Asparagus, Mushroom, Leek, and Cheese Galette Recipe

Easy to throw together, this springtime vegetable tart is loaded with tender fresh green produce and flavorful cheese.

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Why It Works

  • Pre-cooking the vegetables tenderizes them and reduces their moisture.
  • An egg wash gives the pastry a glossy sheen, and helps seal the edges.

A crispy, flaky, and buttery free-form crust wraps around a savory filling of spring ingredients—tender asparagus, melted leeks, and earthy mushrooms, with Fontina cheese tying everything together.

Recipe Facts

4.5

(4)

Active: 90 mins
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 batch Old-Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (75ml) extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling

  • 1 pound (450g) mixed mushrooms, such as cremini, stemmed and caps sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 pound (450g) asparagus, woody ends trimmed, stalks cut on the bias 1/4 inch thick, tips reserved

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

  • 4 tablespoons (60g) unsalted butter unsalted butter

  • 1 1/2 pounds leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise then cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick half-moons

  • 2 ounces (55g) grated Fontina cheese

  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Prepare Old-Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough according to the recipe. After rolling, folding, and dividing dough in half, roll one portion into a 14-inch round. Transfer to a parchment-lined aluminum rimmed baking sheet, cover with plastic, and refrigerate to relax and chill dough, at least 2 hours or up to 24.

  2. In a large sauté pan or cast iron skillet, heat 4 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes.

  3. Stir in asparagus stalks, thyme, and the remaining 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil. Lower heat to medium and cook, tossing and stirring, until asparagus is tender, about 8 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons (45ml) water to skillet, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Season with salt and remove from heat.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat until foaming. Add leeks and cook, stirring, until very soft, about 8 minutes. Lower heat if necessary to prevent browning. Season with salt.

  5. Add the leeks to the asparagus mixture along with the cheese and stir to combine.

  6. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat to 400°F. Spread asparagus-leek mixture on prepared dough round, leaving about a 2-inch border of dough all around. With a sharp knife, cut a series of slits in the border of dough, each running from filling to edge of dough, spacing them about 5 inches apart. Fold each segment of dough over filling, tugging gently so the edge of each segment tightly overlaps the one that came before. Chill galette for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

  7. In a small bowl, drizzle reserved asparagus tips with olive oil, season with salt, and toss to coat lightly and evenly. Arrange asparagus tips on top of exposed filling in center of the galette.

  8. Brush egg over chilled dough in a thin, even layer (including under each flap). This will give the crust a glossy, golden sheen and help bind the pieces together.

  9. Bake until galette is golden brown around the edges and bubbling in the center, about 45 minutes longer. Let cool 5 minutes, then slice into wedges and serve warm.

Special equipment

Large sauté pan, large saucepan or saucier

Make-Ahead and Storage

The galette can be held at room temperature (and served warm or at room temperature) for a few hours after making. Leftovers can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated, then reheated in a warm oven.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
431 Calories
30g Fat
35g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 431
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 485mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 303mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)