Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini

Close up of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan.  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan,  spinach, and zucchini.  Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan.  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan,  spinach, and zucchini.  Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

The ultimate appetizer is warm, cheesy, creamy, Spinach and Artichoke Dip.  So, why not take all of this goodness and stuff it into Zucchini?  Well, I did!  This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini has all the goods!  It tastes delicious and indulgent, but it’s healthy too with so many nutrient-dense veggies!  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy and earthy artichoke, nutty and cheesy Parmesan, fresh and bright spinach, and meaty zucchini.  Try serving this with either a Mushroom Quinoa Risotto or Creamy Parmesan Polenta to complete the meal!

This is a perfect recipe for easy Meal Planning as it’s so easy to prep ahead.  Check out my Free video Kickstarting Meal Planning if you want some easy printable tools for meal planning!  

Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Meatless Meals for Everyone!

Whether you are vegetarian or a full-fledge meat eater, meatless meals can wow the pants off of anyone.  All it takes is the right combo of a few delicious ingredients.  Replacing an animal protein with vegetables means you are getting more fiber, calcium, and vitamins than you can get from meat.  With the right veggies, you can still get a healthy dose of protein as well.  Which brings me to THIS Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini.

Artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

In this recipe, artichokes provide Fiber AND protein and are packed with nutrients, Vitamins C and K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron just to name a few!  Spinach provides Vitamins A, C, and K1, as well as protein, fiber, Iron, Folic Acid, and calcium.

Overall, you get 5g of Fiber and 9g Protein per serving in this Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini Recipe!

Try these other Meatless Meals packed with Fiber, Protein, and other Nutrients:

Fork on plate with cut Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

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PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR SPINACH & ARTICHOKE STUFFED ZUCCHINI

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

For this recipe, you can make the stuffing, scoop and stuff the zucchini, then store in the fridge until ready to bake and eat.  

For the stuffing, start with the cornstarch slurry. Mix 2 tbls cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold milk until completely dissolved. Set aside.Add cornstarch to milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cornstarch in milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Grate the Parmesan Cheese.  I like to grate cheese at home so that I know it’s fresh and doesn’t have fillers.  FREEZER HACK: You can store it in the freezer to make it last longer too!Grating Parmesan Cheese for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Dice the onion and mince the garlic. FREEZER HACK: I mince a ton of fresh garlic in a mini food processor and then store it in the freezer so it’s always ready for me!

Chop the artichoke hearts. Wash and dry the spinach leaves.

Cutting artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

To a preheated large skillet or medium pot, add the olive oil and then the onions. Stir and cook, then add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook until the onions are translucent.

Onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Adding garlic to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Next add the chopped artichoke hearts and 2 giant handfuls of baby spinach leaves. Stir to combine and start wilting the spinach.

Adding to spinach leaves to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Add the vegetable broth, milk cornstarch slurry, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer stirring until it gets thick. Last, turn off the heat and stir in the grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.

Adding cornstarch slurry to spinach and artichokes in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Thickened spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Adding parmesan to spinach and artichokes in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Warning, taste with caution, you may not be able to stop!

Store in the fridge to cool while you prepare the zucchini.

Spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Now we prepare the zucchini!  Wash and trim the ends off and then slice in half.  Scoop out the seeds to make a boat using a small tasting or coffee spoon.  Fill each zucchini with the chilled filling.  Store in the fridge until you are ready to bake and eat.

Cutting zucchini in half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffing zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

COOK YOUR SPINACH ARTICHOKE STUFFED ZUCCHINI 

Place on an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes in 400 F degree oven. For the last 5 minutes, you can keep it at 400 F degrees or turn on the broiler so the top gets lightly browned. If you turn on the broiler, keep an eye on them so they do not burn!

Sprinkling parmesan on stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffed raw zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Serve with a Mushroom Quinoa Risotto or Creamy Parmesan Polenta and ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini

This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini has all the goods!  It tastes delicious and indulgent, but it's healthy too with so many nutrient-dense veggies!  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy and earthy artichoke, nutty and cheesy Parmesan, fresh spinach, and meaty zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead and then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzucchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword artichoke, meatless, spinach, vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 144 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 tbls Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth, low sodium (Chicken Broth is fine for non-vegetarian)
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated 1/2 cup stuffing, 1/4 topping
  • 1 can Artichoke Hearts 14-15oz
  • 10 oz Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 6 Small Zucchini or 4 Medium

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Make the sauce by starting with the cornstarch slurry. Mix 2 tbls cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold milk until completely dissolved.  Set aside.

