Pesto Tart Recipe with Potato

Pesto and potato tart

  • serves 4-6
  • Easy

Check out our super simple vegetarian pesto and potato tart. This family-friendly recipe uses ready-rolled pastry, so you'll have dinner on the table in no time. Plus, it's low in calories, too


Try making your own pesto for this tart with our homemade pesto recipe.



  • waxy new potatoes 400g, very thinly sliced
  • ready-rolled shortcrust pastry 1 sheet
  • fresh pesto 4 tbsp
  • grana padano (or veggie alternative) 3 tbsp, finely grated
  • egg 1, beaten, to glaze
  • goat's cheese 100g


  • Step 1

    Put the potatoes into boiling salted water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain really well.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Unroll the pastry onto a non-stick baking sheet. Make a small diagonal cut in each corner then fold each side over to make a small border. Spread half the pesto over the base and sprinkle over the grana padano. Lay the potato slices on top, overlapping neatly, then season. Glaze the border with the egg. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the pastry is golden and crisp, and the potatoes tender.

  • Step 3

    Crumble over the goat’s cheese and drizzle with the rest of the pesto to serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 429
  • Fat 28.3g
  • Saturates 11.5g
  • Carbs 30.1g
  • Sugars 1.6g
  • Fibre 3.2g
  • Protein 11.9g
  • Salt 0.9g