This summer tomato pie is basically changing my life.
Hence the title!
And I’m here to tell you that I’ve been involved in another battle with pie crust and I surely didn’t win, but luckily we can judge this by taste. And then we win everything. This is like a fresh summer tomato pizza with a more flavorful crust and a creamy, cheesy topping.
It’s a real winner.
Much like this green bean salad, Lacy has been making a tomato pie for a million years. Or, eh, since 2010. Feels like a million years though!
And unlike the green bean salad, she had actually told me about the tomato pie year after year and tried to convince me to make it.
I don’t know why I wouldn’t get on board.
Sometimes I’m like that with recipes. Something that I wasn’t interested in four years ago, something that didn’t have much appeal for me, ends becoming ALL I can think about. And it’s not like I hadn’t ever heard of a tomato pie, it just didn’t sound incredible to me. Until now.
Yes, file me under the worst.
Here’s how I started my own tomato pie. There had to be a twist of course, a little bit of trashing up.
I did a sharp cheddar herb crust. Lots of sharp cheddar, basil, oregano, chives, rosemary. Oh and some garlic powder for fun!
Layers of sliced tomatoes go on next – that’s nothing life-changing on its own. Then a mixture of more sharp cheddar, a little fontina, parmesan (triple cheese, what what!), mayo, herbs and breadcrumbs. Baked until hot and melty.
As a note, there is a lot of mayo in this recipe. I was not a huge mayo fan until I fell in love with it via summer BLTs. I know some of you will be turned off because you hate mayo too. Unfortunately there isn’t a great replacement here. Even doing half yogurt will yield a watery result in the pie. The good news is that there is so much cheese in the top layer, some mayo-haters may not even know it’s mayo!
The bad news is that you can’t really swap it out for anything (I use avocado mayo, btw)… but maybe you could just top it with tons of cheese.
This is RIDICULOUS. There is so much flavor. More flavor than I ever expected. The filling is reminiscent of white pizza and it’s such a great dinner idea.
Two people who I was unsure would enjoy it – my mom and Eddie – both loved it. Eddie actually ate an embarrassingly large triangle of the pie for dinner accidentally on purpose. I had made something else for dinner but set this out too and he couldn’t stop eating it.
This pie is incredible when you serve it with a greens salad. It serves a bunch because it’s a heavy (oh-so cheesy!) dish. It’s very rich and indulgent and a little slice goes a long way, trust me. Eat your veggies with it, pour a glass of chilled wine and ENJOY the tomato bounty!
Summer Tomato Pie
Very very into all the savory pies now.
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