Tomato Pie

This recipe is best served when tomatoes are at the height of season. Around my neighborhood I have lots of gardeners and they love to share their bounty. So if you havent canned your tomatoes into salsa or marinara give this tomato pie a try.

I know the name of this recipe kind of sounds funny.

Tomato Pie.

Apple, cherry, blueberry pie, but not tomato.

You will love this savory version.

Now remember, only use the homegrown kind if you can get them.

Those store-bought hothouse tomatoes will never do.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Now go and make that pie, make two and give one to a friend.

That’s what I am going to do.

To thank them for all those lovely tomatoes.

It gives new meaning to the word re gifting.

Don’t you think?

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Tomato Pie


4 tomatoes

1/2 cup basil leaves

1/2 cup chopped vidalia onion

1 deep dish pie shell

1 cup Monterrey jack cheese grated

1 cup cheddar cheese grated

1 cup Greek style yogurt

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Using a fork poke holes in the bottom of your pie plate. (This is called docking) Place in to a preheated oven and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

While your pie shell is cooking slice tomatoes thinly and layer in a colander in your sink. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain while your shell is cooking. You can also dab the tomatoes with a paper towel to get some of the excess water off of them. This is an important step because if you do not get most of the liquid out the bottom of your pie it will be soggy.

By now your pie plate should be removed from the oven. Allow it to cool for a little while while you make the topping. Combine the two cheeses and yogurt in a medium bowl.

Layer the tomatoes, basil and onion in the pie shell. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread your cheese and yogurt mixture on top of the tomatoes and allow to cook for 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

Cut into slices and serve warm.


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41 Responses to “Tomato Pie”

  1. #
    mamapoole — August 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Love tomato pie! Yes sounds funny but looks delicious!


  2. #
    Wendy Wofford-Garcia — August 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Great job, my friend! I would eat this straight from the pan…need to see if my farmers market has some good tomatoes available so I can give this a try!


  3. #
    Debra Eliotseats — August 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I don’t know of anyone who had a good crop of tomatoes. Definitely didn’t at the EE household. Those tomatoes look perfect and I first thought they were apples! This sounds delicious. Have a great week!


  4. #
    Jen @JuanitasCocina — August 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I am drooling! DROOLING! Gorgeous!


  5. #
    diabeticFoodie — August 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    My tomatoes didn’t do well this year either. Maybe I can find some at the farmers’ market this week. And, by the way, I’ll take some of those bread and butter pickles – my weakness!


  6. #
    Chelsea — August 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    What a beautiful pie! I can’t wait to try it!


  7. #
    Angie Barrett — August 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Those tomatoes are beautiful! It’s like a real pizza pie!!


  8. #
    Pacheco Patty — August 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I love the Greek style yogurt in your recipe, this tomato pie looks delicious! I’m pinning it to try with my tomatoes;-)


  9. #
    Lane — August 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I’m drooling that looks so good! Next year I’m going to give growing tomatoes a shot.


  10. #
    Renee Dobbs — August 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I think I would have a hard time sharing this pie. Oh my it looks so good!


  11. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — August 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    This is a seriously wonderful pie! Love the combination of flavors. Lovely pics!


  12. #
    Veronica Gantley — August 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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  13. #
    Conni MrsMamaHen Smith — August 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Mmmm, that looks so creamy and heavenly!!!!


  14. #
    Laura @ Family Spice — August 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Let’s commiserate together, okay? Last year we produced bushels of tomatoes. This year… 5. This tomato pie looks amazing!


  15. #
    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez — August 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Tomato Pie…and now even more so. This looks awesome.


  16. #
    Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories — August 27, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I’ve never had anything like this, but it looks so good!


  17. #
    Anne @ Webicurean — August 27, 2012 at 1:09 am

    mmm looks like some cheesy goodness to me!


  18. #
    Nicole @ The Daily Dish — August 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Veronica, this looks delicious – I really want to make this now. Fantastic dish for our #SundaySupper. Thank you for participating this week!


