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Caprese Tartlets

Caprese Tartlets

Crisped little bread shells are filled with a savory cream cheese filling and topped with juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar.  These Caprese Tartlets are the perfect little finger food for your next gathering!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24 Tartlets
Calories 42kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 6 Slices White bread
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Cream cheese ,softened
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 20-30 Cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounce ball Fresh mozzarella ,thinly sliced and quartered
  • Mixture of balsamic vinegar and olive oil for drizzling ,optional
  • About 8 fresh basil leaves ,chiffonade


  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Set a mini muffin tin aside.
  • Remove crusts from bread and using a rolling pin roll over bread several times to flattened.
  • Cut into quarters. Brush both sides of bread with olive oil and press into mini muffin tin.
  • Set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese, garlic, dried basil and salt and pepper using a fork.
  • Spoon about 1/2 tsp into the bottom of each tart. Bake for 12-13 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with a piece of mozzarella, one or two slices of tomato and basil.
  • Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar if desired.


Serving: 1tartlet | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.4mg