Bacon and Onion Tarts

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These Bacon and Onion Tarts are not dissimilar to a mini quiche. They’re simple to make, and utterly delicious. Best of all, you can cook them prior to your guests’ arrival and reheat just before serving. I do love something you can prepare in advance!

I serve these tarts frequently at my dinner parties – they’re the perfect pre-dinner nibble, and always a hit. Only a handful of ingredients are required.

To prepare the tarts, fry your onions and bacon until they’re nicely caramelised. Allow this mixture to cool slightly. Combine your remaining ingredients in a bowl, and add your delicious onion and bacon mixture. This deliciously creamy Bacon and Onion mixture can then stand whilst you prepare your pastry cases.

I use a 6cm cookie cutter to cut my pastry into circles. I then place the circles of pastry in a patty pan tin, which I grease with a spray of olive oil. You then add the filling to your pastry cases and bake.

If you prepare your pastry cases before your filling, be sure to place the pastry-lined tins in the fridge or freezer to keep the pastry cold – this is of huge importance. You must work with cold pastry to capture the perfect, flaky pastry. If the pastry gets too warm, the butter component starts to melt, which will make your pastry harder to work with. Further, it will hinder the flakiness – which is one of the best parts!

So, you can see – these Bacon and Onion Tarts really are so simple to prepare. I look forward to sharing more ingredient combinations for these fabulous tarts with you in the future. Be sure to also check out my recipe for Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts.

Do enjoy, and be sure to let me know in the comments below when you try these delicious Bacon and Onion Tarts!

Alex xx

Bacon and Onion Tarts

These savoury tarts are not dissimilar to a mini quiche. They’re simple to make, and utterly delicious. Best of all, they can be cooked prior to being needed and reheated prior to serving. 
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Course: Appetiser, Nibbles
Cuisine: European
Keyword: bacon, easy delicious, nibbles, onion, savoury tarts, simple, small bites, tarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 Tarts
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Alexandra


  • 2 sheets butter puff pastry I used Pampas
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion
  • 6 shortcut bacon rashers
  • 1/2 cup pouring cream thickened cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g feta or soft goat cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil spray to grease the tins


  • Finely dice the onion, and chop the bacon into small pieces. 
  • Heat up a frying pan, and add the teaspoon of oil to the pan. Once heated, add the chopped bacon and onion. 
  • Fry until golden brown – this usually takes about 10-15 minutes. Stir regularly to ensure the mixture doesn’t stick.
    Set mixture aside to cool down. 
  • Preheat oven to 200 Degrees C (390 F). If the pastry is frozen, remove it from the freezer shortly before preparing the filling. (Don’t remove it too early or it will be difficult to cut neatly. The pastry will have a better texture if it is still chilled when placed in the oven.)
  • Add eggs and cream to a bowl. Whisk until combined.
  • Add the cooled bacon and onion mixture, fresh and dried herbs and cheese and season well. Mix well, and set aside. 
  • Lightly grease a tin with 6cm diameter holes (2.5 inches).
  • When the pastry has just defrosted, using a 6 cm cookie cutter, cut rounds of pastry and put into prepared tin/patty pans, gently pushing the pastry down into place.
  • Evenly distribute the mixture between the tarts, ensuring a good balance between bacon/onion/cheese and liquid. 
    Place in pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes. Rotate the tray halfway through to ensure even cooking. 
  • Once removed from the oven, allow the tarts to sit for 2 minutes in the tin, and then remove.
    Don’t let them cool completely, or this will make them difficult to get out of the tin. 
  • Allow the tarts to cool completely on a baking rack if you are not serving straight away.
  • Serve the tarts hot or cold – they’re delicious either way!
    An optional sprinkling of parsley is always a nice touch to finish. 


* I highly recommend using a Butter Puff Pastry – it is better quality and will give a better flavour texture to the tart.
* I have used fresh parsley on this occasion, but dill and thyme also work well. I would use half the quantity shown in the recipe if you were to use dill and thyme.
* The tarts freeze well – allow to cool fully. Place in a sealed container with a layer of cling film or parchment to separate the layers.
* The tarts reheat very well as a lower temperature.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 43mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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Bacon and Onion Tarts
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257 Comments on “Bacon and Onion Tarts”

  1. Wow! This is interesting. It is my first to hear about bacon tarts and anything with bacon is something we should try. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Would love to try this on Saturday. 🙂

  2. Wow! This is interesting. It is my first to hear about bacon tarts and anything with bacon is something we should try. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Would love to try this on Saturday.

