Christmas Leftover Veg Tart For A Delicious Meal

Christmas Leftover Veg Tart Recipe courtesy of Waitrose.

Christmas Leftover Veg Tart

Christmas Leftover Veg Tart. Hello friends. Happy Saturday. A lovely few days off work with family, so now it is back to work for me today.

Do you have any leftover vegetable’s? Because we do! Today I am sharing a recipe for any leftovers this Christmas.

A versatile tart that will also work with whatever veg you have left over from the big day. This also works well with any firm or semi-soft cheese, including goat’s and blue cheese.

Christmas Leftover Veg Tart:

The Christmas Leftover Veg Tart is a delectable and resourceful dish that transforms the remnants of a festive feast into a culinary masterpiece. This savoury tart is a brilliant way to repurpose leftover vegetables from the Christmas dinner table, offering a delightful blend of flavours and textures.

The foundation of the tart is a buttery shortcrust pastry crust, providing a perfect canvas for the medley of vegetables that grace its surface.

Roasted Brussels sprouts, carrots, and parsnips etc, creating a harmonious combination of earthy and sweet notes.

The tart is bound together by a rich and velvety custard, enriched with cream and seasoned with thyme, enhancing the festive essence.

Topped with cheese, the tart achieves a satisfying balance between indulgence and wholesome goodness.

Whether served as a main course or a side dish, the Christmas Leftover Veg Tart is a culinary triumph, turning holiday leftovers into a culinary delight that embodies the spirit of resourcefulness and creativity in the kitchen.


Preparation time:20 minutes + cooling and chilling | Cooking time:1 hour 5 minutes
Total time:1 hour 25 minutes + cooling and chilling

Serves: 6 – 8


  • 500g block Jus-Rol Shortcrust Pastry
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 350g mixed cooked vegetables (carrots, parsnips, sprouts etc), roughly chopped
  • 100g mature Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • 3 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
  • 225ml single cream
  • 150ml whole milk
  • ¼ x 20g pack thyme, leaves only
Christmas Leftover Veg Tart.

Christmas Leftover Veg Tart:


  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Roll the pastry on a floured surface to the thickness of a £1 coin.
  2. Place a 23cm x 4cm loose-bottomed tart tin on a baking sheet and line with the pastry, pressing it right into the corners.
  3. Leave the edges overhanging, prick the base and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Secondly, line the rested pastry case with parchment and baking beans. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  5. Remove the baking beans and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the base is a light golden colour.
  6. Cool for a few minutes then use a serrated knife to trim off the overhanging pastry.
  7. Last but not least, fill the pastry case with the leftover veggies and most of the cheese.
  8. Whisk the eggs, cream, milk and thyme leaves together until smooth, season well and pour in the tart case.
  9. Scatter over the remaining cheese and bake for a final 30-35 minutes, or until just set in the middle.
  10. Cool for 5 minutes, remove from the tin and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  11. Serve at room temperature or chilled with some mixed leaves.

Christmas Leftover Veg Tart For A Delicious Meal. Updated Posts. First published here: 10th December 2017. Christmas Leftover Veg Tart Recipe courtesy of Waitrose & Partners. So what do you think of this Christmas Leftover Veg Tart recipe? Do you also fancy making one?

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Claire Justine
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  1. 3 January 2021 / 22:38

    Hi Claire, so nice to meet you. Your leftover tart looks so delicious!! thanks so much for coming by and linking up at All About Home. I’m featuring your post Monday evening!

    • 6 January 2021 / 14:09

      Thanks so much for hosting, stopping by and the feature. Happy New Year.

  2. 3 January 2021 / 22:34

    Happy New Year Claire – your recipes always look so good! Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy – I’m so happy to announce that you are one of our Featured Guests this week (#468)! 🙂

    • 6 January 2021 / 14:07

      Happy New Year. Thanks so much for the feature.

  3. Joanne
    26 December 2020 / 12:55

    That looks delicious!

  4. 11 December 2017 / 19:38

    Yum! This looks and sounds so good..What a great way to use those leftovers up x

  5. Jess
    11 December 2017 / 18:35

    Pinned! YUM!I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks. Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • 14 December 2017 / 21:22

      Thanks for hopping over Jess.