Cheesy tomato basil pie is a summer staple at my house. I always make two: one for me and one to give away. Use fat-free mayonnaise to cut down on oiliness (and calories!).

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Press pie crust into a 9-inch pan or glass pie plate; fold excess dough under and press to form a thick edge. Cover edges with foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over the bottom. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Drain tomato wedges in a colander or on paper towels. Arrange tomato wedges in the pie shell. Sprinkle basil and garlic on top.

  • Combine remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Spread evenly over tomatoes; do not spread onto crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden and bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes. Cover edges with a ring of foil to keep from overcooking if needed. Garnish pie with whole basil leaves and serve warm.

Editor's Note:

The directions for prebaking the crust are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 18.8g; carbohydrates 34g; fat 23.9g; cholesterol 31.5mg; sodium 790.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
As a classically trained Chef (retired) the only change was I made my own crust. I must say though the premade store crusts are quite good. Everything was spot on and my guests really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone. Very elegant. Less is more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
As a classically trained Chef (retired) the only change was I made my own crust. I must say though the premade store crusts are quite good. Everything was spot on and my guests really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone. Very elegant. Less is more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2018
I Made this today and Yummmmmm. I added red onion sliced thin Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2019
We were running out of mayonnaise, so I substituted with a spreadable cream cheese. I also used mostly fresh mozzarella, which may have added too much moisture. Still tasted pretty good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2020
Me and my family loved it I add it so ground Italian sausage was delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2019
I have made it twice now.. first time it was pretty soggy but delicious. Second time I was much more vigilant in getting the tomatoes dry and took the suggestion of adding a little flour. Wonderful and I highly recommend it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2019
This recipe makes the Best Tomato Pie!! Have made it every week with our tomatoes, never gets old. Full of flavor and ease of making it is great. Browns beautiful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2019
I made this tonight since I had an abundance of fresh garden tomatoes and it is so good! I didn't really measure anything...kind of "eyeballed" it...but it came out absolutely delicious! And I even used dried herbs instead of fresh! You could customize it to your taste (adding meat spinach onions or whatever) but it great "as is." Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2020
I absolutely loved it! I wouldn't change a thing! Read More
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