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Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme

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This keto asparagus tart is made with fathead dough, then filled with a ricotta and thyme mixture, then topped with asparagus!

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme - a low carb vegetarian appetizer or lunch recipe made with fathead dough

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I love finding new ways to use fathead dough – and as it originally started as a pizza crust, it isn't that much of a stretch of the imagination to make it into a base for a tart. If you've never made this low carb dough before, watch the video tutorial below – then scroll down for the full recipe details and printable recipe card.

How to Make a Keto Asparagus Tart

Make the fat head dough in the usual way, then press it into a rectangle between two small silicone mats.

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme - a low carb vegetarian appetizer or lunch recipe made with fathead dough

Transfer the dough with the base mat to a baking sheet. Use a fork to dock holes in the dough to help it cook evenly. Cook in a preheated oven for 5 minutes, until it starts to turn light golden brown. 

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme - a low carb vegetarian appetizer or lunch recipe made with fathead dough

Meanwhile, make the filling by combining ricotta, a beaten egg, fresh thyme leaves, and a generous amount of salt and black pepper.

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme - a low carb vegetarian appetizer or lunch recipe made with fathead dough

Spread the filling over the partially cooked dough, leaving a space all around the edge. Place some fresh asparagus on top. Note: The asparagus in the final dish is juicy but crisp. If you prefer your asparagus more tender you might like to partially cook them in the microwave first.

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme - a low carb vegetarian appetizer or lunch recipe made with fathead dough

Return to the oven and cook for another 12-15 minutes or until the filling has set and the asparagus is cooked to your liking.

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme - a low carb vegetarian appetizer or lunch recipe made with fathead dough

Serve warm. A pizza cutter can be used to slice it into portions! This asparagus tart can be served as a vegetarian appetizer or lunch dish!

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme - a low carb vegetarian appetizer or lunch recipe made with fathead dough

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme

Keto Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Thyme

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This delicious tart is made with fathead dough, then filled with a ricotta and thyme mixture, and topped with asparagus!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten, divided
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and black pepper
  • 10 medium fresh asparagus spears

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
  2. To make the dough, place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium microwaveable bowl.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and then another cook for another 30 seconds. Stir in one of the beaten eggs and the almond flour.
  4. Let the dough cool slightly, then knead until smooth. Add a little extra almond flour if the dough is too sticky, then knead again and press it into a rectangle between two small silicone mats.
  5. Transfer the dough with the base mat to a baking sheet. Use a fork to dock holes in the dough to help it cook evenly. Cook in the oven for 5 minutes, or until it starts to turn light golden brown all over. 
  6. Meanwhile, make the filling by combining ricotta, the remaining beaten egg, fresh thyme leaves, and a generous amount of salt and black pepper.
  7. Spread the filling over the partially cooked dough, leaving a space all around the edge. Place the asparagus on top.
  8. Return to the oven and cook for another 12-15 minutes or until the filling has set and the asparagus is cooked to your liking.
  9. Serve warm. A pizza cutter can be used to slice it into portions!

Notes

8g net carbs per serving (a quarter of the tart)

Note: The asparagus in the final dish is juicy but crisp. If you prefer your asparagus more tender you might like to partially cook them in the microwave first.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the tart
Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 149mgSodium 518mgCarbohydrates 12gNet Carbohydrates 8gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 27g

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