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Savory Tomato Tarts

 Savory Tomato Tarts
Here’s a recipe you’ll want to keep handy all summer long. Filled with tomatoes, bacon, herbs and cheese, these creamy tarts are both refreshing and comforting. Robert Frazier - Pleasant Valley, Missouri
30 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, well drained
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Minced chives, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another
  • bowl, combine Italian cheese and mayonnaise. Spoon tomato mixture
  • into tart shells. Spread mayonnaise mixture over tops.
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Garnish
  • with chives if desired. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 tart equals 71 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.