Torta di Funghi {Rustic Mushroom Tart}

If you’re not eating mushrooms, you should be. At least I think so. Beyond being extremely tasty they’re also really good for you. If you’ve been reading bell’alimento for any length of time you know we adore mushrooms. There are no shortage of mushroom recipes on this blog. This rustic tart might be one of my favorite mushroom recipes to date. It makes a spectacular appetizer for a party or a light lunch.

Don’t you want a slice of that tart? Well you can find the recipe for this beauty over on THE MUSHROOM CHANNEL’S SITE when you’re ready.

I’m so pleased to be partnering with the Mushroom Council in their support of City of Hope and Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to raise awareness of the health benefits of mushrooms. Here’s a little nutritional information about our favorite funghi that you may or may not already know:

• Mushrooms are low in sodium and calories, fat and cholesterol-free
• Mushrooms can be an effective substitute for meats thanks to their hearty & filling nature
• Mushrooms are the only item in the produce aisle to provide vitamin D, and one of the few non-fortified food sources
• All mushrooms contain vitamin D, but growers also have the ability to increase D levels by exposing mushrooms to ultraviolet light

Did you happen to notice the cute PINK PACKAGING in the mushroom photo above? Well it’s October and that means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

• From Sept 15 – Nov 15, select retailers nationwide will sell mushrooms in pink containers in recognition of breast cancer research & National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
• Since 2002, the Mushroom Council has invested more than $750,000 in grants toCity of Hope for research on mushrooms and cancer
• This fall, the Council will provide an additional $50K  to continue funding this important research
• City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases and is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute

EDITED TO ADD: Contest has ended. Thank you for your entries. Winner is #11 TICKLED RED. Please email with your mailing address and contact number within 48 hours to claim your prize or an alternate winner will be drawn.

AND to help you continue cooking with mushrooms, The Mushroom Council is sponsoring this GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will be receiving the following items  (ARV: $100) for cooking healthy in the kitchen:

-Mushroom slicer
-Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Saute Pan with Cover (5 Quart)
-Book: “MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better”


TO ENTER:{you MUST leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry to count}
1. Follow Mushroom Channel on TWITTER
2. RT the following: I just entered to win a mushroom prize pack from @MushroomChannel and @bellalimento ! Enter here:
3. Like the Mushroom Channel on FACEBOOK
4. Answer the question: “How do you support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and cancer prevention?” 

That’s a total of 4 chances to win!


Legal schmegal: Contest is open until Friday, October 7th at 12:00 midnight EST. Contest is open to US address only {we apologize to our international friends}. One winner will be drawn by a random number generator. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or an alternate winner will be drawn.


AND…If you happen to be on Twitter, I would love for you to join the Mushroom Council and myself along with a few other panelists as we discuss health, wellness and breast cancer awareness. Details on the Girl’s Night Out Twitter party are posted on MOM IT FORWARD.

In bocca al lupo {good luck}


Disclaimer: This post and giveaway is sponsored by The Mushroom Council. As always, all opinions are my own.  Always have been. Always will be.


  1. 1

    Hooray for Mushrooms Go PINK! Great recipe Paula, it’s packed full of flavour, and it’s versatile enough to allow for the use of any variety of mushroom.
    – Brittany

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    Lana M /

    Raising money for the cause by selling pink ribbons. And I liked your page on FB. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Lana M /

    Raising money for the cause by selling pink ribbons made by myself. Also, liked your FB page. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Tracy /

    Saladgoddess following @MushroomChannel on Twitter

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    I’m supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by walking in an American Cancer Society race at the end of October and getting lots of donations!

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    I have volunteered for my local Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliate for the last 6 years. I’m volunteering at the Race in a couple of weeks. I’m happy to volunteer and raise funds in honor of my grandmother and my friend, both are breast cancer survivors.

  8. 9

    I follow the Mushroom Channel on twitter, I’m @TheLittleKitchn

  9. 10

    I already like the Mushroom Channel on facebook.

  10. 11

    Girl, mushrooms are one of my food obsessions! This looks delish and even better it will be all mine when I make it. DS doesn’t like mushrooms {hee,hee}

  11. 12

    I already like The Mushroom Channel on FB

  12. 13

    I already follow The Mushroom Channel on Twitter 😀

  13. 15

    RT’d 😀

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    Amy /

    I ran in the Komen race for the cure on the 1st in memory and honor of friends who have fought the battle against breast cancer!

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    Jennie from Cole Camp /

    I support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking part in our local “Relay for Life” event that takes place in June each year. I belong to a club that raises money for the relay throughout the year. Also,one of the girls sends us an email at the beginning of each month to remind us to do our breast self exams.

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    I follow Mushroom CHannel on Twitter

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    I like Mushroom Channel on FB

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    To support Breast Cancer Awareness, I try to purchase products with the pink ribbons and also support friends walking for a cure!