    Cornstarch in milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  2. Dice the onion and mince the garlic.  Chop the artichoke hearts.

    Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  3. To a preheated large skillet or medium pot, add the olive oil and then the onions. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes on Medium-Low heat, stirring so they don't burn, until they start to soften. 

    Onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  4. Then add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.

    Adding garlic to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  5. Next add the chopped artichoke hearts and 2 giant handfuls of baby spinach leaves.  Stir to combine and start wilting the spinach. 

    Adding to spinach leaves to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  6. Add the vegetable broth, milk & cornstarch slurry, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer stirring until it gets thick.  Last, turn off the heat and stir in the grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.  Store in the fridge to cool while you prepare the zucchini.

    Spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  7. Wash and trim the ends off the zucchini, then slice in half. 

    Cutting zucchini in half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  8. Scoop out the seeds to make a boat using a small tasting or coffee spoon.

    Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  9. Fill each zucchini with the chilled filling.  Store in the fridge covered until you are ready to bake and eat.

    Stuffing zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cook the Stuffed Zucchini

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degree oven.

  2. Place on an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes.  For the last 5 minutes, you can keep it at 400 F degrees or turn on the broiler so the top gets lightly browned.  If you turn on the broiler, keep an eye on them so they do not burn!

    Sprinkling parmesan on stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  3. Serve and Enjoy!

    Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzucchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Quinoa Crust Tomato Tart with Artichoke Hearts and Goat Cheese

Close up of cut Tomato Tart on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Close up of Tomato Tart corner on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

This Quinoa Crust Tomato Tart has artichoke hearts, goat cheese, basil, and garlic.  It’s a healthy alternative to pizza, but still gives you incredible taste!  This was inspired by another recipe, my Bruschetta Topping with fresh tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and creamy goat cheese.  Add some mozzarella and pile it all on a healthy Quinoa Crust and you have an AMAZING and healthy tart!  I love this recipe because you get crunch from the crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It’s addictive and delicious!

QUINOA CRUST IS A HEALTHY OPTION

This is such an easy and healthy crust.  It’s made in a food processor, poured into a pan, then baked until crispy and crunchy!

Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wah, is actually an edible seed that is referred to as a Superfood because of its health benefits.  it’s high in complete protein including 8 amino acids and it has more fiber than most other grains.  It also has Iron, Manganese, Lysine, and magnesium.

If you want to try more Quinoa recipes, check out my Quinoa Weekly Meal Plan – 3 recipes, 3 amazing ways to enjoy Quinoa.

Square Tomato Tart cut into pieces on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR QUINOA CRUST

The first thing you need to do is to rinse and then soak the quinoa overnight or for at least 6 hours.  I like to buy organic Quinoa in relatively larger sizes since we use it so often in my house.  This is a good option: Nature’s Earthly Choice Organic Quinoa, 32 Ounce.

Quinoa being rinsed for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Quinoa Crust ingredients for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

To make the crust, you simply put the quinoa plus the water, baking powder, salt, and oregano into a food processor.  Then process until fully blended together and smooth, but still textured.  It will be the consistency of a thick batter.  Add the oregano to the mixture and pulse again to mix in.

Quinoa Crust ingredients blended in food processor for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Then pour the quinoa dough into a 9 inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with a coating of Oil. I like to use a spray coconut oil for just a light coating.  Smooth the crust out with a spoon. Finally, sprinkle with a little fresh ground pepper.

Quinoa batter in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Bake the crust in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove it and flip it over. The parchment makes pulling it out of the pan super easy.

Then put it back in the oven to cook another 5-10 minutes until the crust is firm and slightly crisp.  Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until ready to assemble the pizza. You don’t need to fully cool the crust, you just do not want it to steam and get soggy if it sits in the pan.

