Pizza Rustica


Pizza Rustica Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes is a tasty and easy recipe to make, perfect for an aperitif, as an appetizer or for a buffet. The base of the Pizza Rustica Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes is made with puff pastry, the one that can be bought ready in all supermarkets. Those who prefer can use the brisè pasta or the crazy pasta …. the result will still be delicious! For the filling, mix the pesto with the white cheese, spread it on the pastry and finally cover everything with the cherry tomatoes cut in half! In a few gestures and with few ingredients we will be able to make a rustic puff pastry that everyone will really like!

The rustic pizza pesto & cherry tomatoes are ideal to be served in a buffet; like all savoury pies, it is also excellent enjoyed at room temperature. This rustic is perfect for a cold dinner; let’s prepare it in advance and when we’re hungry let’s bring it to the table. Those who taste it will be won over!

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 40 min
Ready in 45 min

1 roll of the puff pastry round
150 g spreadable white cheese
300 g cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons of pesto (the one in the jar is fine too)

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.2g 26%, Saturated Fat 8.3g 41%, Cholesterol 23mg 8%, Sodium 166mg 7%, Total Carbohydrate 17.7g 6%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%, Total Sugars 3g, Protein 7.5g, Vitamin D 0mcg 0%, Calcium 130mg 10%, Iron 0mg 1%, Potassium 119mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Preparation of Pizza Rustica Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

Mix the white cheese in a bowl together with the pesto to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Then roll out the puff pastry on a circular 26 cm diameter pan and spread the cheese and pesto mixture on it. Now place the cherry tomatoes cut in half on the whole surface, then tuck the flaps of the puff pastry towards the inside of the pan. Then bake the Pizza Rustica Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes. Once the rustic pizza is out of the oven, let it cool down for about twenty minutes, then garnish it with a few leaves of basil and bring it to the table!

Read also MELON SALAD recipe / Moroccan coffee recipe.

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