Tomato Pie

Linda Wasko

By
@Linda105

It's that time of year. Fresh tomatoes from the farmers market, or, if you're lucky, from your own garden. The first time I heard about this pie, it sounded very strange. It was really good, though. Of course I added some bacon and garlic and mozzarella cheese. I found another recipe for this but didn't care for it as much. However, I did steal the croutons idea from that one. And changed to flavored instead of plain. It's awesome. Extremely flavorful and gets requested for every picnic we go to. WAIT A MINUTE!!!!! Do you think that's why I get invited? Enjoy!!

Rating:
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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1
9 inch pie shell
1 1/2 c
flavored croutons. i like to use the garlic and herb flavored.
5 or 6
plum tomatoes, peeled and diced. you want a nice tomato base, so use more or less depending on size of tomato
4
green onions - sliced to preferred thickness. use the white and the green parts. if you don't have green onion, regular will work. just dice very small.
1 c
bacon - fried crispy and chopped
fresh basil to taste or dried basil to taste
2 or 3 clove
garlic - minced (i use more, but i really love garlic)
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 c
light mayonnaise - not salad dressing
1/2 c
cheddar jack cheese
1/2 c
mozzarella cheese

Step-By-Step

1Blind bake the pie shell on 425 f until light brown.
2Place croutons in a baggie and break into smaller pieces with a mallet. Then spread in bottom of pie crust. They will absorb excess juices from the tomatoes plus add additional flavor.
3Spread the diced tomatoes over the croutons.
4Sprinkle salt and pepper, crushed garlic, basil, oregano, onions and bacon over the tomatoes.
5Mix mayo with the cheeses and spread over the top to the edges.
6You can toss some additional bacon and onion on top for presentation.
7Bake at 350 f for approximately 25 minutes. When the top is nice and golden, it's done.
8Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes then dig in. It's wonderful when warm, but just as good at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #tomato-fresh