  19. 21

    I adore mushrooms and your rustic tart looks fantastico! I will RT. (I posted it on my FB page;)

  20. 22

    I follow MC on twitter. 🙂

  21. 23

    I need no encouragement to enjoy mushrooms and this recipe looks like a great way to do just that!

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    Laney /

    I follow them on Twitter (@Laney_Says)

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    Laney /

    I donated $10 to someone who’s doing a marathon for the American Cancer Society, which is how I supported BCA this month!

  24. 27

    I am walking in this years 3 Day for the Cure. Nervous but excited!

  25. 28

    Followed Mushroom Channel on twitter

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    Ditto with Mushroom channel on FB!

  27. 30

    I heart mushrooms. Seriously. Can’t get enough!

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    Leann /

    I have a pin on my lanyard that I wear every day; but additionally, for Breast Cancer Awareness month, I volunteer and participate in walks and charitable events that are sponsored.

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    Sheila K. /

    I follow Mushroom Channel on Twitter (@skkorman)!

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    Sheila K. /

    I follow the Mushroom Channel on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

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    Sheila K. /

    I participate in annual Pink parties designed to raise money for uninsured women in my area who need breast cancer treatments.

  32. 36

    Love mushrooms and this is a most tasty way to get your funghi! The torta beckons.

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    Stefani /

    I am now following the Mushroom Channel on twitter!

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    Stefani /

    I liked the Mushroom Channel on FB

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    Stefani /

    I keep my eye out for products/items with pink ribbons supporting breast cancer awareness!

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    Schmidty /

    I am following the Mushroom Channel on twitter @rusthawk.

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    Allison C /

    Love mushrooms and this looks like a great recipe! I support cancer research/awareness by donating and helping spread the word for friends that do walks, bike rides, and runs for cancer.

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    Schmidty /

    I liked the Mushroom Channel on facebook (Rust Hawk).

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    Schmidty /

    I support breast cancer awareness month by wearing a pink ribbon and spreading the word.

  40. 46
    Marcia /

    I like Mushroom Channel on Facebook.

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    Marcia /

    I follow Mushroom Channel on Twitter.

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    TrishInFL /

    I donate time and money to Susan G. Komen.

  43. 49
    Shelly /

    I’m following Mushroom Channel on Twitter.

  44. 50

    @singerinkitchen is following @mushroomchannel on Twitter

  45. 52

    I like the Mushroom Channel on FB!

  46. 53

    My hubs will flip when he sees this tart!! Man can eat anything with ‘shrooms all day long. 🙂

  47. 54

    I follow mushroom channel on twitter

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    Angelo /

    Ciao Paula, sono molto entusiasta del tuo lavoro…adoro i funghi..complimenti..

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    Corisa /

    I support breast cancer awareness month by dressing in pink! We also donate to our “race for the cure” walk every year !

  50. 57

    I like The Mushroom Channel on FB

  51. 58

    I follow The Mushroom Channel on Twitter. @julerybox

  52. 59

    I re-tweeted about the giveaway. @julerybox

  53. 60

    To support breast cancer awareness month, I’m going to be giving away the Berrytini Necklace and October Birthstone from lia sophia Fashion Jewelry (I’m an advisor), they are both gold and pink.
    I will also be telling my mom’s breast cancer story (she’s a 3 time survior!!) and giving readers a chance to donate to breast cancer research (i’m looking into this still). This topic is close to my heart and I’m so proud of my mom!!

  54. 61

    I love this recipe! Mushrooms at this time of year are the best.

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    Angie /

    I collect the pink yogurt lids! Love them!

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    I follow the mushroom channel on twitter

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    I like the mushroom channel on facebook

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    I support breast cancer awareness by wearing pink, buying any products i can that are associated with it

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    Meghan /

    I follow @immortalb4

  60. 68

    Love this tart! Can’t wait to make it!

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    I follow Mushroom Channel on Twitter

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    I like Mushroom Channel on Facebook

  63. 72

    To celebrate – I participated in the Especially For You Breast Cancer Awareness 5K in my town.

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    Ryana /

    like mushroom channel on fb
    ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

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    Taylor /

    I love mushrooms! Following the Mushroom Channel on Twitter!

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    Taylor /

    I tweeted the giveaway!

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    Taylor /

    I liked the Mushroom Channel on FB

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    Taylor /

    And as for the question, so far this week I have donated to the breast cancer charity at Safeway twice!

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    Sam N /

    I support breast cancer by donating my time and money!

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    Renata /

    I follow the Mushroom Channel on Twitter via @serene_streams

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    Renata /

    I retweeted the giveaway on Twitter

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    Renata /

    I follow the Mushroom Channel on Facebook too

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    Renata /

    I support Breast Cancer awareness month by buying “pink” products and wearing my pink ribbon pin 🙂
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!


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