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The Best Tomato Pie Recipe | Quick & Easy

We present to you the easiest way to use up all of your tasty tomato harvest – Tomato Pie. 

Tomato Pie may sound a little strange, but we assure you this will have summer shining through every pore. This recipe is a staple in the south, specifically Tennessee – combining a luscious decadence of cheese with the juicy, fresh bites of tomatoes. 

And I will say, the human tendency to combine tomatoes, fresh herbs with cheese and bread, simply is unmatched. Give this combination a try!

The Best Tomato Pie Recipe | Quick & Easy

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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A flavorful combination of Tomatoes, Cheese, and basil, is sure to delight even the toughest to please.


  • 10 vine-ripe tomatoes, chopped into cubes

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced 

  • 1 tsp. freshly picked thyme

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1⁄4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • One bunch of fresh basil leaves

  • 1⁄2 cup cream cheese

  • 1⁄2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1⁄2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese 

  • 2 large Roma or heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced and blotted dry with paper towels


  • Preheat your oven to 375°
  • We’re going to keep it simple with the pie crust – Enter Pillsbury Doughboy. Cook that bad boy up and let it cool.
  • Now to the tomatoes: Dice half of the tomatoes and put them in a bowl with a dash of salt and a dash of sugar. Set aside.
  • Take the other half of the diced tomatoes and put them on a sheet pan with the thyme, salt, and olive oil to roast for 30-35 minutes or until a little bit browned.
  • Caramelize your onions by sautéing them over medium heat and stirring constantly.
  • Mix the diced tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, and caramelized onion together and place it in the already cooked pie crust.
  • Mix your cheeses all together.
  • Top the tomato and pie crust with the cheese mixture, as well as freshly cut heirloom tomatoes, and roast in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Bon appetit!

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