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 These quick and easy Puff Pastry Tarts make a really delicious lunch or dinner. So simple and look super impressive!

Easy puff pastry tarts with tomatoes, cheese, goats cheese, caramelised onions and bacon

I’m going to show you one of my favourite quick lunches. But shhhhh can we keep the secret of just how ridiculously easy these are between us?!

My children love these Puff Pastry Tarts (the pizza topped one OF COURSE) and I am a big fan as they are so quick to prepare.

Keep a stash of ready rolled puff pastry in your fridge or freezer and this treat is always ready to go for a quick vegetarian family meal.

You’ll love these Puff Pastry Tarts because:

✅ Just 5 minutes to prepare.
✅ Easy to adapt to whatever toppings you like.
✅ They look super impressive!

Raw uncooked puff pastry tart with a variety of toppings

FAQs about the Puff Pastry Tarts

Can I use other toppings on the tarts?

Sure. Roasted vegetables work well. Any cheeses or pizza style toppings are also delicious.

Can you make a Puff Pastry tart ahead of time?

You can assemble these tarts up to 24 hours before you want to cook them.

This makes it a great dish to serve when entertaining, or a perfect prepare ahead dinner party starter as you can have it ready and waiting for baking.

I prefer to not bake it until it’s about to be served though. They will be *okay* warmed up but not nearly as good as freshly baked.

Easy tarts with ready made pastry, goats cheese and tomatoes

How to I stop the base of the Puff Pastry Tart from going soggy?

Be sure you’ve preheated your oven so it’s scorching hot.

Also, put the tarts into the top shelf of the oven if possible.

Finally, use a good quality heavyweight baking sheet as they transfer heat more effectively I find.

Do you need to egg wash the puff pastry?

If you want make the border of your puff pastry tart extra crispy and shiny, brush it with a beaten egg or milk just before baking.

It’s not necessary but it will just make it look more golden and delicious.

Quick lunch tarts with pizza toppings

Can I make this vegetarian?

Of course, just choose the toppings accordingly.

Can I make this gluten free?

Yep. Jus Rol now make a ready made gluten free puff pastry too.

Fancy some other easy Ready Rolled Pastry ideas?

Hope you enjoy this recipe. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ below!

Also, if you fancy showing me a photo by tagging me on Instagram (@tamingtwins) I LOVE to see your creations and try and share as many of them as I can.

This post was originally published on March 17, 2019 and fully updated on February 16, 2021.
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Puff Pastry Tarts {4 Topping Ideas}

Golden pastry topped with tomato and ricotta, this delicious savoury Puff Pastry tart is the perfect mid week dinner. It is also suitable for vegetarians so makes a great Meat Free Monday recipe. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

For the Tart Base:

  • 320 g All Butter Puff Pastry Sheet

For the Tomato & Pesto Tart (for 1 tart topping):

  • 3 tbsp Ready made Pesto
  • 100 g Tomatoes, Thinly sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Bacon and Cheese Tart (for 1 tart topping):

  • 2 Slices Bacon, Cooked until almost done
  • 25 g Cheddar cheese, Grated
  • 1 Egg

For the Pizza Tart (for 1 tart topping):

  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 30 g Grated mozzerella
  • Slices of pepperoni
  • Pinch of Dried Italian herbs

For the Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart (for 1 tart topping):

  • 75 g Caramelised onion marmalade
  • 40 g Goats cheese, Cut into slices
  • Pinch of Dried thyme

To brush the pastry (optional):

  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • OR
  • 1 Egg, Beaten

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. 
  • Lay the pastry, together with the baking parchment it comes with, onto a baking tray. Using a knife, cut the pastry into quarters. Score a 0.5cm border around the edge of each one with a sharp knife.
    Puff pastry rolled out raw
  • Add whichever toppings you are using and brush the outer edge with egg or milk if you are using.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden and the toppings are golden.

Notes

Note 1 - Nutritional Info
The Nutritional Info here is for one portion of the Tomato and Pesto Tart.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 650kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 10gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 755mgPotassium: 354mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1138IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    These are so easy to make and loved by the whole family. We even made them today with leftover campfire stew. Yummy!