Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is good as a side dish or an entree. If you are short on time you can use a pre made pie shell.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar and 1/4 tsp salt in food processor.
  3. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles dry oats.
  4. Add 1 Tbsp water and process for a few seconds.
  5. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp water and pulse 3 or 4 times.
  6. Place the dough in a bowl and form into a ball.
  7. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll into an 11 inch circle.
  9. Place the dough in a 10 inch tart pan.
  10. Sprinkle the cheese on the dough and then sprinkle 2 tbsp chopped basil on top of cheese.
  11. Place the tomato slices on top.
  12. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then drizzle with the olive oil.
  13. Bake at 400°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden.
  14. Garnish with basil.
  15. May be served hot or room temperature.
Most Helpful

I thought this was a great side dish! I used a pre-made pie shell and 4 or 5 regular tomotoes instead of romas. I think next time I will use even more tomato slices, but it was very delicious anyway. My dad liked it which means a lot...he likes his food to be above and beyong the "average". It made a very good addition to my Mother's Day dinner for my mom and dad.

CincinnatiKitchen May 12, 2003

Very tasty, and since I also used a premade crust, it was also very easy. Used beefsteak tomatoes, and since they were very juicy, I salted and laid the slices on paper towels and let them drain for 15 minutes before finishing assembly.

dianegrapegrower June 20, 2010

Great recipe for using those summer veggies. I used a prepared refrigerated pie crust. Baked a sliced eggplant and added it to the tart along with 2 cloves of chopped garlic. Saved some of the mozzarella and added to the top during the last few minutes in the oven. Yummy!!

Jo Anne September 28, 2004