My eating habits have definitely changed since becoming a Mum. Gone are the days of making elaborate & intricate dinners for me and the Mr! I’m now in desperate need of the quick ‘throw it together’ kind of meals. This gorgeous Cheesy Tomato Tart is exactly that. Yes, I cheated and bought the pastry. Sssshhh! But honestly, in the real world, who’s got the time to make puff pastry?? I certainly don’t!
Here is what you will need to serve 6 as a main with a side.
- 1 x Pack of Ready Rolled Puff Pastry (approx 38 x 26cm)
- 1 Egg + 1 tbsp Water
- 90g Pesto (about 6 heaped tsp)
- 3 Large Tomatoes, sliced
- 125g Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- Salt & Pepper
- Handful of Chopped Fresh Parsley, optional
Preheat your oven to 190°C/Fan 180°C and line a large baking tray with either a silicone baking mat or baking paper.
Unwrap the pastry and place onto the prepared baking tray.
Beat together the egg & water, then brush the pastry all over with it. Score a 1.5cm border all the way around the edge and prick the entire middle with a fork.
Plop the pesto over the pastry and spread out with the back of a spoon. Yes ‘plop’, that’s a technical term. (Insert sarcasm here.)
This here part is up to you. Either you can scatter the mozzarella on first or lay the tomatoes on. I went with tomatoes first but the other way would probably look a bit prettier!
Sprinkle all over with salt & pepper and make sure the toppings haven’t gone over the 1.5cm edge border. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
Allow to cool for a few minutes before sliding onto a chopping board & dividing into 6. Serve alongside a colourful salad & devour!
I love this. Not only is it ridiculously simple to make, it’s kind of like a cheats pizza! To be fair, anything with melted cheese is going to be good but the pesto and tomatoes add a beaitiful flavour. It’s a surefire way to satisfy the whole family in no time at all!
I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time.