Summer Tomato Pie

Staff Writer
Summer Tomato Pie
Anne Dolce

Summer Tomato Pie

This is, hands down, my favorite way to use summer tomatoes. While it does require the use of an oven (I know, I know), it's totally worth it. Serve this as a side with steak and you'll have a whole new meaning of what a summer tomato is.

1
Servings
3306
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon chopped basil
  • 3/4 Cups mayonnaise
  • 3/4 Cups grated fresh Parmesan
  • One 8-ounce bag of shredded mozzarella
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put a small layer of the mozzarella cheese at the bottom of the pie crust and bake for 10 minutes.

Slice all of the tomatoes, salt them generously, and place them on paper towels to drain off some of the liquid.

In a bowl, mix the rest of the mozzarella with the mayonnaise, Parmesan, and basil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Once the pie crust has baked for 10 minutes begin layering the ingredients. Start with a layer of tomatoes, cutting some in half so that they fit in open spaces.

Using half of the mozzarella mixture, dollop it over the layer of tomatoes. Put another layer of tomatoes down, and then follow with another layer of dollops. Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese evenly over the top.

Bake for 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
 

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
265g
100%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
86g
100%
Cholesterol
304mg
100%
Protein
91g
100%
Carbs
141g
47%
Vitamin A
748µg
83%
Vitamin B12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25.9%
Vitamin C
51mg
85%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
58µg
72%
Calcium
2230mg
100%
Fiber
9g
38%
Folate (food)
96µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
165µg
41%
Folic acid
41µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
150mg
37%
Monounsaturated
78g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
1590mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
90g
N/A
Potassium
1347mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
66%
Sodium
4544mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.4%
Zinc
10mg
67%

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