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Italian Tomato Tart for #SundaySupper

This week’s Sunday Supper theme is quite lovely. The group has partnered with Chantal Cookware for a special Sunday Supper featuring their new Easy as Pie Dish.  Not only is the pie dish a feature, but the group has come together to join in on a #BakeForACure event. We wanted to encourage others to take a couple of hours of their time to bake for someone who has been affected by cancer (or someone in the medical field who makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients). Is there anything better than showing appreciation with a homemade dish from the heart?

As much as I wanted to contribute a sweet dish in a pie plate, I was actually drawn to the savory side of things. Thus, my Italian Tomato Tart was born. I think of it as a dinnertime quiche, as it features a crust made of rice instead of a traditional pie crust…because I enjoy rice, and thought it would make the tart unique! I’ve played around with hashbrown crusts before with good results, so it was time to try another option!

The inside of the tart is filled with egg, milk, sliced plum tomatoes…

…goat cheese, and prosciutto…because everything is better with goat cheese and thin sliced prosciutto. Am I right, or am I right?

I served this tart up alongside a simple spring mix salad with sliced pears, walnuts, a sprinkle of goat cheese crumbles, and honey lime dressing. Yum! This meal definitely won my heart: you really can’t go wrong!

Italian Tomato Tart


3oz uncooked rice of your choosing (I used Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice – half of the box when prepared)

2 tbsp basil pesto

2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

4 eggs

1/2 cup milk (I used skim)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles

1/4 lb prosciutto di parma, sliced thin and chopped into small chunks

3 small plum tomatoes, sliced thin in rounds


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. To prepare the rice crust, cook rice according to package directions. If you use a full size box of rice, separate half of the rice and set aside once cooked. One packet of frozen steam rice or “ready rice” for the microwave is the proper portion for the crust. In a bowl, combine the cooked rice, pesto, one egg, and parmesan cheese. Stir until combined. Coat a pie plate with cooking spray, then press the rice mixture firmly to the bottom and sides of the pan.

3. Bake pie crust at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, until crush is golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.

4. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.

5. For the filling, combine milk, 3 eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whip with a fork or whisk.

6. Sprinkle half of the goat cheese crumbles and prosciutto into the bottom of the crust. Layer half of the tomato slices on top. Then, add the remaining goat cheese and prosciutto, and top again with tomato slices (make sure they are arranged evenly, as this layer of tomatoes will be visible on the top of your tart!).

7. Pour the milk/egg mixture on top of the tart, carefully place in the oven, and bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, reduce your oven to 325 degrees F (do not remove your tart from the oven) and bake an additional 45 minutes (or until the tart is set in the center.

8. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


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44 Comments on Italian Tomato Tart for #SundaySupper

  1. Dara
    October 21, 2012 at 10:13 am (1 year ago)

    This looks fabulous! So light and tasty. I am sad tomato season is ending…

  2. Jennifer B
    October 21, 2012 at 10:45 am (1 year ago)

    Yummy! Looks great! Goat cheese and prosciutto…2 food items I could probably eat daily!

    • Katie
      October 24, 2012 at 6:51 am (1 year ago)

      I agree…goat cheese is so stinking awesome…

  3. Heather @girlichef
    Twitter: girlichef
    October 21, 2012 at 10:46 am (1 year ago)

    This actually sounds beyond amazing to me. Tomatoes, goat cheese, prosciutto…HEAVENLY!

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    October 21, 2012 at 11:00 am (1 year ago)

    Yes, everything is better with goat cheese. I love the rice crust,of course, but these are the flavors I love to eat! Wonderful recipe!

  5. Jen @JuanitasCocina
    October 21, 2012 at 11:04 am (1 year ago)

    ANYTHING with tomatoes will definitely be a star around here! YUM!

    • Katie
      October 24, 2012 at 6:52 am (1 year ago)

      What’s funny is that I used to be averse to eating tomatoes…what was I thinking?!?!?!

  6. Renee
    October 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm (1 year ago)

    I am so intrigued by the rice crust. I have to try making it one day. And yes, goat cheese and proscuitto makes many, many things better.

    • Katie
      October 24, 2012 at 6:53 am (1 year ago)

      I was worried that a rice crust wouldn’t turn out, but I think adding the egg helped it to hold together and get golden brown/slightly crunchy!

  7. diabeticFoodie
    October 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm (1 year ago)

    A rice and pesto crust? Love it!

  8. Tammi @ Momma's Meals
    October 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow this looks great! Love your pictures, I can see myself eating this in the near future! Love you went with a savory dish too!

    • Katie
      October 24, 2012 at 6:54 am (1 year ago)

      I do love a sweet pie, but savory was calling my name!

  9. Patti
    October 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm (1 year ago)

    I would love this for a light dinner!

  10. Liz
    October 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm (1 year ago)

    A tomato tart with a rice crust???? Oh, boy, I LOVE it!!! Beautifully done…and perfect for this #SundaySupper!

    • Katie
      October 24, 2012 at 6:54 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Liz!

  11. Megan
    October 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm (1 year ago)

    I love that you used rice instead of crust. I cannot wait to try this out!!

  12. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
    October 22, 2012 at 12:41 am (1 year ago)

    What a cool way to make a crust – I’d never thought of using rice in that way but now that I think about it, why not? I love quiches, they’re totally an any-time-of-day meal. Yours looks delicious!

    • Katie
      October 24, 2012 at 6:56 am (1 year ago)

      I thought the rice crust might make the tart a little more dinnertime-appropriate…and I didn’t have a pie crust at home…haha!

  13. veronica gantley
    October 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm (1 year ago)

    I still have a few tomatoes left. I may have to try this.

    • Katie
      October 24, 2012 at 7:03 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you! I wasn’t sure if the tomato slices would end up being visible on the top when the egg mixture baked, but luckily they did!!!

  14. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)
    October 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm (1 year ago)

    This looks delicious and I too am intrigued to try a rice crust now in a savory pie, and hashbrowns too! :-)

    • Katie
      November 1, 2012 at 7:34 am (1 year ago)

      The hashbrown version is also very tasty!!! It definitely gave my tart more of a “breakfast” feel than a rice crust did…but dang, who doesn’t love a good crispy hashbrown????

  15. Conni Smith
    October 30, 2012 at 12:55 am (1 year ago)

    Oh this tart looks simply beautiful. And with goat cheese? YUM!


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