Tomato Basil Tart

You know those dishes that just make you feel like you are back at home? As I mentioned we hosted a Friendsgiving recently, and I was so focused on finding new recipes to make, I forgot about some of my favorites from home. Thats when I realized that one of my favorite dishes, that is a staple in the Quinn household, I have actually never made! My grandmothers tomato basil tart!

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Now of course mine did not taste as good as hers, but it was a close second.  It is super simple and such a crowd pleaser! If you are looking for an appetizer that will impress this holiday season this is the recipe for you 🙂

Tomato Basil Tart


  1. Frozen pie crust- thawed
  2. 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  3. 5 roma tomatoes – de-seeded, drained on paper towel, and quartered
  4. 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  5. 2 cloves garlic
  6. 1/2 cup mayo
  7. 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  8. Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450
  2. Bake thawed pie crust for 10 mins or until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle crust with parmesan cheese. Turn oven down to 375 degrees F and let crust cool.
  3. Arrange tomato wedges on top of the cheese in the pie shell. In a food processor combine the basil and garlic until chopped then sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine mozzarella cheese, mayo, salt and pepper to taste. Spread the mixture over the basil.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 mins or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂


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