  19. #
    Amy Kim — August 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    This recipe reminds me of a Chicago deep dish pizza! This is a genius idea!


  20. #
    Sarah — August 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Your tomato pie reminds me of a Chicago style pizza. yummmm! Looks fabulous! Sorry to hear about your unfruitful garden. Mine didn’t do so well last year so I didn’t plant anything this year.


  21. #
    Family Foodie — August 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    This tomato pie looks incredible! I can’t wait to try this fabulous recipe!


  22. #
    Tara — August 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    This looks so good, I love tomatoes, actually just worked my way through 80 lbs. this weekend!!


  23. #
    Laura Hunter — August 28, 2012 at 7:01 am

    So I have to say that I love tomatoes and I am so proud that my 1 year old daughter has followed in my footsteps and adores them too. I have more tomatoes to harvest from my plants soon and this sounds like an amazing way to highlight the fantastic flavour of fresh tomatoes. Thanks!


  24. #
    Cindys Recipes — August 29, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I love tomato pie!


  25. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 29, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Oh yum, what a great use of those gorgeous tomatoes!


  26. #
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — August 29, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Veronica, your pie looks incredible! I rarely ever eat savoury pies but I just might so that I can try this recipe. My mom has an amazing backyard garden and she’s always giving me tomatoes. Now I know what to do with them instead of the regular old boring salads.


  27. #
    More paper Than Shoes — August 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Just foujd your blog! Let me just say you make me very hungry..LOL. This is so good! I will have to try it 🙂


  28. #
    Mama.Mommy.Mom. — August 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I’m ashamed that I 1) Live in the South 2) Garden 3) Love cheese and I’ve never had tomato pie. I must remedy that before I can’t get local tomoatoes…

    Yours looks great!

    Jamie @


  29. #
    Sarah Reid — August 31, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Love that this version doesnt use mayo, my mom loves Greek yogurt so I’ve definitely got this on my radar!


  30. #
    Linda@There and Back Again — July 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I have wanted to make a tomato pie for ages, and this one sounds delicious!


  31. #
    Vicki Bensinger — August 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I made a to ago pie last year for the first time and it came out horrible. The only thing I did different was use mayo Instead of yogurt. It seemed to separate. Did you se full fat Greek yogurt or no fat?

    Yours is beautiful. I think I will try again with your recipe. Hopefully it won’t be so watery. I did leave the tomatoes out to drain as well. Thanks for sharing.


  32. #
    vgantley — August 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I have made it with mayo and mine didn’t separate. I am not sure why it would do that. Yeah try the yogurt and tell me how you liked it.


  33. #
    Dina — August 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve never heard of tomato pie but it sounds yummy, esp. with all that cheese!


  34. #
    Mark Aronstein — August 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    There is a restaurant (actually, two) in central Pennsylvania called Tomato Pie Cafe’ where their specialty is, of course, this, and needless to say, if they name their restaurant after it, it’s amazingly good. Seriously. If you can stomach all the dairy, you’ll love it. And, yes, use good tomatoes that you’d be willing to eat by themselves.

    Thanks for the recipe!


  35. #
    Cabell — July 16, 2014 at 9:43 am

    This pie was delicious! I would recommend slightly sautéing the onions though before putting them in the pie. The onions came out a bit too pungent and were crunchy. But otherwise this recipe is heavenly! I love that you replaced the traditional mayonnaise with the greek yogurt. It gave it a great zing that most other pies lack.


  36. #
    Benaiah S. Benker — March 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This looks delicious! I bet you could add anything you want in addition to those tomatoes– like peppers, or when it’s not Friday in Lent, maybe some sweet Italian sausage meat. I definitely will give this a try Veronica!


  37. #
    Mary Lindsay Sherrill — July 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Yum! I am going to make this tonight with my heirloom tomatoes, lettuce leaf basil, raw milk cheese, and some bacon in a homemade whole wheat pie crust! I was curious to see if you’ve ever made it with plain yogurt that is not Greek style? Should I add an egg to make up for the runniness of the yogurt? Thanks for the recipe!!



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