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This Artichoke Gouda Tart is the best way to cook with spring artichokes and herbs. Flaky puff pastry dough topped with melty gouda cheese, marinated artichokes, and fresh garlic and herbs. So simple and easy and out of this world good. As soon as the tart comes out of the oven, top it with fresh basil, then slice, eat, and enjoy. It’s the perfect light tart to serve for brunch…or even dinner.

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I rarely share recipes like this, but every time I do I’m reminded of just how much I love them! So simple, light, pretty, and of course delicious. I created this with Easter in mind, but honestly, it would also be great for Mother’s Day and on into summer.

I love the flaky pastry and melty cheese, they’re perfect with the marinated artichokes!

When it comes to light appetizers and side dish recipes I tend to run out of ideas quickly. They always seem a little too basic to me, but this is not basic. It’s fun and yummy!

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Whenever I work with any kind of pastry recipe, I usually use a store-bought puff pastry. I can pull it out of the freezer at a moment’s notice. It’s a staple I love to keep on hand!

I like to roll the pastry out just slightly, then create a border with the extra sheet of pastry. It’s so easy to do. Just cut strips of pastry from the second sheet, then attach them to the larger sheet of pastry with a beaten egg. The egg will act like a “glue”.

I sprinkle the borders with black pepper and sesame seeds. When it bakes up you have the most perfect flaky, buttery, peppery pastry!

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When the pastry is all assembled, the rest is just the simplest. Layer on fresh basil, thyme, and garlic, then sprinkle over lots of melty gouda and fontina cheese. This is my favorite melty blend of cheese, it’s sweet and buttery.

You can, of course, use any of your favorite cheeses. Provolone, mozzarella, and parmesan would all be great too!

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Finally the artichokes. I love to use jarred marinated artichoke hearts. I’ve found these to have the most flavor and they always turn out delicious in recipes!

Drain off the water, then arrange them over the cheese.

At this point, I chill the whole tart to help firm up the pastry before baking. This helps to ensure that the pastry stays flaky and delish while baking!

As soon as the tart comes out of the oven I like to top it with fresh basil or dill and an extra pinch of chili flakes.

That’s it, simply slice and serve, so delicious. And that drizzle of honey that’s added right before baking, mmmm, so good!

The crust is flaky, the cheese is crisp around the edges, yet soft and melty in the center. And the artichokes paired with the fresh herbs…perfection.

Kind of fancy, but then not so fancy – the perfect mix of both! Enjoy!

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Looking for other simple tomato recipes for summer? Here are a few ideas: 

Spinach and Artichoke Pizza with Cheesy Bread Crust

Spinach and Artichoke Pita Grilled Cheese

One Pot Baked Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Lastly, if you make this Artichoke Gouda Tart, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Artichoke Gouda Tart

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 961 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Roll the puff pastry out a little to stretch it and then transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg. Take the second sheet of pastry and cut 4 (1/2 inch) wide strips. Stick the strips around the edges of the larger sheet of pastry, pressing to adhere. Brush the edges of the big pastry sheet with the egg, then sprinkle with sesame seeds and black pepper. Prick the inside of the pastry all over with a fork (see above photos).
    3. Working inside the borders, arrange the peppercinis , basil, thyme, garlic, lemon zest, and chili flakes on the pastry. Then evenly sprinkle the cheeses over top. Add the artichokes and lightly drizzle over a squeeze of honey. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.
    4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the cheese is melted.
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this today and it came out awesome! I swapped out the pepperoncinis and added sundried tomatoes instead. I folded the extra puff pastry into rectangles and brushed them with egg and everything bagel seasoning to bake with the main tart so I wouldn’t waste the extra dough. Served with a strawberry goatcheese salad.

  2. 4 stars
    Enjoyed this recipe a lot & look forward to serving it for guests…. Thinking of lots of tweaks you could make to this… add sliced black olives, or other veggies. Love the savory puff pastry with a the built up edges.

  3. 5 stars
    A delicious variation of my favorite food! I followed the recipe almost exactly. It’s a good thing I was watching my oven because at 18 minutes it was ready to come out. Next time I’ll likely use less pepperoncini as I thought it overpowered the artichoke. I might also pop some calamata olives and feta on top, too! Thank you, it was great!

    1. Hey Jul,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and sharing your feedback! Thanks for making it:) xx

      1. A slice reheated the next morning with a fried egg on top is a pretty amazing way to start a day off! Wowza!!

  4. This recipe looks great! I am not sure what peppercinis are? I googled and nothing came up. Is this supposed to read Pepperoni, or pepperoncino? Thank you.

    1. Hi Mary Ann,
      Pepperoncinis are sold in a jar typically near the pickles, they are a light green/yellow coloring. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  5. 5 stars
    This has been on my list to try for a long time. Holy cow!! This was one of the best things I’ve made. So savory, cheesy, and delish! I’m GF, so I used Schar puffed pastry and used Everything Bagel seasoning around the edges. It was PERFECT!!

    1. Hi Brooke,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and I appreciate you making it! xT

  6. Have made this a few times, soooo good! Curious if I could make it ahead oftime? Would it holdup in the fridge overnight?

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thank you so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad it was delish! Sure, I think that would be okay for you to do! xT

  7. On behalf of everyone such as I who needs to follow dietary protocols, would you please consider including the nutrition information?

  8. I am looking forward to making this. What would you suggest serving as a main course with this? TIA

    1. Hey Erin,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thanks a bunch for testing this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was a hit! xx

    1. Hey Nicole,
      Happy Sunday!!☀️🧁 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear that it turned out well for you! xT

  9. 5 stars
    This was so good. The whole family loved it. My son put it on the “make again” list ( and he isn’t an artichoke lover).

    1. Hey Nadine,
      Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and your feedback, I am thrilled that it turned out well for you! ☀️🍉

  10. It was delicious. I added asparagus and used poblano peppers( can’t seem to find pepperoni these days)
    Will definitely make this again. Thanks

    1. Hey Sheena,
      Happy Wednesday!! 🌞 Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT

    1. Hey Birgit,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for testing this recipe out, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  11. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. So good. My son who doesn’t like artichoke loved this and put it in the “make again” list

    1. Hey Nadine,
      Happy Easter!! 🐰🐣🌈 Thank you very much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your comment, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! xT

  12. 5 stars
    I made this on Wednesday. It was absolutely wonderful! Thank you SO much for sharing the recipe.
    A very Happy Easter to you and your family. 🥰🌷🥰

    1. Hi Sue,
      Happy Easter!! 🐰🐣🌈 Thank you very much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your comment, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! xT