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Easy Goats Cheese Tart Recipe

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Say HELLO to our super easy goats cheese tart – you can have this made and in the oven in literally minutes. Perfect family dinner idea for summer – just add a salad.

Puff pastry tarts are such a simple, easy meal to make.

You can add on whatever toppings you like to make a simple summer meal. Just add a few side salads and you’re good to go!

Easy Goats Cheese Tart Ingredients

  • 1 sheet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 4 tbs Red Pepper Pesto
  • 100 g Soft Goat Cheese
  • 2 handfuls Rocket
  • 2 tbs Pine Nuts
  • 1 Zest of a Lemon
  • 2 tsp Runny Honey
  • 1 handful Cress
  • 1 Beaten Egg
goats cheese tart with rocket and pine nuts.

How to make goat cheese tart

Our simple goat cheese tart recipe tastes so good! And it’s beautifully simple to make…. because… we cheat!

Grab yourself a sheet of ready rolled puff pastry. Make a little indentation around a 1/2 inch from the edge. Then spread on your red pepper pesto and top with goats cheese.

Egg wash the edges then bake in the oven until the pastry is cooked through and the goat cheese melted and golden. Once the tart is a little cooler top with rocket, toasted pine nuts, freshly chopped cress, a drizzle of honey and the zest of a lemon.

It’s so good and I promise it looks and tastes like you spent a whole lot more time baking and creating!

Yield: Serves 4

Goats Cheese Tart

goat cheese tart with rocket and pine nuts.

Super easy, tasty puff pastry tart that's quick to make and delicious to eat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 4 tbs red pepper pesto
  • 100g soft goats cheese
  • 50g rocket
  • 2 tbs pine nuts 
  • zest of a lemon
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • 1 punnet of cress 
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Heat the oven to 190C
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  3. Unroll the puff pastry sheet and place onto the greaseproof paper on the baking tray. Make an indentation around 1/2 inch from the edge all the way around the pastry sheet.
  4. Spread the pesto over the tart keeping it inside the edge indentation.
  5. Crumble over the goat cheese. Egg wash the edges.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is cooked through, the cheese is melted and golden brown and the edges are golden
  7. Remove the tart and allow to cool a little.
  8. Gently toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan over a low heat – until they start to brown a little and smell really nutty.
  9. Sprinkle over the pine nuts, rocket leaves and cress. Sprinkle over the lemon zest and add a drizzle of honey to taste.


Serve with side salads

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

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.

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Make our Puff Pastry Tart Recipe your way

goat cheese tart with rocket and pine nuts.

There’s loads of ways to switch up the flavours of our easy goat cheese tart recipe – you could try…

  • Different flavoured pestos – classic basil or sun dried tomato pesto all work well.
  • Try different types of cheese – just go with your favourites or try a mixture.
  • Add more vegetables to the tart – try roasted peppers, caramelised onions, baby beets, spinach or asparagus all work really well.
  • Switch out the pine nuts for any you fancy.
  • Turn our goat cheese tart into goat cheese tartlets and serve as an appetiser – just cut the pastry into mini squares and make it all on a mini scale.

What to serve with goat cheese tart for dinner

goat cheese tart with rocket and pine nuts.

Our goat cheese tart is delicious served with crusty bread, herby chips, side salads or steamed vegetables dressed with lemon and olive oil.

Great Side Dishes to Serve with Goat Cheese Tart

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