Bacon Cheddar Scallion Breakfast Tart with Grits Crust

Think of this delicious breakfast tart as like a cheddar bacon quiche with a polenta crust. It’s perfect for a special brunch or breakfast, and leftovers keep well!


I think the most efficient way to convey how spectacularly delicious this tastes is to tell you about the night I made it.

I made the mistake of making this dish at the same time as dinner the other night, and my husband and I ended up eating half of the tart and forgetting entirely about the dish that I actually had planned for dinner.

I got the idea for a grits tart after seeing Daisy of Daisy’s World make a polenta tart with goat cheese and tomatoes.  I love grits for breakfast, so I thought hm, how about grits with bacon, eggs, scallions, and cheese all in one bite?

And so, this recipe was born.  Oh, and the great thing about making this is you will have breakfast for days (or not, if you eat it all for dinner).  Here’s how to do it:

Cook yellow grits with water and spread them out into a tart pan.

Bake for 20 minutes, then let the tart cool.

Make the filling with eggs, crumbled bacon, scallions, mascarpone, and cheddar cheese. Pour it into the tart shell.

Here’s a post on How to Cook Bacon in the Oven, which is my preferred method!

Bake until slightly browned on top.  Serve and enjoy!

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Bacon Cheddar Scallion Breakfast Tart with Grits Crust

 Think of this delicious breakfast tart as like a cheddar bacon quiche with a polenta crust. It's perfect for a special brunch or breakfast, and leftovers keep well!
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast tart, grits crust
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 395kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups yellow grits
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 6 eggs
  • 5 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 11 inch tart shell with butter or oil.
  • In a saucepan, bring the yellow grits and water to a boil, then cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread the grits evenly out into the pan, using a flat turner or knife to straighten up the edge.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Take the tart out of the oven and let it cool slightly, and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  • Whisk to combine the eggs, bacon, scallions, mascarpone, and cheddar cheese. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper, and pour the mixture into the grits tart shell.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until slightly browned on top. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 439mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g