If you have fresh tomatoes, you have to try this classic southern tomato pie recipe! Melted cheese, tons of flavor and a warm buttery topping make this a summer staple!
Years ago, after I’d lived in North Carolina, I was introduced to Tomato Pie. Even though I grew up in Florida, it was more tourist trap than “the south” so I am constantly discovering new to me dishes.
An y’all, I am telling you it is SO good and super easy to make! If you’re looking for a delicious way to enjoy tomatoes from your garden, the farmer’s market or the grocery store, this tomato pie is so satisfying!
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Tomato Pie Ingredients
You can make your own pie crust if you want, but I’ve found that deep dish frozen pie crusts work just fine.
You will also need your fresh tomatoes (local is best), mayo, green onions, salt and pepper, basil and a nice melty cheese. I’ve used mozzarella, provolone, and gruyere!
This last time, I forgot to buy mozzarella so I chopped up some provolone slices and it worked like a charm.
My point is, it’s ok to improvise. If you are out of fresh basil, use dried leaves or even a spice blend.
Once your filling is all diced up, simply mix it together.
Aside from the tomatoes, my favorite part of this pie is the buttery cracker topping. Yum!
Classic Tomato Pie
Pre-bake your crust according to the package instructions minus a few minutes. Then pat your tomato slices dry before stacking them up.
Add salt and pepper as you layer your slices.
Top the tomatoes with your filling and add the crumbled crackers and bake until done.
If you happen to have any leftovers, they make a delicious breakfast too but I wouldn’t count on having much leftover.
Tomato Pie Recipe
This Tomato Pie is seriously delicious and I can’t wait to make it again! My next mission is deciding what I would serve along with it.
How would you serve it?
For more easy recipes, check out these ideas:
- 1 Pillsbury Pie Crust
- 3-4 Tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup Mayo
- 2 cup Mozzarella (provolone and gruyere work well too)
- 1/2 tsp Basil
- 1/4 cup green onion
- 12 Townhouse or Ritz crackers
- 2 tbsp Butter
- Pre-bake pie crust according to package instructions
- Pat tomato slices dry and layer in crust with salt and pepper
- Mix together cheese, mayo, basil, and onion
- Spread Mixture over tomatoes
- Crumble 12 townhouse crackers and mix melted butter. Sprinkle on top.
- Cover and bake on 350 for 25 min
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 564mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g
Nutrition information is estimated and may vary based on products used. Please verify with your ingredients.
I would love to know your favorite tomato pie recipes and meal planning ideas. Feel free to leave them in the comments. And if you make this tomato pie, let me know. I hope you love it!
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