Tomato Basil Mozzarella Puff Pastry Tart

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Puff Pastry Tart

This Tomato Basil Mozzarella Puff Pastry Tart recipe is an easy, Summer-y and savory meal to make. No pizza dough making required! (Serves 1-2 people)

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, mozzarella, pizza dough, puff pastry, tomato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Sara Maniez


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup tomato sauce You can use your favorite pasta sauce *make sure the sauce isn't too heavy so it doesn't weigh down the puff pastry
  • 1 large ripe tomato sliced, you can substitute grape, cherry or another type of tomato
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil sliced, use amount to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper for serving, to taste
  • 8 ounces (226 grams) Mozzerella ball, sliced I used a 8 ounce ball of mozzarella but you can use the amount you want to taste, anywhere between 4-8 ounces
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese optional, to taste


  1. Make sure frozen puff pastry is thawed before starting. 

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (or recommended temperature as per the puff pastry brand you are using).

  3. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

  4. Place unfolded, thawed puff pastry in the middle of the parchment paper.

  5. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the puff pastry, leaving a 1/2-1 inch space along the edges.

  6. Evenly place the tomato slices over the tomato sauce.

  7. Evenly place the mozzarella slices over the tomatoes and sauce.

  8. Evenly add the fresh, sliced basil over the the ingredients.

    Tomato Basil Mozzarella Puff Pastry Tart
  9. Sprinkle kosher salt over the top of the tart, you can add some fresh ground black pepper now or wait until serving to add.

    Tomato Basil Mozzarella Puff Pastry Tart
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until puff pastry is light golden. Be careful not to let the delicate puff pastry burn. Important: Refer to your particular puff pastry brand's baking instructions.

  11. Serve with shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese and more salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Put the frozen puff pastry in the refrigerator the day before I want to use it, so it can thaw.