A whole uncut tomato tart

This Tomato Tart is made with garden fresh tomatoes baked in a tart pan with a ricotta and mozzarella cheese filling that is flavored with fresh basil chiffonade. A sprinkling of garlic salt before baking adds another level of flavor to the tomato pie.

I like to serve this Tomato Tart for as a light vegetarian dinner with side salad to complement. It is delicious the next day as a portable lunch option.

A slice of tomato tart on a black plate

Making The Best Use Of Garden Fresh Tomatoes

There is nothing more delicious than a fresh tomato that has been picked from your own garden. This year I had more tomatoes than I knew what to do with. I love this Homemade Salsa for Canning recipe, and I also can tomatoes for use throughout the winter. But this year, I needed to do come up with some other ways to enjoy the garden tomatoes.

A tomato tart came to mind, something with a pie crust that had a delicious cheesy baked filling inside with fresh tomato slices on top. I even went with homegrown basil from the garden to make this delicious vegetarian meal!

garden fresh roma tomatoes and jalapenos before processing

What You Need To Make A Tomato Tart

Tart pan with removable bottom.

1 Refrigerated pie crust.

Full fat ricotta cheese

Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Fresh Basil, cut into chiffonade slices

Garlic salt, this brand is my favorite.

up close image of fresh basil leaves

How To Chiffonade Basil

One of the ingredients in this tomato tart is fresh basil chiffonade. While this sounds fancy, it is a pretty basic knife technique and easy to do. You basically are cutting ribbons from the basil leaves. 

To cut fresh basil leaves into chiffonade, you need to stack, roll, and cut. Simply layer a stack of basil leaves on top of each other. Then roll the basil leaves lengthwise. Next, cut the roll crosswise in thin strips. 

A whole uncut tomato tart

Tips and Substitutions

  • Always use a visual when baking pie crust. Since this tomato tart shell is prebaked, if the crust around the edges begins to look too brown while baking the filling, simply lay a sheet of foil over top of the tart to prevent over browning.
  • Any type of tomato can be used. I have made this with beefsteak, heirloom, cherry, and grape tomatoes. 
  • To make this a lower fat recipe, substitute part skim ricotta cheese for the full fat version.
  • Substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil for the fresh basil.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder to the cheese mixture.
  • Substitute Asiago cheese for the parmesan cheese.
  • Be sure the parmesan cheese you use is the wedge that needs to be grated, not the dried version of cheese.

More Vegetarian Recipes To Try

Vegetarian Patties with Marinara Sauce

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Coconut Curry Tofu Bowl

Vegetarian Minestrone

Mom’s Lentil Tostadas

pinnale image for tomato tart

*If you made this Tomato Tart with Ricotta Basil Filling, please give it a star rating

A whole uncut tomato tart
Yield: 6

Tomato Tart with Basil Ricotta Filling

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A flaky pie crust is filled with a ricotta and mozzarella cheese base flavored with fresh basil and finished off with fresh sliced tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust, softened per package instructions
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup basil, chiffonade
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Form the pie crust into the tart pan, being sure to go up the sides of the pan. Using a fork, poke holes all over the pie crust to prevent puffing while baking. Bake for 9 minutes, or until the pie crust is lightly golden brown. prebaked tart shell
  2. Whisk the egg in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add the ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and basil chiffonade. cheese filling mixture
  3. Evenly spread the cheese filling in the baked pie crust and top with sliced tomatoes. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the filling has set. adding the filling to prebaked tart shell

Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • Always use a visual when baking pie crust. Since this tomato tart shell is prebaked, if the crust around the edges begins to look too brown while baking the filling, simply lay a sheet of foil over top of the tart to prevent over browning.
  • Any type of tomato can be used. I have made this with beefsteak, heirloom, cherry, and grape tomatoes. 
  • To make this a lower fat recipe, substitute part skim ricotta cheese for the full fat version.
  • Substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil for the fresh basil.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder to the cheese mixture.
  • Substitute Asiago cheese for the parmesan cheese.
  • Be sure the parmesan cheese you use is the wedge that needs to be grated, not the dried version of cheese.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 60mgSodium 553mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 13g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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