Gluten Free Tomato Tart

With ripe, juicy tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and a pie crust- this gluten free tomato tart makes an easy appetizer, brunch dish, or summer dinner!

Garden overflowing with tomatoes?!? Want a fun twist for your next pizza night?!?

Then, a gluten free tomato tart or pie may be for you! It's basically a fancier version of pizza! Gluten free pie crust is topped with an Italian-herbed cream cheese, piled with sliced tomatoes, and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. For a short cut, you could even use a frozen or refrigerated pie crust.

Some tomato tarts seem to feature a lot more tomatoes. I topped mine with a decent amount of cheese and it melted and spread quite a bit more than I was expecting. Absolutely delicious, but you could easily opt for less cheese!

And, for an even more rustic feel, place the tart crust flat on a baking sheet. Layer with the cream cheese spread, tomatoes, and cheese, but leave about 1 inch of crust along the outside and fold over before baking.

What To Serve with Gluten Free Tomato Tarts

Delicious on its own, tomato pie can also be served alongside veggies!

  • Salad
  • Roasted Green Beans
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Sautéed Zucchini

Slice of a gluten free tomato tart with basil and melted mozzarella

Ingredients in a Gluten Free Tomato Tart

  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Cream Cheese
  • Dried Oregano
  • Basil
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • Butter
  • Egg Yolk

Pie vs. Tart

Both pies and tarts involve crust and can be sweet or savory. Tarts only have crust on the bottom. Most pies also have a top crust, which frankly is a little too much crust for me. And, a pie pan has sloped sides, while tart pans often have straight sides with a fluted edge. Also, pies are often served in the same dish, while tarts can be taken out before serving.

Gluten Free Tomato Tart with Melted Mozzarella in a Light Blue Baking Dish

How is tomato pie different than pizza?

For the most part, the ingredients are basically the same. Pizza crust will rise and have a softer, bread-like consistency, whereas a pie crust will not. Traditionally, tomato pie would feature tomatoes on top and pizza would be topped with cheese, though I am a cheese-lover and may have gone a little overboard with my tomato pie... Oh- and tomato pie seems fancier!

Slice of a Gluten Free Tomato Pie with Melted Mozzarella Cheese on a White Plate

Craving more???

Gluten Free Tamale Meatballs

Sheet Pan Jambalaya

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Gluten Free Tomato Tart

With ripe, juicy tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and a pie crust- this gluten free tomato tart makes an easy appetizer, brunch dish, or summer dinner!



  • 1 3/4 c. gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 - 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Optional: 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • In a large food processor, pulse the flour and salt. Next, pulse in the butter. Finally, add the water and egg yolk and blend until a smooth dough is formed. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30+ minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Use a rolling pin to lightly beat and roll the dough between two sheets of parchment. Lightly place the tart dish on top of the dough and use a knife to cut dough to the same size. Then, carefully flip the dough into the greased tart or pie tin. Brush the dough with 1 tsp. of olive oil.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Next, beat in the olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the bottom of the tart using a knife or offset spatula. Then, cover with the sliced tomatoes. Next, top with the mozzarella. If desired, add a sprinkle of oregano.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes, until tart dough is beginning to brown. You may need to cover the edges with a pie cover to prevent burning. Next, set the oven to high broil and broil for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is browned. Garnish with fresh basil.


Did you love this? Let us know!

Thanks for contributing to our community! Your comment will appear shortly.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Be the first to comment on this recipe