Tomato Pie Recipe
Fresh Grown Tomatoes Make The Best Tomato Pie
A Combination of Tomato Pie Recipes
Yummy! I took the Tomato Pie Recipes from three friends and combined "this" from one and "that" from another. The Tomato Pie sure was good and easy to make! Thank you to my friends for sharing their recipes and helpful hints. I needed all the help I could get! I have included these "Helpful Hints for making your Tomato Pie" below the recipe.
I was first introduced to Tomato Pie about 12 years ago so I am really not sure how long the recipe has been around. When I first created this page, it was actually my first time to make it but I had eaten it many times before.
Here is the Tomato Pie Recipe as I made it and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Let me know how you make Tomato Pie. Since I first created this page, I have made this Tomato Pie Recipe numerous times and it never fails to be delicious!
The good thing about this Tomato Pie Recipe is that you can get creative and add other ingredients, too. I usually make two at a time and share one with a friend (and then wished that I had kept it for myself).
Photo: Fresh Tomato Photo made by OhMe in my kitchen. I love to put the fresh tomatoes in the window and watch them ripen. I love to pick them from the garden and eat them when they are warm from the sun.
Tomato Pie Recipe
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Tomato Pie Recipe
This Tomato Pie Recipe is a combination of several Tomato Pie recipes that my friends shared. I hope you enjoy. Be creative and share with me your own version in the guestbook below. Thanks
Ingredients for Tomato Pie
- 4 diced tomatoes
- 1 deep dish pie crust - 9 inch
- 1 cup finely chopped onion (You might want to saute the onions first)
- 1 pkg of Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 cup mayonaise
- 1 cup grated cheese (I use Sharp Cheddar)
- Follow the directions for pre-baking pie crust. Pierce with fork on sides and bottom before baking.
- Dice Tomatoes and place on cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then rinse and pat dry. This will keep the pie from being too runny.
- Layer 1/2 of diced tomatoes in pie crust and top with 1/2 of diced onions and sprinkle with 1/3 Italian Dressing Mix. Note: We only use 1/2 the pkg of Seasoning Mix just because we don't like it as strong
- Combine the remaining Dressing Mix with Mayo and grated cheese for the icing and spread over the top..
- Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
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This Tomato Pie Recipe can be varied so don't be afraid to get creative!
Ingredients for Tomato Pie for your shopping list:
- 3 or 4 ripe tomatoes diced
- 1 - 9 in pie shell (of course, you can make your own pie crust if you want to)
- 1 c finely diced onion or 2 green onions chopped,
- 1 pkg of Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix or a mixture of your favorite fresh herbs.
Note: Most of the time I just use 1/2 pkg,Salt and Pepper,1 c mayonnaise,1 c grated cheddar cheese. I must say that I like my Tomato Pie better than most I have tasted in restaurants.
Almost Ready for the Oven!
Next, you will need to prepare your tomatoes and onions for your Tomato Pie
3 tomatoes if they are large, 4 if they are smaller
While your pie crust is pre-baking,do the following:I always peel my tomatoes before dicing but this is a personal preference. I have never tried this Tomato Pie Recipe with canned tomatoes but may have to do that this winter. I think it would be great with the canned seasoned diced tomatoes. I know that many people don't peel their tomatoes but we do.Spread your diced tomatoes on a baking sheet,salt and let sit for several minutes.Then rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
Note: This helpful hint was on my friend's recipe that she got from Grits and Groceries Restaurant Website
Layer 1/2 of the tomatoes topped with1/2 of the onions (some people like to sauté their onions first) and sprinkle with1/3 of the Italian Dressing Mix, Add another layer with the remaining tomatoes and onions and sprinkle that with 1/3 of the dressing mix.One of my friends likes to add extra Oregano,Basil, and other spices.