  3. This is amazing! I love bacon! It’s one of my favorite food! I can’t thank you enough for giving out an easy recipe to follow.

  4. 5 stars
    I don’t know if I can get frozen puff pastry in our grocery stores here, but I will try to make it from scratch. These bacon and onion tarts are so delicious looking it will be worth all the effort to make it.

    1. Kristine, I really look forward to hearing about your pastry making. Good on you. I must confess that I generally resort to the frozen kind. 🙂

  5. Being the fussy eater I am, I have a few q’s: can you make this with red onion, chicken and soft cheese as alternatives by any chance? They look lovely and if I could make those changes I might be making them regularly!

  6. These pre-dinner starters look absolutely yummy and just loving how easy to make they are. I have not tried onion and bacon tarts in forever.

  7. I like bacon and I like onion, with that combination what could go wrong? I love the step by step instructions accompanied by the pictures thanks for putting so much work in this post.

  8. 5 stars
    Oh these tarts look so good! Anything with bacon is a sure winner in my family. I will make this on the weekend!

  9. I think I have all the ingredients for this very delicious recipe. Will probably make it tomorrow!

  10. 5 stars
    Yummy!! I don’t like eating bacon by itself but I enjoy mixing with other ingredients! They are so good! You should try bacon and eggs, mixed together like on a pan, they are so good too!

  11. 5 stars
    Oh wow! Those look so good. They’re the perfect breakfast! Easy, tasty, and portable size. That last one is great for me because I’m always running out the door.

  12. 5 stars
    I enjoy reading your blog posts. Your attention to detail and the introduction before the recipe are enjoyable. The recipes always make me hungry ?

  13. The combination of bacon and onion is irresistible. The sweetness of the onions when caramelized brings a mild taste to the dish. I like it!

  14. 5 stars
    OM goodness! These look plain perfection, great flavours and so good to put on the table especially when entertaining! Wow, I want some right now 😉

    1. Gavin, bacon and onion; these two, when cooked, create 2 of life’s best aromas. And yes, it is difficult to exercise restraint here. 🙂 🙂

  15. 5 stars
    These tarts make a perfect breakfast on the go, when you don’t have much time in the morning. I love the flavour of cooked onion.

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    1. Hi Becca! You sure could – that would be lovely! My Mum actually used to make mini bacon and mushroom pasties growing up – it’s a delicious combination 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    The tarts look so yummy and I would love to have some with tomato and chilli dip.Coriander toppings just make it look so yummy.

  19. This is such a lovely recipe. I think this is going to be perfect for late Friday nights. I would love to try this.

    1. Hey Rowena!
      The onion does add a lot of flavour, but you could perhaps mix it up with some more fresh herbs – maybe some chives etc?
      But it will still taste great either way 🙂

  20. These look delightful! And the timing of me reading this is perfect too…right when the weekend is hitting so I have time to make something like this for breakfast!

  21. These sound so yummy, and easy to customize, the way quiche or frittata can be switched up so easily. I am a vegetarian, so I would leave out the bacon bits or sub in something else.

  22. 5 stars
    Bacon is my favorite and glad to find this recipe out. I like how cute the tart is and it is so easy and neat to eat for afternoon snacks. My family would love them. This is 5 stars with no doubt. Love it.

  23. This is such a perfect appetizer or party food! I love serving delicious foods that don’t require utensils. So much easier to cleanup!

  24. 5 stars
    What I like about this is they sounds really easy to prepare. I’m sure this Bacon and onion tarts are really flavorful and delicious!

  25. 5 stars
    These pastry is so new to me..! Haven’t heard of it until now. Never knew bacon and onions is a great match! ?

  26. Yum! I’ve saved this into my recipes app to try out this weekend. Also, totally agree with your recommendation – I, too, only ever use butter puff pastry. Sooooo much tastier!

  27. These look absolutely divine. I am definitely going to try them, will have to substitute the bacon as I don’t eat them. But I’m sure it will be still be delicious. As long as it has cheese I’m in.

  28. 5 stars
    These look as delicious as I’m sure they are! And I’m with your commenter above – all goodness in these. I would like to come to a dinner party at your house Alexandra!! 😉

  29. These look like delicious little appetizers! Great combination of flavors! I like how straightforward and simple this recipe is

  30. I’m going to have to try these next time I go to an event. My go-to is caramelized onion and goat cheese tarts but these look like a nice change! I love bacon so that’s a plus.

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