Leek & Goat Cheese Spanish Tortilla

A Spanish tortilla is traditionally made by braising potatoes in lots of oil. We cut the calories and speed things up by cooking them in just a few tablespoons instead. A sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese on top adds nice tanginess.

Leek & Goat Cheese Spanish Tortilla
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 medium yellow potatoes, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 medium leek, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced and rinsed well

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus sprigs for garnish

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 8 large eggs

  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add potatoes and leek and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 18 minutes more. Stir in garlic, sage, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  2. Whisk eggs with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add to the pan and gently stir to combine. Gently shake the pan to create an even layer. Cook until the eggs are lightly browned on the bottom and the top is just starting to set, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. To flip, run a spatula around the edges to release the tortilla. Invert a plate on top and, carefully holding it with one hand and the pan handle with the other hand, flip the tortilla onto the plate.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and slide the tortilla back in. Place over medium-low heat and cook until the bottom is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Slide the tortilla onto a clean plate. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with goat cheese and thyme sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
27g Fat
31g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/4 tortilla
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 379mg 126%
Vitamin A 1079IU 22%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Potassium 192mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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