Back to school: Channeling simplicity and elegance with a savoury cheesecake

Savoury Philly Cheesecake with ratatouille for Real Women of Philadelphia by eatlivetravelwrite.comYikes! Where did the summer go? I’m back at work already for teachers’ planning week and it just seems like yesterday we were wrapping up the school year (actually it was mid-June so nowhere near yesterday but it certainly feels like it!).  During the crazy first few weeks of school, I sometimes find it hard to serve up a “nice dinner” – sometimes time gets the better of me and I end up eating a bowl of cereal instead 😉  This year, I am determined to channel elegance and simplicity in my weeknight meals, even though it’s no longer summer when I am afforded the luxury of cooking all day if I choose.  Today over on the Real Women of Philadelphia site, I am sharing this:

Savoury cheesecake on Real Women of Philadelphia by eatlivetravelwrite.comDid it make you look twice?

Could it be… might it be…

Savoury Philly cheesecake by eatlivetravelwrite.comYep, it’s a savoury cheesecake made with a Panko crumb crust and served with a scoop of ratatouille (here’s Julia Child’s recipe though for this, I diced everything quite small). And guess what? It takes less than an hour to make! Elegant and simple and totally do-able for a weeknight. No more bowls of cereal for dinner!

Click here for the recipe.


Disclosure: I received compensation for developing a series of posts for the Real Women of Philadelphia website in 2013. The recipes are no longer available so I am updating them with links to the full recipes, now hosted on my site.





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15 Responses to Back to school: Channeling simplicity and elegance with a savoury cheesecake

  1. Paula August 27, 2013 at 11:19 #

    This is the first savory cheesecake I’ve seen. Finished up in less than an hour make it a perfect weekday meal. I’d even be tempted to make a larger one for company on the weekends.

  2. Lindsey August 27, 2013 at 11:46 #

    I would have never thought of doing a savory cheesecake! This is such a good idea!

  3. Nic August 27, 2013 at 12:13 #

    wow! I’ve never thought of doing a savoury cheesecake, what a great idea. With my love of cheese I will definitely give this a go!

    • Mardi Michels November 10, 2013 at 18:42 #

      Once you’ve tried it you will wonder why you haven’t!

  4. Ruthy @ Omeletta August 27, 2013 at 14:43 #

    Savory cheesecake is something I need to remember to make more often. Can’t believe it took you less than an hour! Heading over to check out the recipe pronto.

  5. Mr. Neil August 27, 2013 at 15:10 #

    This sort of freaked the crowd out in the canteen at work, as a concept. I then pushed it down the table so they could dig thier forks in for a wee taste…and then had trouble getting the darned thing back! 🙂

    Can *I* just say how happy I am to have another season of LPC soon to start, with the boys providing lunch for Mr. Neil one day a week? 😉

  6. Coco in the Kitchen August 27, 2013 at 15:25 #

    Oh, yes, I’ll eat my veggies.

  7. Geoff August 27, 2013 at 22:35 #

    Savoury cheesecake – isn’t that oxymoronic?
    Even if it is, it looks good.

    • Mardi Michels November 10, 2013 at 18:41 #

      Oh I think you need to try it before you say anything about it!

  8. Cakelaw August 30, 2013 at 04:38 #

    The cheesecake looks great! Hope the school year goes well.

  9. Alicia September 3, 2013 at 16:48 #

    This looks so pretty and enticing. I’ll have to get out of my cereal or pita/hummus rut and give this a try!

  10. The Mistress of Spices September 9, 2013 at 09:43 #

    Yum, a savory cheesecake sounds like it would really hit the spot for a light lunch or dinner!

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