Tomato Galette

filed under: Bread · Food + Drink on August 26, 2019

Tomato Galette is the perfect combination of tomatoes and cheeses held together with a flaky galette. This rustic style recipe is enough to satisfy everyone at dinner or serve at your next brunch. For a definite summer vibe, pair this with my German Cucumber Salad.

Overhead View of Tomato Galette

Tomato Galette

It is the end of August, and the days are getting shorter around here. However, just because summer is coming to an end does not mean my desire for tomato recipes has lessened. I just shared my favorite Tomato and Corn Pie that was so incredibly delicious, I wanted to make all the tomato inspired recipes!

Ingredients When Assembling a Tomato Galette

What is Galette?

Galettes are a French pastry and similar to a pie or tart. They are free form and rustic in design. You don’t need any special tools or pans to make a galette and it truly is one of those recipes that anyone can make. I have used this recipe in my Blueberry Galette Dessert, and I wanted to try it in other ways.

Homemade Galette Dough

Yes, you could get by with buying a pie crust for your galette, but I encourage you to give this homemade recipe a chance. The dough can be made by hand or in a food processor. Just mix it up like you would mix up your favorite pie dough.

  • all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • butter, chilled and diced
  • cup ice water

Start by combining the flour and salt with a few pulses and then add cold cubed butter. Don’t worry about lumps of butter, they are good in galette dough. Add just enough water so the dough holds when pressed together. Roll the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and let it chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before you use it as the base of your Tomato Galette. This will be a perfect time to prepare the tomatoes.

Egg-wash on a Tomato and Cheese Galette

Tomato Galette Recipe

Preheat the oven to 400°F and make sure you have the following ingredients for the cheese and vegetable filling. This will be the deliciousness that you pile on the galette.

The cheese filling is not only delicious but is also is a barrier between the tomato and the crust, meaning the crust will stay wonderfully crisp and won’t be soggy.

Cheese Filling

  • Ricotta cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Romano cheese
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Scallion
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt
  • Zest of one lemon

Ingredients for Tomato Galette

Vegetable Filling

  • Heirloom Tomatoes: Heirloom tomatoes are tomatoes that use seeds that have been passed down from generation to generation. They are a bit heavier than other tomatoes, and they come in a variety of colors. They are more expensive because they are not mass-produced, but they are worth purchasing for the Tomato Galette.
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Egg Wash

  • Egg yolk
  • Splash of water

Piece cut out of a Tomato Galette

How to make Tomato Galette?

While the galette is chilling, prepare the tomatoes. With tomatoes in the name of this dish, you know they are important!

Here are step by step instructions to get your tomatoes ready for the Tomato Galette. You want to try and remove as much moisture as possible before baking, and here is a fast method for that!

  1. Slice the Heirloom tomatoes no more than 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  3. Season the tomatoes with salt. This will help remove any extra liquid from your tomatoes, and enhance the flavor!
  4. Place the salted tomatoes on the paper towels to let the salt work its magic and pull out any extra liquid from the tomatoes.
  5. Let the tomatoes sit for 20-30 minutes and blot any excess liquid with a dry paper towel. Then, add the salt, pepper, and olive oil to the tomatoes.

For the cheese filling,  mix the ricotta and cream cheese until it is well combined. Next, add the Romano cheese, garlic, olive oil, scallion, parsley, basil, and lemon zest.

Once the galette has been chilled for an hour, take out the dough and roll it into a 12-inch circle. Fold the dough in half, put it on a baking sheet, unfold it, and start loading on the cheese and tomatoes. The cheese filling goes on first. Use all of it, but make sure you pile it into the middle of your dough so there is room to fold the edges. On top of the cheese, layer the tomatoes and fold in the edge of the galette. Finally, mix the egg yolk and a splash of water to brush over the folded dough. Bake it for 35-40 minutes. The crust should be golden brown and the tomatoes will be tender. Try not to eat it all before you share it. But, now that you know how to make this, you can make another one!

Taking a pice of Tomato and Cheese Galette

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5 from 3 votes
Tomato Galette
Tomato Galette
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Dough Resting
1 hr

This cheesy tomato galette is loaded with flavor and had the most delicious buttery crust!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tomato Galette
Servings: 8
Calories: 483 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke -
Galette Dough
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cold water
Cheese Filling
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese crumbled
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup romano, cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
Vegetable Filling
  • 1-2 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Egg Wash
  • 1 egg yolk
  • splash water
Pie Dough
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Cut the butter into 1/2 into the flour mixture with fingers or a pastry blender.
  2. Sprinkle in the cold water and work the dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cheese Filling
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta and cream cheese until well combined.

  2. Add the Romano cheese, garlic, olive oil, scallion, parsley, basil and lemon zest.

Vegetable Filling
  1. Cut tomatoes and season with salt. Set them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels and allow them to sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Top with salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Assemble the Galette
  1. Roll the pie dough out into a rough 12-inch circle. Fold the dough in half, transfer to the prepared sheet pan, and unfold. Spread the cheese mixture evenly in the center leaving space on the edge for folding. Layer the tomatoes on top.

  2. Fold the edges of the galette (crust) to contain the filling, leaving the center uncovered.

  3. Mix together the egg yolk and a splash of water and brush over the exposed crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until crust is deeply golden and tomatoes are tender.

  4. Serve warm.

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  • Carol Nye says:

    I love summer tomatoes and this seems like something right up my alley!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Olga Marion says:

    I made your tomato galette. So good, so easy.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      So glad Olga!

  • Yvonne says:

    Could I use puff pastry!?

    • Amanda Rettke says:


  • Siobhan says:

    This recipe I wonderful – I made with homemade ricotta and homegrown heirloom tomatoes! Perfection.

  • Kevin says:

    Delicious! Using heirloom tomatoes from a local Farmer’s market.