Classic Southern Tomato Pie

Classic Southern Tomato Pie.  If you even remotely like tomatoes or pizza; you have to try this classic southern tomato pie!  This is a summer staple around our house.  My oldest daughter and I can eat tomato pie for breakfast, lunch or supper!  I’ve even been known to add a few eggs and turn it into a tomato quiche for brunch.

Classic Southern Tomato Pie

Being from the south, I was born with a love for home grown tomatoes.  I usually choose Roma tomatoes for tomato pie because they don’t tend to lose as much moisture, thus not creating a soggy pie.  This pie is perfect even if you don’t love tomatoes.  It’s not as “tomato-y” as you might think.  I would challenge you to try it, if you like pizza and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does 😀

Classic Southern Tomato Pie

Gather your ingredients:

  • 10 medium Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 8 green onions, diced
  • 10 fresh, medium basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 deep dish pie crusts

Get to baking!

  • Poke holes in the bottom of the pie shells with a fork and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 10 minutes
  • While the pie shells are baking, prepare tomatoes, basil, and onions.
  • Mix mayonnaise and cheeses in a large bowl
  • Once the pie shells are finished baking, sprinkle each shell with 1 Tbsp of corn starch each then layer each shell with 1/4 sliced tomatoes.
  • Next layer 1/4 onions and basil on top of tomatoes in each pie shell and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle each pie with 1 Tbsp of corn starch each.  Be sure to sprinkle the corn starch evenly across each entire pie.  This helps soak up the juice from the tomatoes and create a more stiff pie.
  • Next, layer each shell with remaining tomato slices divided evenly between pies.
  • Layer remaining basil and onions divided equally between pies and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the cheese mixture between each pie until each pie is evenly covered and all of the topping has been used.
  • Place both pies on a cookie sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • ENJOY!

* * Helpful hint * * I always cover the edges of the pies with aluminum foil before baking, this keeps the edges of the pie shell from burning.

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10 Replies to “Classic Southern Tomato Pie”

  1. We love Tomato Pie here at the cottage, it is a great dish and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I have never heard of this dish before, but I am a huge tomato lover, and I just have to try this! I pinned it, and thanks for sharing with us at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Party!

  3. I remember when I first moved to South Carolina and my sister-in-law told me about the amazing tomato pie she had. I thought she was crazy….then I tried it! Yum! I’ve never tried it with green onions before, might be good.

  4. This would be awesome to try for Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for linking up to the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you again next week!
    Kate |

  5. This recipe looks AWESOME! I’ve bookmarked it and I think I’ll go ahead and put it in my recipe book. I’m a huge fan of anything in a pie shell, and lately I’ve been obsessing over tomatoes so this looks perfect 🙂 Love your site, now I’m off to explore more of it!

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