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Keto Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

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A deliciously rich goat cheese tart with crisp bacon and fresh tomatoes, and a tender keto almond flour crust. This easy keto tart makes a great appetizer or main course.

Titled image of goat cheese tart with tomatoes and bacon, in a white tart pan.

Summer may be over but the tomatoes are still ripe and luscious! Time to give this Keto Goat Cheese Tart a little update.

I first posted this recipe in 2014, back when we still lived in the Boston area. That seems ever so long ago now. Here in Oregon, things grow much more readily, and our garden is an overflowing bounty every year.

We went a little overboard on the tomato plants this year. At one point, I canned over 20 lbs of tomatoes! And I ended up with only about 10 measly pints. Canning is a lot of work, but it’s fun and a great way to put food by for the coming year.

I also spent time searching back through my favorite keto tomato recipes, for ways to use them all. I have already done three rounds of my Keto Roasted Tomato Bisque, and a nice big batch of Keto Greek Shrimp with fresh tomatoes instead of canned.

I’d nearly forgotten about this old goat cheese tart recipe, so I decided to give in a makeover, making it lighter in carbs. It’s just as tasty as I remember!

A slice of tomato goat cheese tart on a white plate with a bowl of tomatoes in the background.

What is goat cheese tart?

Funny you should ask, because my neighbour thought she was getting a slice of something sweet when I first mentioned it to her! But goat cheese tart is actually a savory tart similar to a quiche.

However, it takes fewer eggs, and the goat cheese provides the bulk of the filling, making it tangy and delicious. You can add anything else you like, such as caramelized onions, other cheeses, asparagus, herbs, spinach and mushrooms. But tomatoes are a classic choice and their summer sweetness pairs perfectly with that goat cheese tang.

This easy tart can be the main course, as it’s rich and satisfying enough to be the whole meal. But it can also be cut up into smaller slices and served as an appetizer. My husband and I ate it for breakfast several days in a row.

I used the savory version of my Easy Keto Pie Crust, skipping the sweetener and adding a touch of garlic powder. It’s a light, flaky pie crust that works well in sweet and savory dishes.

Keto tomato goat cheese tart on a white plate with basil leaves, and the rest of the tart in the background with some tomatoes

How to make keto tomato goat cheese tart

This delicious savory tart comes together easily, and makes a great meal or appetizer. Here are my best tips for getting it right.

  1. Prep the tart crust in advance and par-bake it. Par-baking refers to partially baking a crust to firm it up before adding the filling. This is particularly important with keto pie crusts, as they have a tendency to meld easily with a liquid filling.
  2. Use a food processor or a good blender to combine the filling ingredients. This helps break up the goat cheese and get it properly blended into eggs and cream.
  3. Have your ingredients at room temperature. This helps them combine more easily and smoothly as well.
  4. Slice the tomatoes thinly, so that they float at the top of the filling. You can use medium or small tomatoes, adding up to about 200g.
  5. Watch the tart in the oven. Unlike many quiche-like recipes, it firms up rather quickly, which seems to be from the goat cheese.

How to store Keto Goat Cheese Tart

Once the tart is baked, it should be consumed within 5 days or so. Leftovers should be stored in the fridge.

But like any quiche, it can easily be frozen after baking. Simply wrap it up tightly with plastic wrap and place the whole pan in your freezer. It will last several months.

Bring to room temperature, and then warm it in a 250F for 15 to 2o minutes.

Close up shot of a slice of keto goat cheese tart

More delicious Keto Quiche Recipes

Close up shot of a slice of keto goat cheese tart

Keto Goat Cheese Tart

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

50 mins

Total Time

1 hr 10 mins

A deliciously rich goat cheese tart with crisp bacon and fresh tomatoes, with a tender keto almond flour crust. This easy keto tart makes a great appetizer or main course. 

Course:

Main Course

Cuisine:

American

Keyword:

goat cheese tart, tomato goat cheese tart

Calories: 415 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1
    recipe
    Almond Flour Pie Crust
    (savory version)
  • 6
    slices
    bacon, chopped and cooked crisp
  • 8
    ounces
    goat cheese, room temperature
  • 3
    large
    eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup
    heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • 2
    cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1
    tbsp
    chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4
    tsp
    salt
  • 1/4
    tsp
    pepper
  • 2
    medium
    tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 200g)
    (or the equivalent of smaller tomatoes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and lightly grease a 10-inch ceramic tart pan.

  2. Prep the savory crust according to the directions and press into the bottom and sides of the pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until just barely golden. Remove and let cool completely.

  3. Increase the oven heat to 350F. Sprinkle the tart crust with about half of the bacon.

  4. Place the goat cheese in a food processor and process until crumbly. Add the eggs, cream, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper and process until well combined and smooth, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed.

  5. Pour the filling into the tart crust. Lay the tomato slices over filling, overlapping as necessary, and sprinkle with remaining crumbled bacon.

  6. Bake about 30 minutes, until teh center is set and no longer jiggles when shaken. Let cool 10 to 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Serves 8 as a main dish, or 12 as an appetizer. 

Nutrition Facts

Keto Goat Cheese Tart

Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/8th of tart)

Calories 415
Calories from Fat 320

% Daily Value*

Fat 35.6g55%

Carbohydrates 6.5g2%

Fiber 2.5g10%

Protein 16g32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.