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Simple Tomato Galette (with Mozzarella)

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Looking for a simple, yet fancy recipe? Try this scrumptious galette made with pantry staples before your next gathering.

overhead view of a tomato basil mozzarella cheese galette
can’t go wrong with mozzarella , tomato and basil

What is a galette?

A galette is easier to make than traditional pie because it’s flat. Galettes have their origin in France and date back centuries.

Most are open pies/tarts with fruit filling (like apple), but others are savory, like this recipe.

tomato galette ingredients
ingredients you probably already have on hand

Ingredients for a tomato galette

  • all purpose flour
  • cold butter
  • mozzarella cheese
  • cold water
  • tomatoes
  • fresh basil
  • egg (for wash)
  • salt
galette pieces on a variety of plates with tomato and fresh basil
when you bite into that first piece….

What to serve with a galette

A hearty and rich galette, like this one, can be served with a side salad or as a stand-alone meal.

How to make a tomato mozzarella galette

  1. Mix the crust
  2. Freeze
  3. Roll and transfer to baking sheet
  4. Add toppings
  5. Freeze again, remove, and add egg wash
  6. Bake
galette on parchment paper

FAQ/Tips for making this recipe

How to keep crust from getting soggy: Before adding the filling, sprinkle the galette dough with semolina flour or breadcrumbs for added protection against a soggy crust. 

How to make a galette ahead of time and reheat: The galette should be warm but not hot so that the pastry stays flaky. If you prepare the galette ahead of time, simply reheat it in a 375-degree oven for approximately 10 minutes before serving to warm it up slightly.

cutting a piece from tomato galette

Freezing your galette ahead of time

Frozen, unbaked galettes can be stored for up to 3 months in an airtight container and baked straight from the freezer. Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet. Allow the dough to reheat slightly after removing it.

tomato galette with fresh basil and melted mozzarella

Simple Tomato Galette (with Mozzarella)

Try this simple tomato galette made with simple ingredients. A perfectly filling dish that's easier than pie!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Amber


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 tbsp butter cold
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 egg for wash
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Add flour, butter & salt in a large bowl, mix everything well.
  • Add a little cold water to it and just make sure the mixture forms a dough shape. Don’t knead it, just combine everything and freeze it for 30 minutes.
  • Cut mozzarella into thin slices.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a round shape about ⅛-inch (3 mm) thick. Roll the dough around the rolling pin and transfer it to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Put the mozzarella slices on the sheet and then tomato slices. Sprinkle some salt on top and some basil leaves.
  • Freeze it for another 20-25 minutes. Brush some egg wash on the sides and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 200 degrees c / 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil leaves. Slice and serve immediately with some parmesan on the side. Enjoy. 


Recipe notes:
Use parchment paper to prevent sticking. 
Be sure to refrigerate dough before rolling. Use extra flour to prevent sticking to rolling pin. 


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg

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