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I’m into making tarts at the moment. Dunno why. Call it a fad. I think I rather like the fact that, if you use pre made pastry, like lazybones here, it ends up being rather a simple meal, which is always good when you’ve come in from a tiring day with the kids!

Sweet Potato, butternut squash and Feta Tart

You will need:

1) One butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chopped into half inch cubes.

2) 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped as above.

3) 1 red onion, peeled and cut into chunks.

4) 275g ready roll puff pastry. (If you choose to make your own, I salute you!)

5) 150g feta, crumbled.

6) olive oil.

7) 1 tsp ground cumin.

8) 1 tsp ground cinammon.

9) 1 tsp mild chilli powder.

10) splash of milk.


How to make it:

1) Preheat the oven to 180c and chop those vegetables, if you haven’t already. Pop them in a roasting tin, add the oil and spices and mix well. Roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables have gone soft.


2) Whilst the vegetables are roasting, on a lined baking tray, lay out your pastry. Roll up the sides to form an edge (about 2-3 cm in total). Brush some milk on the edging.


3) When the vegetables are done, spread them in the pastry. Sprinkle the feta over it, then pop it all in the oven, to bake for around 15-20 minutes.


4) Serve while hot, with side salad. Again, I am rueing the fact that I forgot the salad with last week’s shop…!


Total Cost? £3.80, so 95p per person.

The Verdict? A very firm nod of approval for the boys, especially DB1, who scoffed a large amount. I thought it was very tasty…the sharp taste of the feta worked really nicely as a contrast to the mild flavours of the squash and the sweet potato. I perhaps would add a little more red onion next time.