Quinoa crust baked in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

MAKE THE TOMATO TART TOPPING
Slice off the 4 sides (or cheeks) of the tomato, then remove the seeds with your fingers. Discard the seeds. Then dice the tomatoes and add to a large mixing bowl.

Next, dice the artichoke hearts. I use canned artichoke hearts in water, so I drain them first, then dice and add them to the tomatoes.

Fresh Basil really makes such a difference in flavor here.  I love to grow fresh basil all year so I love indoor grow kits.  They also make awesome gifts!  Check out this Indoor Herb starter kit as a gift for yourself or someone else!  It includes Organic, Non GMO Herb Seeds – Basil, Thyme Parsley, Cilantro. Also includes Potting Soil, Pots, Scissors.
Finely slice or chiffonade the basil and add it to the tomatoes and artichokes.  Then mince the garlic and add that to the bowl.  HACK: When you buy a head of garlic, mince all of the cloves at once and then freeze the minced garlic, so you always have it on hand!  For more Freezer Hacks to make meal prep easier, download this FREE FREEZER HACK SHEET!

Add salt and pepper and shredded Mozzarella, then mix!

Tomato, artichoke, mozzarella in bowl for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!Tomato, artichoke, mozzarella in bowl for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Spread the topping all over the Quinoa Crust. Then use a fork to scrape in crumbles of goat cheese all over the top. Cook for 30 minutes in the oven.

Quinoa crust Tomato & Artichoke tart in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Quinoa crust Tomato, Artichoke, and goat cheese tart in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Remove from the oven, cut, and Enjoy!!  😍 Carrie

Close up of cut Tomato Tart on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Tomato Tart with Artichoke Hearts and Goat Cheese on Quinoa Crust

This Tomato Tart gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword artichoke, artichoke heart, Bruschetta, goat cheese, pizza, tart, tomatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Soaking Time 6 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Quinoa Crust

  • 3/4 cup Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Tart Topping

  • 3 Plum Tomatoes
  • 8.5 oz Artichoke Hearts (1 can)
  • 10 leaves Fresh Basil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese

Instructions

Prepare the Quinoa Crust

  1. Rinse the Uncooked quinoa thoroughly in a strainer. Place the quinoa in a bowl and cover with water to soak overnight.  After the quinoa has soaked for 6+ hours or overnight, rinse it again.

    Quinoa being rinsed for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees

  3. To make the crust, you simply put the quinoa plus the water, baking powder, salt, and oregano into a food processor.  Then process until fully blended together and smooth, but still textured.  It will be the consistency of a thick batter.  Add the oregano to the mixture and pulse again to mix in.

    Quinoa Crust ingredients blended in food processor for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  4. Then pour the quinoa dough into a 9 inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with a coating of Oil. I like to use a spray coconut oil for just a light coating. Smooth the crust out with a spoon. Finally, sprinkle with a little fresh ground pepper.

    Quinoa batter in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  5. Bake the crust in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove it and flip it over. The parchment makes pulling it out of the pan super easy.  Then put it back in the oven to cook another 5-10 minutes until the crust is firm and slightly crisp. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until ready to assemble the pizza. You don’t need to fully cool the crust, you just do not want it to steam and get soggy if it sits in the pan.

    Quinoa batter in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!

Make the Tart Topping

  1. Turn the oven down so Preheated to 400 F degrees.

  2. Slice off the 4 sides (or cheeks) of the tomato, then remove the seeds with your fingers. Discard the seeds. Then dice the tomatoes and add to a large mixing bowl.

  3. Next, dice the artichoke hearts. I use canned artichoke hearts in water, so I drain them first, then dice and add them to the tomatoes.

  4. Finely slice or chiffonade the basil and add it to the tomatoes and artichokes. Then mince the garlic and add that to the bowl.

  5. Add salt and pepper and shredded Mozzarella, then mix!

    Tomato, artichoke, mozzarella in bowl for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  6. Spread the topping all over the Quinoa Crust.  Then use a fork to scrape in crumbles of goat cheese all over the top.  Cook for 20 minutes in the oven.

    Quinoa crust Tomato, Artichoke, and goat cheese tart in pan with parchment paper for the Tomato Tart Recipe. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
  7. Remove from the oven, cut, and Enjoy!!

    Close up of cut Tomato Tart on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!