This is a cheat’s way of preparing a great meal. The tart case is ready made and the roasted red peppers came out of a jar – it is especially easy when you are busy during the week.
Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips


    • 1 large leek (about 300g/ 12oz), washed and sliced
    • Knob of butter
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 200ml pot crème fraîche
    • 21cm (8½in) blind-baked shortcrust pastry tart case
    • 100g (3½oz) blue Shropshire cheese, or whichever cheese you fancy
    • 2 ready-roasted red peppers, cut into strips


    1. Set the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Add the leek and butter to a hot frying pan and cook gently for 5 mins until softened.
    1. Beat the eggs and crème fraîche together in a jug. Put the leeks in the pastry case on a baking sheet, and crumble in half the cheese.
    1. Pour the egg mixture into the tart case. Dot with the rest of cheese and add strips of pepper. Bake for 35 mins. Serve with a salad, if you like.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 26.0g saturates 13.0g calories 323(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.