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How To Make An Italian Tomato Pie

Updated on February 13, 2015

Tomato Pie Italiano

The pie is made with fresh garden tomatoes, onion, and green pepper. Everyone I know who has tried it, loves it. The Italian Tomato Pie is easy to assemble, economical to make, and the results are delicious.

For your convenience, this recipe is printable so you can take it to your kitchen with you.

Organic Greenhouse Red On-The-Vine Tomatoes, Fresh Produce, 1 pound
Organic Greenhouse Red On-The-Vine Tomatoes, Fresh Produce, 1 pound

Fresh ingredients make a big difference when making a pie. Vine tomatoes are my favorite.

Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4-6


  • (1) Pie crust
  • (3) Tomatoes (Roma or any medium vine ripe tomatoes)
  • (1) Sweet Onion
  • (1) Green Pepper
  • Basil (Dried or Fresh)
  • 1/3 Cup Hellman's Mayo
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup Shredded Parmesan or Romano or Pecorino cheese
  • Kosher Salt

Large sweet onions are my favorite all purpose onion.

Unbaked Italian Tomatoe Pie
Unbaked Italian Tomatoe Pie | Source


  1. 1. Line pie pan with one single pie crust. Prick crust at random with a fork. Bake in 425 degree oven for ten minutes. (Pie crust can be home made or store bought.)
  2. 2. While crust is being prepared, slice onion, tomatoes, and green peppers, and set aside.
  3. 3. Mix mayo with grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. 4. Remove pie crust from oven to cool. Drop oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  5. 5. Layer vegetables onto pie crust: Thin layer of onion, thin layers of green peppers, thin layers of tomatoes. Top tomatoes with a sprinkle of basil and kosher salt, and continue onto the next layer until the veggies fill the crust. (You can save a couple of stray slices to decorate your pie if you like.).
  6. 6. With a spoon or spatula, spread the top of the pie with the mayo-Parmesan cheese mixture. Spread from center of pie to edge of pie crust. Sprinkle the top pie with shredded cheese, and lightly press onto the mayo cheese topping. Decorate with left over odd pieces of tomato or green pepper, if desired.
  7. 7. Bake at 405 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes, when top begins to turn a golden brown. Insert knife in the center of pie, if it comes out clean, the pie is done.
  8. NOTE: Not in a hurry? This pie can be baked for a longer time in a lower temperature oven. Bake at 350 degrees for about forty five minutes. Pie crust will not burn if you protect the circumferaance of the pie with a strip of aluminum foil.)
  9. This pie is sure to be a favorite.

The best way to compliment the Italian Pie, is with a fresh, crisp, sweet green pepper.

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Betty Crocker Pie Crust Mix, 11 oz (Pack of 12)
Betty Crocker Pie Crust Mix, 11 oz (Pack of 12)

A convenient and easy way to prepare pie crust.

Italian Tomatoe Pie - The Last Piece
Italian Tomatoe Pie - The Last Piece

The Last Piece Of Pie

I always believed my variation of the tomato pie recipe was good, but when a friend stopped over and ate almost an entire pie (left one piece), that pretty much confirmed it. I had to laugh when he told me that I "found the way to a man's heart."

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to consider my recipe for your collection. I would love to hear from other tomato pie lovers, and welcome your variation of this treasured recipe.

© 2011 Tonie Cook

Do you like tomato pie? - It is a pleasure to share my recipe with you.

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      Ana 5 years ago

      I have never tried tomato pie, but after reading your lens, I think I will:) Great recipe:) Thanks for sharing it:)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Yes, am making one right now! I love how easy and versatile it is. Thanks for your recipe!

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      dpgibble 5 years ago

      We live on tomato pie during tomato season and use a recipe remarkably similar to yours except we add bacon (panchetta in the old country.)

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      APackageAtTheDoor 6 years ago

      Interesting, never had this growing up, but it looks really good. Thanks!

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      Arthur Russ 6 years ago from England

      Never tried it, never heard of it; but it does sound scrumptious.

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      I've never had a tomato pie, but it does look and sound yummy. I'm going to bookmark this so I can make it once it cools down enough to use the oven. I'm looking forward to eating it.

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      VBright 6 years ago

      I've never heard of it, but it sounds interesting! I probably would not use that much onion, though. Great recipe!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I've never had a tomato pie and this one looks delicious! Will be making it very soon. Have all of the ingredients except the pie crust.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I will have to try your variation of Tomato Pie. In fact, I am making one tomorrow. It was fun to see my Tomato Pie Recipe featured on the sidebar here. Thank you.

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I've never tried tomato pie, but it looks yummy!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks delicious! I have never tried one,but I'd love to.Blessed by a Squidoo Angel-Have a great day!

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      MikeyMoran LM 6 years ago

      Looks interesting!

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      BestPressureCookers 6 years ago

      Hmm.. I love tomatoes, but I wonder how many points that is.. Looks great

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      hottmomma 6 years ago

      My mom is trying to go vegetarian, so im definitely gonna make this for her!!

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      fitnessmaster1 6 years ago

      I really like Italian food and this tomato pie looks great, i will try this recipe.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      looks and sounds great

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      It looks and sounds delicious! Blessing this lens!

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      Maurice Glaude 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      We have giant tomatoes growing in our home garden. Been looking for a recipe so they don't go to waste. Never heard of a pie like this. Willing to give it a try. Thanks

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      First I wanna say...Mmm! Loved the rustic look of your crust...seriously is one of my challenges in the kitchen. Always looking for ways to eat well without meat and this recipe just got printed because I know the farm market is going to have fresh tomatoes this week. Thanks for sharing your nom-nom recipe with us. *Recipe angel blessed today!

      PS I think you can drill deeper into the recipe topic...perhaps main dish or vegetarian :)