Sun-Dried Tomato Tartlets with Cheese Recipe

Recipe posted in: Snack
South Beach Sun-Dried Tomato Tartlet

The sweet and salty flavor of the classic sun-dried tomato is the perfect complement to these light, flaky and tasty tomato tartlets. Featuring a variety of soft cheeses packed into phyllo dough, this fabulous finger food is the ultimate healthy snack or appetizer.

Widely used in Greek cuisine, phyllo is a thin, delicate dough that becomes light, airy and flaky when baked. You can buy it fresh in Greek markets but it’s also available frozen in the supermarket. The frozen variety keeps for up to a year in the freezer. It’s the perfect vessel for creamy ricotta, goat cheese and veggies!

The best part about this recipe? It’s perfect for meal prepping! You should have a total of 24 tomato tartlets when you’re done cooking up this tasty treat. With three tartlets in each delicious serving, you’ll have healthy snacks ready to grab and go for the entire week!

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Phase: Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: Makes 24 tartlets. Serving size = 3 tartlets. Nutrition per 3 tartlets

Nutrition Information

  • 0.5 Healthy Fat
  • 0.5 Good Carbohydrates

Ingredients:

  • 8 sheets (17" x 11") frozen phyllo dough, thawed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped Sprigs basil, for garnish
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • Sprigs basil, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat 24 miniature muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Place 1 phyllo sheet on a work surface. Coat with cooking spray. Top with 3 more sheets, coating each sheet with cooking spray. Cut the sheets in thirds lengthwise and then in quarters crosswise to get 12 squares. Press each square into a muffin cup to form a shell with jagged edges. Repeat with the remaining sheets to line the remaining muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes, or until golden.
  4. Meanwhile in a food processor, combine the ricotta cheese, goat cheese or feta cheese, and egg white. Process until smooth. Add the scallion, basil, garlic, and tomatoes. Pulse briefly to mix. Spoon into the tart shells. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly puffed and heated through. Garnish with the basil sprigs.