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Shrimp and goat cheese tarts on a wooden board

Shrimp and Goat Cheese Tarts

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 157kcal
Shrimp and Goat Cheese Tartlets! They're such an elegant and delicious appetizer for any party. Puff pastry rounds topped with tomatoes, feta, and tomatoes... simple yet so delicious!
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  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 ounces quality garlic and herb goat cheese
  • 20 cooked shrimp tails cut off


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, thyme, and green onion. Stir until combined; set aside.
  • On a floured surface, unroll puff pastry sheets (thawed according to package instructions). Cut each sheet into 5-6 circles per sheet (I used the top of a cocktail glass to make my circles). Place the circles onto the baking sheet.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the edge of each circle about a half-inch in. This will allow the pastry to bake up around the toppings.
  • Fill each circle with 1-2 tablespoons of the tomato mixture, depending on the size of your circles. Stay within the scored lines.
  • Top with a slice of goat cheese, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Pastry will begin to puff up but will not yet be browned.
  • Remove from oven. Top each tart with 1-2 shrimp and return to the oven.
  • Continue cooking for another 5 minutes, or until shrimp is warmed and pastry is completely cooked. Serve warm or cold.


Becky's Top Tips

  • You can use frozen shrimp, thawed. Deveined, headless shrimp are a convenient choice.
  • Make sure to score the edge of the puff pastry circles before baking - this allows the pastry to rise.
  • You can use a cocktail glass or a biscuit cutter to cut out the pastry circles evenly.
  • Garlic and herb-flavored goat cheese adds a great herby punch.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg