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Rustic Tomato Tart

How many times have you opened the refrigerator and stared inside hoping that some meal inspiration would magically happen? Weeknights are way too stressful to have to come up with dinner at the last minute. Planning out meals in advance is my trick to keep that hectic dinnertime scramble as stress-free as possible.

Each week, I ask my guys to help me come up with ideas on what to put on the weekly menu. It’s guaranteed that someone is going to request an Italian-themed meal. I typically grant their requests as I can’t pass up a tasty Italian dish myself.

Now that doesn’t mean that I spend all night in the kitchen, instead, I opt for quick and easy meals that are packed with big flavor. Recipes like this Rustic Tomato Tart is a fantastic option for a busy weeknight. The dish comes together quickly and offers amazing flavor that my whole family loves. I just add in a side salad and dinner is on the table in a flash.

Rustic Tomato Tart
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust (half of typical package)
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Chef Blends® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, divided
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 2 large or 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup assorted garden herbs roughly chopped, including basil, oregano, parsley, chives or thyme.
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Roll dough flat and put into a round 9-inch fluted tart pan or 14 x 4-inch rectangular fluted tart pan. Dough should come to top of fluted lip. Freeze for 1/2 hour or overnight.
  3. Bake pie crust for 15 minutes. Sprinkle 1-1/2 cups cheese in bottom of pie crust and bake for 5 more minutes, until cheese is melted.
  4. Turn oven broiler on.
  5. Spoon sauce into bottom of pie crust. Layer tomato slices artfully over red sauce and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add remaining 1/2 cup cheese and broil until melted and golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve.

Did you notice that this recipe doesn’t require a ton of ingredients? After all, the key to a good meal is not how many ingredients you use, it’s about using quality ingredients with great flavor. In this recipe, the combination of a flaky pie crust, fresh tomatoes and the great flavor of Sargento® Shredded Cheese makes for an amazing dish. I can put this Rustic Tomato Tart on the table and my guys will fight over who gets the first piece.

I have to admit that I love it too. It tastes great and allows me get dinner done quickly so that I can move on to the dozens of other things I need to complete each night.

So when you start your menu for the week, do yourself a favor and add this Rustic Tomato Tart recipe to your menu. Your family will be thrilled and so will your wallet. Right now you can grab great savings on the Sargento Cheese that you need for your recipe. Head over and load your coupon to save $1 off any two packages of Sargento® shredded cheese at Publix.

You can’t pass up the savings or the great taste. Remember, Sargento® Shreds are always shredded from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese. You get real, natural cheese that tastes great and is perfect for all your favorite meals and recipes.

Be sure to load your coupon and grab delicious cheese at a super price. Stay tuned as I will be sharing more of our favorite recipes soon.

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