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Baked zucchini puff pastry tart sliced into squares on a wooden cutting board.

Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart

  • Author: Veronika Sykorova
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Zucchini Puff Pastry Tart is easy, simple, and packed with flavor. It's garlicky, herby, and a little spicy. Serve as an appetizer, lunch, or a light dinner!


Units Scale
  • 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup grated gouda or mozzarella cheese
  • 100g soft goat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 egg, whisked (for egg wash)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon zest (1 lemon)
  • For serving (optional): fresh herbs (chives, parsley, thyme), a squeeze of lemon


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Thinly slice your zucchini and lay them out on a large tray or cutting board.
  3. Sprinkle the zucchini with sea salt and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Pat the zucchini with a paper towel to absorb all the water it released.
  5. Roll out your puff pastry if needed and place it on your prepared baking sheet.
  6. Score a thin border around the edges and pierce the middle with a fork in a few spots to avoid the puff pastry rising too much.
  7. Sprinkle the puff pastry with gouda or mozzarella avoiding the edges.
  8. Add the sliced zucchini in a single layer and top with crumbled soft goat cheese.
  9. Sprinkle with dried oregano, dried thyme, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  10. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg wash.
  11. Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  12. Sprinkle with fresh lemon zest as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  13. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving garnished with fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon.


Storing: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 389.2 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g

Keywords: zucchini puff pastry tart