Lovely tart. Spinach and artichoke is a favorite flavor combo around here!

  15. amy @ fearless homemaker

    This tart sounds so wonderful! And our little one has been in her own room since about 2 months old. She wakes up about 6 AM each morning to eat, then goes back down for a nap right away – we always bring her in the bed with us (instead of her own crib) for that first morning nap. It’s so gloriously snuggly!

  16. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    It’s so hard to get used to them sleeping in another room. We let our son sleep with us as an infant then got him used to his own room in a crib, but when he outgrew the crib, he wouldn’t stay in his toddler bed. I had my daughter by that point and really needed sleep at night so we took the path of least resistance and let him back into our bed. Big mistake! Didn’t think we’d ever get him out again and waking up with a toddler’s feet in the middle of your back is no fun!
    I love this tart. It looks so creamy and rich! Spinach/artichoke is one of my favorite food combinations!

  17. Alanna

    Ohhh, this tart looks simply incredible, Monet! I love those colors. Can’t wait to see your Halloween costumes, and that spicy chocolate cake!

  18. Jenny @ BAKE

    This tart looks amazing! I wish I had one in my fridge right now to steal slices from on the sly! I hope Lucy sleeping in her own room has gotten easier for you!

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