Tomato Basil Three Cheese Tart has a flaky crust, tomatoes, Ricotta, Parmesan, Mozzarella cheese, Italian spices, and is perfect for breakfast, lunch OR dinner!
Tomato Basil Three Cheese Tart has a flaky crust, tomatoes, Ricotta, Parmesan, Mozzarella cheese, Italian spices, and is perfect for breakfast, lunch OR dinner!
I found this recipe for a “quiche-like tart” on Pinterest from one of my favorite bloggers, tweaked the recipe very slightly, and enjoyed the results very much!  The recipe features a delectable (pat in the pan) crust.

It is flavored with quiche-style filling, fresh mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Ricotta cheese, plus fresh basil leaves, Italian spices, and is beautifully “crowned” with beautiful tomato slices for that pop of flavor and color!

Believe it or not, the tomato basil three cheese tart was not too hard to make, either! This dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch OR dinner. I think it would be fabulous to serve at a brunch!

How To Make This Tomato Basil Three Cheese Tart

Here’s how you make this delicious tomato basil three cheese tart:  Preheat your oven to 410 degrees F.  Place butter, oil, water, sugar and salt in an oven-proof bowl. Place bowl in preheated oven; cook for 15 minutes. Remove hot bowl from oven.

Add flour into the hot butter mixture. Stir this until the dough comes together and can be formed into a ball. Place the dough ball into a 10 or 11 inch tart pan (with a removable bottom).

Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Once dough has cooled enough to handle, press the dough into the tart pan and up the sides to form a crust. (Hint from original recipe author: save a tiny bit of dough which can be used to repair any cracks in crust after baking).  Pierce the crust all over with the tines of a fork.

Bake The Crust

Press the sides of the crust in the pan to help reinforce the crust. I used a fork to do this. Bake crust at 410 degrees for 15 minutes (until golden in color).  Remove crust from oven.

If any cracks occurred, use the tiny bit of dough to do a quick repair job. Let crust cool.  Reduce oven temperature to 375 F. Place a long baking sheet into the heated oven (for later).

NOTE*** — I only had a 9 inch tart pan, so as you can see from my photos, I used the extra crust for two little tarts as well, then just divided the filling between the tarts. (The smaller crusts took a bit less time to cook).

Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Prepare Filling For The Tomato Basil Three Cheese Tart

While you are baking crust or waiting for crust to cool down, combine the eggs, ricotta, Parmesan, half and half, Italian seasoning and salt in a medium bowl.

Stir well to mix; once combined, add the small basil leaves and stir together. Set aside.

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Slice tomatoes (1/4 inch slices). Place slices on top of several paper towel to let them drain a bit.  While the tart is in the oven baking, lightly brush the tops of each tomato slice with a bit of olive oil

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Once the tart crust has cooled completely, add the grated fresh mozzarella cheese and spread to cover bottom of crust. Pour the egg mixture over the top of the mozzarella cheese.

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Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Bake The Tart

Place the tart onto the heated baking sheet (in the oven) and bake on the pan for 10 minutes at 375 F.

Remove tomato basil three cheese tart from oven after 10 minutes; arrange the tomato slices on top of the tart. Sprinkle tomato slices with salt and black pepper. Place the tart back in the oven and continue to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes (mine took 20), until just set. When you slightly wiggle the tart pan, the filling should no longer “jiggle” back and forth.

Remove the tart pan to a wire rack and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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Aren’t They Pretty?

This is how they looked when they first came out of the oven. I already had taken the tart pan off the small ones, as they had cooked and cooled enough before the large tart was done. Aren’t they gorgeous???

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I kinda like the little bitty ones… they would be perfect to serve at a brunch!

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This tomato basil three cheese tart can be served hot (after it rest for 10 minutes), or at room temperature. Either way is wonderful. Wrap leftovers well; they will keep for several days, if refrigerated.

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I hope you will consider making this delicious tomato basil three cheese tart.  An added benefit was being able to use fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden to make it!

