Summer Tomato Pie

4.56 from 9 votes

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 This summer tomato pie is everything that summer should be: Easy, light, and out of this world delicious.

Tomato pie on a plate with fresh tomato salad
This simple summer lunch is perfect for any time of the year.

What is this?

Summer has long been my favorite time of the year. Great weather, long weekends at the lake, and fresh tomatoes from our local farmers market.

Here in Wisconsin, we truly have to wait all summer long until the tomatoes are ripe and ready, but I must say that these seasonal plump and juicy reds are worth the wait.

We have featured fresh summer tomatoes in several recipes that you really should check out if you haven’t already seen them.

A jar of tomatoes marinating with basil
These Marinated Farmers Market Tomatoes showcase the taste of summer.

Every year when my favorite season rolls around, I pick a favorite recipe from our kitchen.

In past years the honor has gone to such mouthwatering favorites as our Sweet and Savory Grilled Eggplant,  our Baked Zucchini Parmesan, and our Arugula Pesto Pasta.

This summer, I could not be happier to present to you this Summer Tomato Pie Recipe.

A tomato pie with basil garnish
Take the easy way out and use a store-bought crust for this easy summer recipe.

What’s so special about this summer tomato pie? Other than the crust, there are just five ingredients!

What’s in it?

  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Basil
  • Cheese
  • Mayonnaise

I’m getting older, and I’m learning that sometimes it is O.K. to take short cuts in the kitchen.

We’ve got a great recipe for pie crust, but I took the easy way out and picked up a store-bought one.

What kind of tomatoes should I use for tomato pie?

I use Roma tomatoes in this recipe, but you can use whatever variety that you have on hand. Just do yourself a favor and make sure they are garden fresh.

Be sure and let your tomatoes drain, after they are sliced or chopped up, this will help prevent a soggy bottom in this pie. Also, err on the side of a longer baking time, to help ensure the crust is fully cooked, a good 40 minutes in a hot oven should do the trick.

Make this tomato pie recipe ASAP, and you will quickly realize why it is my favorite recipe from this summer!

Dan from Platter Talk standing in the kitchen.


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Summer Tomato Pie

4.56 from 9 votes
This summer lunch idea for tomaoto pie is adapted from Kraft recipes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 pie crust
  • 1.5 lbs tomaotes, Roma, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1.5 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Place pie crust in pie pan and use a fork to poke vent hole in it along the bottom and on the sides. Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • While pie crust is in the oven, slice or chop tomatoes and place in colander, in kitchen sink or sitting atop of large bowl. Use back of spoon to press on tomatoes and squeeze out excess juice. Allow tomatoes to continue to drain in colander until ready to use. Discard juice.
  • Remove crust from oven and evenly distribute onions along bottom of crust. Next, evenly spread tomatoes and basil over top of onions.
  • Combine shredded cheese and mayonnaise in small bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined. Then, evenly spread over the top of the pie filling.
  • Place in oven for another 40 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Garnish with additional chopped basil if desired.



Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 335mg, Potassium: 74mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 295IU, Vitamin C: 1.3mg, Calcium: 153mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Italian
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Updated from the original Platter Talk post of August 31, 2017

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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. I tried this last night and used up some ripe tomatoes from my garden! It was so yummy! My kids don’t love onions so I sautéed the onions instead of adding them raw. I will definitely make this again!

  2. I will have to try this in a week or so when I have enough tomatoes ready at once! I have already had a couple which is a little early for NJ (usually July 5 is early season here.) I have only got one at a time so far, but soon enough 🙂 I am just worried because my yellow tomatoes are ending up with blossom end rot sigh… Hoping to correct that because I love them!

    1. Dawn,
      You can end “end rot” on your tomatoes by adding 1 tbsp. of epsom salt to a gallon of water once a month from the time the blossoms begin on your tomato plants!
      It works wonders and your tomato plants love it!