Saturday, June 22, 2013

{Tomato Pie} ain't no dessert

 Don't be fooled by the word PIE...cuz this ain't dessert!
This Tomato Pie goes great with just about anything. 
Pair it with Barbeque chicken, ribs, steaks, etc.
It's great for lunch with a salad as well. 

 Are you looking for a great side dish to use all those delicious homegrown tomatoes?
 The recipe calls for 3-5 sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and green onions 
(I used thinly sliced purple onions this time in mine)
Tip: after slicing tomatoes, I put mine on some paper towels to soak up the extra liquid, so that the pie doesn't get soggy.
 I use Pillsbury crust...shhhh!
Go ahead, knock yourself out and make your own dough,
or use a thawed frozen crust.
This pie sure goes fast around here! and it's NOT A DESSERT!

Tomato Pie

9" unbaked pie crust                               1/2 c. mayonnaise
3-5 ripe tomatoes, sliced                         8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
2 T. chopped basil                                       (or mixture of Monterey Jack
1/4 c. chopped green onions                         and cheddar cheeses)
(or any onions)                                        salt & pepper to taste

Heat oven to 425°. Bake pie crust for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 400°. Cover bottom of crust with tomato slices. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, basil, and onions. Combine cheese and 
mayo. (I like to be generous with both of these) Spread this mixture evenly over tomato slices to the edge of the pie crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Let cool a bit before serving. Enjoy!
Tomato Pie is a perfect addition to your next cookout, 
or for your Fourth of July celebration.

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  1. Thanks for this simple recipe. I do love some Tomato Pie. You might also try adding some bacon to that as well.

  2. Hi Janis! we love tomatoes, just about any way they can be cooked, or raw on sandwiches and in salads. Just hopping over to add you to my BlogLovin ;-)

  3. I literally JUST had one of these tonight for the first time and I am in love!!! I am pinning this and going to try and make it later this week.

  4. We have a restaurant in our town called The Tomato Pie Cafe. Your recipe looks just like their tomato pie - I'm gonna try it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Do you deliver? To Fort Worth? :)

  6. Looks so great! I can only imagine how great the basil will taste in there.

  7. This looks delicious! I have a ton of tomatoes and basil in the garden. I'll have to make this for a dinner side dish this week. I know hubby will love it.

  8. Thanks for the simply recipe! I tried it at home and my kids liked it a lot. :)

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