Savory Vegetable Crostata Recipe

Savory Vegetable Crostata Recipe

How To Make Savory Vegetable Crostata

This vegetable crostata is an Italian thin pie, made with a buttery crust that’s topped with tender veggies tossed in hearty seasonings and creamy cheeses.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes



For Crust:

  • ¾cupall purpose flour,plus more for dusting
  • ¾cupwhole wheat flour
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • 6tbspunsalted butter,cubed, chilled
  • 3tbspcold water

For Filling:

  • 3tbspolive oil,divided
  • 6garlic cloves,peeled, stems removed
  • 1large yellow onion,thinly sliced
  • tspkosher salt,divided
  • 2medium red potatoes,thinly sliced
  • cupwater
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • 2rainbow swiss chards,stem and leaves separated, thinly sliced
  • 8ozgoat cheese,room temperature
  • 1large egg,beaten



  1. In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and salt. Add the butter and, using a pastry cutter, work it into the flour until only pea-sized pieces remain.

  2. Add the water, starting with 3 tablespoons, and mix the dough with fingers until it is moist enough to hold together. Add more water as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time.

  3. Turn the dough onto a clean surface, form into a disc, and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the garlic cloves to a large, high-walled skillet over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes, until the garlic just begins to brown.

  2. Add the onion and ½ teaspoon of salt. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until the onion is caramelized. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool in a bowl.

  3. To the same pan, add the potatoes, ½ teaspoon of salt, and the water. Increase the heat to medium-high, cover, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the potatoes are almost fully cooked and the water is nearly evaporated.

  4. Remove the lid and cook for 2 minutes more to completely evaporate the water. Remove potatoes from the pan and set aside to cool.

  5. To the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, the red pepper flakes, and chard stems. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes, until the stems are softened.

  6. Add the chard leaves and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and cook for 5 minutes, until wilted and reduced in volume by half. Remove the pan from the heat.

  7. Remove the garlic cloves from the caramelized onions and transfer to a small bowl.

  8. Mash with the back of a fork, then add to the softened goat cheese and stir to combine.

  9. Stir the onions into the pan with the sautéed chard.

To Assemble:

  1. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch wide circle, about ⅛ inch thick. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.

  2. Spread ½ cup of the garlic goat cheese over the center of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border around the edges.

  3. Arrange half of the potatoes, slightly overlapping, over the goat cheese, then top with half of the Swiss chard and onion mixture. Repeat with remaining potatoes and chard mixture.

  4. Fold the edges of the crust up and over the filling to create a rustic look. Brush the crust with the beaten egg. Top with dollops of the remaining goat cheese.

  5. Bake the crostata for 45 to 50 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.

  6. Allow cooling for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 334.01kcal
  • Fat: 20.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.57g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.07g
  • Fiber: 2.80g
  • Sugar: 1.62g
  • Protein: 10.18g
  • Cholesterol: 59.19mg
  • Sodium: 378.99mg
  • Calcium: 65.70mg
  • Potassium: 351.16mg
  • Iron: 2.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 164.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.68mg
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