Pesto and Potato Tart


Pesto and Potato Tart

Prep Time ~ 20 mins Cooking Time ~ 30 mins
Approx Cost ~ £4 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ No Serves ~ 4

Tip ~ This makes a great change from pizza for a light supper or lunch.


400g new potatoes, very thinly sliced

1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry

2 - 3 tablespoons pesto

3 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan

Salt and pepper

1 egg beaten

Small handful fresh basil leaves

You will need : a baking sheet


  • Heat the oven to 190C, fan 170C, gas 5.
  • Simmer the potato slices for 2 minutes and drain.
  • Put the pastry sheet onto a baking sheet and score a border 1cm from the outer edge.
  • Spread a thin layer of pesto over the base and sprinkle the parmesan over.
  • Lay the potato slices on top. Season to taste.
  • Glaze the pastry borders with the beaten egg.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the pastry is golden, crisp and the potatoes are tender.
  • Sprinkle with basil to serve.