Our Cheese and Tomato Tart recipe is just so simple to make! Perfect for a quick and easy family meal idea. Just serve with salad or maybe a side of French fries on the side. We think you’ll just LOVE it!
Easy Savoury Tart Recipe
We just love this easy savoury cheese and tomato tart recipe, it’s unbelievably easy to make and you can throw it together and have it baking in the oven in literally minutes.
It’s always worth keeping a pack or two of ready rolled puff pastry sheets in the fridge. They usually have a fairly long use-by date on them and are great for using if you want to make a dinner with leftovers or just something fast!
And if you’re a busy mum then this is just a perfect family recipe to feed the kids, you could even let them help out making it.
Cheese and Tomato Tart Ingredients
What you need to make cheese and tomato tarts…
- 1 pack ready rolled puff pastry – I use Jus-Rol puff pastry sheets but you can just use supermarket own brand if you prefer.
- 150g tomato sauce – I used some leftover tomato and basil pasta sauce – you can use tomato puree, tomato pesto, or even some homemade tomato sauce – grab our easy tomato sauce recipe here.
- 100g mature Cheddar cheese
- 1 egg
Cheese and Tomato Tart Recipe
To make our easy Cheese and Tomato Tart Recipe just follow the simple instructions below.
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Grate your cheese
- Next crack the egg into a small bowl and give it a quick whisk with a fork.
- Quickly line an oven tray with a sheet of baking paper.
- Then unroll the puff pastry sheet and lay it onto the baking paper.
- Use a sharp knife to score a small indent approx 2 cm from the edge all the way around the puff pastry sheet.
- It should look like the pastry sheet below once completed.
- Then using the knife add little lines all around the outside – this just helps the puff pastry to really puff up whilst cooking.
- Next take your bowl of tomato sauce.
- Add six spoonfuls of tomato sauce to the pastry – so that it spreads evenly.
- Spread the tomato sauce across the centre of the puff pastry – keep within the scored edges.
- Take the grated cheese and scatter over the tomato sauce
- Make sure the cheese is scattered evenly over the tomato sauce.
- Take the beaten egg and egg wash the edges of the pastry so they’ll turn a lovely golden colour whilst baking.
- Bake the cheese and tomato tart in the oven at 180C for around 20-25 minutes. Until the puff pastry is risen and golden and the cheese melted and bubbling.
- Once the tart is cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving – or serve cold – it’s just as delicious!
Make Cheese and Tomato Tart Your Way
Use our savoury cheese and tomato tart as a base recipe and take the recipe in whichever direction you like – add things you like to eat!
- Change the tomato and basil sauce for tomato and chilli sauce
- Switch the tomato sauce for tomato pesto or basil pesto
- Switch the Cheddar cheese for any other cheese you like – try mozzarella, feta, crumbly Lancashire cheese or even blue cheese – just choose your favourite.
- Add some extra vegetables – try finely sliced mushrooms, sweetcorn, chargrilled peppers, asparagus and once it’s cooked scatter over fresh rocket or watercress for added zing.
- Add some extra toppings – try thinly sliced ham, tuna flakes, chorizo slices or even salami.
What to eat with savoury tarts
Savoury tarts are really versatile, you can serve them warm or cold and they go with a whole variety of side dishes.
We served ours with veg-box salad – just toss together white cabbage, lettuce, apples, cucumbers, peppers and grated carrot – add a squeeze of lemon juice and pinch of sea salt.
You could try…
- Mixed green salad – different salad leaves, cucumbers, green peppers, avocado and cress.
- Tomato salad – lay sliced tomatoes on a platter and scatter over basil, sea salt, black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.
- Serve with steamed green vegetables – broccoli, peas or beans.
Want to turn your cheese and tomato tart into a more substantial meal? Try adding a side of French fries, potato wedges, mashed sweet potatoes or pasta salad.
Wondering what to make with puff pastry? Try our favourite puff pastry recipes here
- Puff Pastry Pizza – delicious homemade mini pizzas with a puff pastry base – just top with all your favourite toppings.
- Ham and Cheese Roll Ups – delicious puff pastry bites filled with tangy melted cheese and ham.
- Homemade Sausage Rolls – just the BEST sausage roll recipe – super tasty sausage meat wrapped in puff pastry with cheese and tangy chutney.
- 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry
- 150g tomato and basil pasta sauce
- 100g cheddar cheese - grated
- 1 egg - beaten
- Heat the oven to 180C
- Line a baking sheet with greaseproof baking paper
- Lay on the sheet of puff pastry - with a sharp knife made an indent all around the outside of the pastry around 2cm from the edge - add little lines to help the pastry puff up when baked.
- Spread tomato sauce around the centre of the puff pastry sheet.
- Sprinkle over the grated cheese
- Egg wash the edge of the pastry with beaten egg.
- Bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is risen and golden brown and the cheese melted and bubbling.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.