It was wonderful to have the leftovers hanging around in our refrigerator for a few days. Then it was so easy to grab a quick slice for breakfast or lunch!

In Other News!

Have a blessed day… in other news – we got a new Pembroke welsh corgi puppy yesterday, so I am up to my eyeballs in “PUPPY” stuff. So tired, yet so very thankful for our new furry bundle of JOY (even if he doesn’t seem too sure about his new living arrangements)!

Cooper is our new corgi puppy!

Sure hope you enjoy this tomato basil three cheese tart! We sure did! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.

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Recipe Adapted From: http://thecafesucrefarine.com/2016/06/tomato-basil-fresh-mozzarella-tart/

Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Tomato Basil Three Cheese Tart has a flaky crust, tomatoes, Ricotta, Parmesan, Mozzarella cheese, Italian spices, and is perfect for breakfast, lunch OR dinner!
Category: Brunch, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tomato basil three cheese tart
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 552 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For crust:
  • 6 ounces butter
  • 2 Tablespoons oil (non-flavored oil)
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour , plus 2 Tablespoons
For tart filling:
  • 4 large eggs (room temp)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (room temp)
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup small , fresh basil leaves
  • 10-15 small colorful tomatoes (I used a combo of Romas and various color cherry tomatoes)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese , grated
  • Olive oil (to lightly brush on tomato slices prior to baking)
  • Salt and pepper , to sprinkle on tart before final bake
Instructions
To make the crust:
  1. Preheat your oven to 410 degrees F. Place the butter, oil, water, sugar and salt in an oven-proof bowl. Place bowl in preheated oven; cook for 15 minutes. Remove hot bowl from oven.
  2. Add flour into the hot butter mixture. Stir this until the dough comes together and can be formed into a ball. Place the dough ball into a 10 or 11 inch tart pan (with a removable bottom). Once dough has cooled enough to handle, press the dough into the tart pan and up the sides to form a crust. (Hint from original recipe author: save a tiny bit of dough which can be used to repair cracked crust after baking).
  3. Pierce the crust all over with the tines of a fork. Press the sides of the crust in the pan to help reinforce the crust. I used the fork to do this. Bake at 410 degrees for 15 minutes (golden in color).
  4. Remove crust from oven. If any cracks occurred, use the tiny bit of dough to do a quick repair job. Let crust cool. Reduce oven temperature to 375 F. Put a long sheet pan into the oven to heat up.
  5. While you are waiting for crust to cool down, combine the eggs, ricotta, Parmesan, half and half, Italian seasoning and salt in a medium bowl. Stir well to mix; once combined, add the small basil leaves and stir together. Set aside.
  6. Slice tomatoes (1/4 inch slices). Place slices on top of several paper towel to let them drain a bit.
  7. Once the tart crust has cooled completely, add the grated fresh mozzarella cheese and spread to cover bottom of crust. Pour the egg mixture over the top of the mozzarella cheese. Place the tart onto the heated baking sheet (in the oven) and bake on the pan for 10 minutes at 375 F.
  8. While the tart is in the oven baking, lightly brush the tops of each tomato slice with a bit of olive oil.
  9. Remove tart from oven after 10 minutes; arrange the tomato slices on top of the tart. Sprinkle tomato slices with salt and black pepper. Place the tart back in the oven and continue to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes (mine took 20), until just set. (When you slightly wiggle the tart pan, the filling no longer "jiggles" back and forth). Remove the tart pan to a wire rack and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. The tart is also delicious when served at room temperature!
Recipe Notes

Note: FYI- Original recipe called for 1/2 cup small fresh basil leaves. I made the tart the first time with that measurement, but I found I actually prefer LESS basil flavor in the tart, so have adjusted the quantity down to 1/4 cup small basil leaves for my version.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato, Basil and Three Cheese Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 552 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 179mg60%
Sodium 765mg33%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 2440IU49%
Vitamin C 21.5mg26%
Calcium 331mg33%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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