Mozzarella Tomato Tartlets Recipe
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Mozzarella Tomato Tartlets Recipe

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Convenient frozen phyllo shells add to this impressive appetizer's easy preparation. Although I make them year-round, they're especially tasty with garden-fresh tomatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups seeded chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 24 frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 6 pitted ripe olives, quartered
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 40 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.


  1. In a small skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes; cook until liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat; stir in the mozzarella cheese, basil and pepper.
  2. Spoon 1 teaspoonful into each tart shell. Top each with an olive piece; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 5-8 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Mozzarella Tomato Tartlets in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p33

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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ispike7 User ID: 4525850 134918
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"I made these today, wanted to see if they would be a good Thanksgiving appetizer...they are sooo yummy! I doubled the amount of garlic and added a little salt with the other seasonings. I will definately be serving these on turkey day!"

ragsfood User ID: 1034739 68514
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"Easy to make. Tastes great."

86county User ID: 2212728 78087
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"Very easy to make, went over well. Makes exactly 24."

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