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 (0g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g 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 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 68514
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"Easy to make. Tastes great."

86county 78087
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

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

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