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tomato casserole

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Emma Chapman
Jackson, GA

Tomato Pie is really a savory tomato casserole. I first had it at Mary Mac's Tea Room on Ponce DeLeon Avenue in Atlanta. The recipe was not in their cookbook and I asked to have the cook come to my table. She wrote the recipe in the book for me. Needless to say she did not give me all the details. I have researched and come up with the full recipe. It never fails to bring rave reviews whenever I serve it. Everyone wants the recipe. This is easy to divide and use a smaller dish.

(5 ratings)
yield 14 -15
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tomato casserole

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    sweet onions, sliced paper thin
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 1/2 c
    ritz cracker crumbs
  • 2 can
    (28 oz) each diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    grated extra sharp cheese
  • 1 1/2 c
    shaved parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, dried

How To Make tomato casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375F.
  • 2
    Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with olive oil or butter.
  • 3
    Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add onions. Cook stirring occasionally until soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 6
    Crush Ritz crackers in the sleeve or in a food processor. Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs for the topping.
  • 7
    Place half of the remaining crumbs in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • 8
    Pour 1 can diced tomatoes with juice over the Ritz cracker crumbs.
  • 9
    Layer half of the sauteed onions on top of the tomatoes.
  • 10
    Add remaining tomatoes and onions.
  • 11
    Sprinkle remainging half of the cracker crumbs over the tomato-onion mixture.
  • 12
    In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and basil.
  • 13
    Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the top and sprinkle on the reserved 1/2 cup cracker crumbs.
  • 14
    Bake for about 50 minutes or until mixture begins to brown and is slightly bubbling around the edge.