Tomato Pie, AZ Chris

1 9 inch pie shell
1/2 onion, chopped
6 or 7 Roma tomatoes
1/4 cup basil, sliced
2 cups grated cheese, (combination of mozz., parmesan, feta, gruyere, cheddar…)
3/4 cup Greek yogurt, (or sour cream)
1 tsp. hot sauce, (or ground chipotle)
salt & pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place pie shell in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.

2. Cut tomatoes into quarters and seed. Lightly salt the tomatoes and then put them meat side down on paper towels to drain out liquid. Let them sit for 15 minutes. Then chop.

3. Sprinkle the bottom of the pie shell with chopped onion. Spread the tomatoes over the onions. Spread remaining onion and basil over the onions.

4. In medium bowl, mix together the cheeses, yogurt, hot sauce or ground chipotle, salt and pepper. Mixture should be the consistency of a gooey dough. Spread over the top of the vegies in the pie shell. Place in oven and bake until browned and bubbly, anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes.

Notes: This is really yummy!

This recipe lends itself to a multitude of additions or substitutions. I added chopped sweet red pepper and smoked paprika. Poblanos, cumin, cilantro would be great too. Anything that goes with tomatoes!

Any mixture of cheeses would be good, but I would make cheddar a very small part. Due to the liquid nature of the tomatoes, cheddar would add too much additional liquid (oil). I used mozzarella, queso fresco and about a 1/4 cup of cheddar which was a litlle on the bland side. Gruyere would be really good! Feta would be excellent – but doesn’t melt much so make sure it’s well mixed.

Notes from Mary: This is almost identical to my recipe except it just calls for parmesan and
cheddar mix, along with a little minced rosemary. I like the gruyere idea.
Also, mind calls for sliced tomatoes rather than quartered. Tomatoes merge
with other ingredients. Does it do the same with the quarters and slices