Bacon Swiss Tarts

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A few weeks ago one of my friends at work went to a night at the local community college where they learned how to cook a ton of appetizers.  She posted some pictures and it sounded like so much fun.  I talked to her about it the next day and she ended up bringing in all of the recipes for me so I could try them.

Get ready for Game Day with these tasty Bacon Swiss Cups!

When New Year’s Eve came around I was looking for a few quick and easy appetizers to make since it was just going to be me, my husband, and J.  I knew we didn’t need a ton of food but since it was going to be cold I wanted to make a few appetizers that were warm.  I figured this would also be our dinner so I wanted to make them heavy apps.

I started looking through the recipes that my friend had given me and I found the one for Bacon Swiss Tarts.  It sounded simple and delicious.   I liked that in addition to the cheese and puff pastry it included spinach so I could feel like I was having some veggies in my appetizers.

Everything you need to make Bacon Swiss Cups!

When I went to the store I went looking for the phyllo tart shells but they only had them in graham cracker flavor which wasn’t going to work.  I didn’t have time to look in other stores so I looked for an alternative.   I found puff pastry cups and decided to give them a try.  I had never used them before so I crossed my fingers and hoped that they worked.

If you are using the puff pastry cups make sure that you cook them first before filling them.  When I opened the box I was surprised to see that the cups looked like little flat disks.  However, once they were baked they puffed up into little cups and I was able to fill them with the spinach bacon mixture.  I then put them back in the oven to warm up the filling.

Bacon Swiss Cups are a tasty and easy to make appetizer.

These little tarts were so tasty!   I loved the salty bacon with the earthy spinach and the creamy Swiss cheese all wrapped in puff pastry.  It was a lot of flavors in one little bite.  I ended up eating 4 or 5 of these because they were so good!  They would be perfect for any party, football game, or holiday.

Get ready for Game Day with these tasty Bacon Swiss Cups!

Swiss Bacon Tarts

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 tarts
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 6 strips bacon diced
  • 1/2 c. onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry cups 24
  • 3/4 c. shredded Swiss cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large skillet cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Reserve 2 T. of drippings.
  • Saute the onions and garlic in the drippings over medium heat until tender.
  • Stir in the spinach, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper and heat through. Stir in the bacon and remove from heat.
  • Place the puff pastry cups on two baking sheets. Put them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pastry cups from the oven and push down on the middles.
  • Sprinkle Swiss cheese on the bottom of each cup then top with a spoonful of the spinach mixture and sprinkle with more cheese.
  • Place the cups back in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and serve hot.


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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  1. Those little puff pastry cups are perfect to keep in your freezer for last minute appetizers. I love this version and usually have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks

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