The Tomato Knife - Do you have a Tomato Knife? - Slice your tomatoes using a good Tomato Knife
We always peel our tomatoes but I know a lot of folks don't do that. We do use a tomato knife and it really makes a big difference. Of course, it always helps to soak your tomatoes prior to peeling. That makes it a lot easier and the peels almost slip off. The tomato knife is a must especially if you are peeling a lot of tomatoes for canning. The knife also makes slicing much, much easier and does such a wonderful job. We did not have a Tomato Knife for a long time and then got one. Now, I don't know how we managed without it.
Now for the Icing of your Tomato Pie
Spread this topping all over the top of the pie, add salt and pepper
Ice with the mixture of grated cheese,mayonnaise and remaining dressing mix.I have found that Sharp Cheddar is betterfor cooking than Extra Sharp.The Extra Sharp seems to get grainy. My sister made it using the shredded 3 cheese pkg and said it was very good. That's a good thing about this recipe. You can be creative.
Bake your Tomato Pie at 350 degrees until Golden Brown - Cheese should be bubbly and onions cooked
Photo Above: Someone Got Into My Pie
Mine was still a little runny but still tasted great. My hubby said, "That's right tasty!" You can see a section of the done pie looks a little different. That is because I cut it before it was completely done. I just had to go ahead and eat the cut portion! Sorry about that! I guess the saying "Patience is a Virtue, is true!"
A different Tomato Pie Recipe found on Cooking Up A Story - Cooking Up A Story is a show about people, food and sustainable living
Thank you to Rebecca Gerendasy for giving me permission to add this video to my lens. Please visit Cooking Up A Story Cooking Up a Story, strives to build communities around the many important and interconnected issues that involve food and sustainability. We produce three shows about people, food, and sustainable living: Stories consists of documentary shorts about farmers, artisan producers, and others; FOOD NEWS features interviews with experts on the science, politics, and culture of food; and Cooking Fresh showcases food enthusiasts as they demonstrate how to cook fresh seasonal foods.
There are many versions of Tomato Pie Recipes
Italian Tomato Pie
- Italian Tomato Pie
Check out this Italian Tomato Pie recipe and Charlino has a printable Recipe Card on this page just for you.
Tiny Tomato Tarts Recipe on Southern Living - Southern Living has some great Recipes
This Tiny Tomato Tarts Recipe is so good and easy. It calls a can petite diced tomatoes so it can be made year round. These are wonderful appetizers. My friend brought some of these to our home for appetizers are we all enjoyed them very much.
Tomato Tarts Recipe
- Tiny Tomato Tarts Recipe
A friend brought these Tiny Tomato Tarts to our home for an appetizer and they were a big hit.
Tomato Pie by Donna Preeper
Friends shared their Tomato Pie story and photo!
Thank you, Donna and Earl Preeper
"Hi Nancy Thanks for the link to the tomato pie recipe. We have lots of tomatoes and that was a perfect recipe to use some, plus I had never tried a tomato pie. I did not have a pkg of the Italian dressing mix, so I used fresh basil,thyme and rosemary from my herb garden. I also watched the video from your link(cooking up a story) and used the caramelized onion idea to top the pie. That made it very tasty. I then just top the onions off with mozzarella. Thanks again for the link. Donna
PS we ate the entire pie except for 2 slices! Em em good"
Note: Earl is the owner of Alpha-Dog Dog Obedience Training and he has been working with us and our Bulldog, Bruno! We sure have learned a lot.
A Facebook Friend Shares Her Tomato Pie Photo - Thank you, Lynne!
I hope you and your family enjoy this Tomato Pie as much as we do! - I am always ready for the tomatoes to ripen in the garden because this means that it is tim
There is nothing like friends who share from their garden! - Thank you!
Want to share your Tomatoes or Tomato Pie Recipe?
We have always been so fortunate to have friends who share their garden with us. We usually have a small garden but never turn down anything that anyone wants to give us.
I would love to hear how you make Tomato Pie as well as other Tomato Recipes.I have never made this in the winter with canned tomatoes but may have to try it this winter and will let you know how it taste. Please sign my guestbook.