My eating habits have definitely changed since becoming a Mum. Gone are the days of making elaborate and intricate dinners for me and the Mr! I’m now in desperate need of the quick ‘throw it together’ midweek 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!
Cheesy Tomato Tart Recipe
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.