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easy tomato pie recipe

Easy Tomato Pie

  • Author: Bull Garlington
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


This easy tomato pie recipe is always a hit at the trailer park social. You can use canned tomatoes if you’re in a hurry or it’s January or something, but please do yourself a favor and find some fresh toms.


Units Scale
  • 1 9-inch store-bought flaky pie shell or one you’ve made from scratch.
  • 5 medium tomatoes, peeled and sliced. (This could be five Romas, 20 cherries, or most of a single Cuostraleé beefsteak, which is bigger than my head.)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced thinly. (Or an onion mix, but we’re being traditional here.)
  • 1 1/4 cup of shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°
  2. Layer the sliced tomatoes into a colander, seasoning them lightly between layers; let them rest no less than 10 minutes and no longer than one commercial break in Floribama.
  3. Layer some paper towels over your tomatoes then, using a wide bowl, gently — GENTLY — press them to squeeze out all that liquid. Don’t break the tomatoes. Remove the soggy paper, then use more dry paper to blot some more until the tomatoes are just about dry to the touch. (It’s a tomato; it’s never gonna be all the way dry.)
  4. Layer the tomatoes and the green onions in the pie shell, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper again ,TO YOUR TASTE, until you have a slight mound of tomato goodness.
  5. Combine one cup each of white and regular grated cheddar with mayonnaise.
  6. Spread this mixture on top of all the tomatoes and smooth it out to the edge of the pan
  7.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is dark golden brown with caramelized spots along the edges. Allow the pie to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing.


You can customize this recipe in all kinds of ways. I like an onion mix that has leeks and shallots in it. You can break up your tomatoes or even (shudder) dice them. You can also mix some onions in with the cheese you sprinkle on top. They get nice and brown, adding a thin streak of France into your Alabama pie.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: southern