Three cheese tomato pie recipe

The idea of a tomato pie is not my original idea by any means. Last week a fellow blogger, Sweet Jeanette, posted her recipe for this wonderfullly flavored dish, perfect for summertime. I was a bit inspired to change it up a bit since I didn’t want to use mayonaise so I thought a bit and “Italian-ized” the recipe she shared. Please be sure to pay Jeanette a visit as she is a very sweet lady who takes time each Tuesday to pray for any requests that you leave in her comment form. Sweet for sure!

Three Cheese Tomato Pie

5-6 tomatoes, sliced and let drain on paper towels for 10 minutes

1 pie crust-I used store bought

1 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated or shredded parmesan

salt and pepper

10 fresh basil leaves torn

1 egg

Pre-bake pie shell according to directions until just about done. Layer in sliced tomatoes and sprinkle with salt, pepper and torn basil leaves. Mix the egg, ricotta and mozzarella and spread over the tomatoes. Sprinkle the parmesan on top. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350 or until top is brown but the crust is not burning.

I took this to a luncheon yesterday and everyone wanted the recipe! It was gobbled up fast. Simple and tasty. I loved it so much that I bought more tomatoes, until mine are ripe for harvesting, and will make another one for my husband to enjoy tonight.

15 thoughts on “Three cheese tomato pie recipe

  1. yum! i will have to try this one….Sam went to a friends house years ago and said they had tomato pie for dinner….had no idea what he was talking about…
    Thanks for the recipe

  2. Oh this sounds wonderful!!! I’m definitely going to have to try your version of my tomato pie! I love the fact you used fresh herbs! I don’t know why I never thought of using ricotta cheese as a substitute for the mayo – you go girl!!! Thanks for the sweet mention too!

    jeanette from

    • I’m glad it meets with your approval. I used to make a tomato pie more like yours years ago and had forgotten all about it. Then I saw your recipe and I was challenged to change it up a bit. Let me know how it turns out for you.

    • I hope you do try it out and let me know what you think. It’s on my menu for tonight since we didn’t get enough of it the other day. Thanks for coming by today.

  3. Hi Michelle, I’m loving your blog! I’ve linked to it in my recent post over here…

    I now live in Malaysia, having upped and left the “confines” of the UK, and I absolutely adore the food that is served here in the local hawker food stalls – its delightful! But its fantastic to get back to some of the western delights such as those I see you are writing about on your blog here.

    Asian Food Channel (which I watch for hours almost every day) very often feature Anthony Bourdin and Jamie Oliver among many others who are totally passionate about Italian cooking. So its even more of a ‘culinary delight’ to be reading up on your own blog!

    Thanks indeed Michelle!


    • Joseph,
      Thanks for coming by. I see you are also linking up with Tia from Biz Chick Blogs. She is great! I’ll be sure to take a look around your blog in a bit. Thanks for the link and great words. I have a brother who lives in South Korea at the moment so it’s neat to hear from another living abroad.

  4. I am making this for the second time, although Caleb informs me he does not like tomatos and will not be eating any. *sigh* where did we go wrong with that boy?? Lol

    • Dear daughter, I have hope for that boy some day. I was picky as a child so I know how he feels. One day he’ll eat nothing but Italian food to make up for lost years.

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