Tomato Pie with Cheese & Pesto
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

There are some dishes that just scream All American like apple pie, hot dogs & hamburgers, BBQ, and in my family, tomato pie! 

Course: Main Course, Pie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Donya |
  • 4-5 large tomatoes
  • 1 pie shell
  • 1/3 cup of thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese - shredded
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese - grated
  • 4-5 large basil leaves - sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup good quality mayo - not salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Slice 4-5 tomatoes with skin on and place on paper towels to drain - about an hour or longer if you have time.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out pie dough and place in pie or tart pan and trim edges. Prick pie shell to prevent rising. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for about 20 min.
  3. Layer onion on bottom of pie shell then sprinkle on grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese to form an even layer.
  4. Spread pesto over cheeses.
  5. Layer half the tomatoes over pesto in a circular pattern overlapping.
  6. Mix mayo with grated cheddar cheese and spread on top of tomatoes.
  7. Sprinkle on fresh basil.
  8. Layer remaining tomatoes over basil.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes minutes. If the edges get brown early, put a pie ring on top or use a homemade one made out of tinfoil.
  10. Remove pie from oven and sprinkle on additional Parmesan cheese.
  11. Allow pie to rest at least 30 minutes, sprinkle on basil, slice and serve.