Three Cheese Tomato Basil Pie #SundaySupper

by jerseygirl on April 2, 2017 · 6 comments

This week, the Sunday Supper tastemakers are all about fresh tomato recipes. Yay (while hooting and hollering)! You know how much I love tomatoes!

When you live in NJ, it’s hard not to be a lover of fresh tomatoes. While I truly think NJ produces the best tomatoes (of course I do), I like to use fresh tomatoes the rest of the year also. I usually save the best salads for summer when I can get the juiciest, ripest tomatoes around.  But today I am using some pretty good darn fresh tomatoes from Florida to make this super delicious pie.

This pie screams fresh! I have had this gorgeous little basil plant sitting near my kitchen window sill just waiting to be used in something good. Well, it finally found it’s place.

This savory pie is perfect on a brunch table or next to a salad for dinner. I also like to serve it as a side at dinner. I had to hide the leftovers because my husband declared he could eat the whole thing himself and I really don’t doubt that.

I used mozzarella, gruyere and swiss cheese in this tomato pie. I thought the combination was perfect but you can always change up the cheeses if you’d like.

 It’s really not complicated to make. I used a premade (shhhhhhh) pie crust and baked it 10 minutes before I added the filling. Just layer on the cheese, tomatoes, basil, more cheese and top with a few more tomato slices. Bake it and you have yourself a main dish, side dish or appetizer.

Make sure to check out all the other Sunday Supper recipes below. Thanks to Rini from Healing Tomato for hosting this event! Happy eating!

Three Cheese Tomato Basil Pie
Recipe type: Appetizer, Side or Entree
Cuisine: Tomatoes
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 (9 to 10 inch) refrigerated pre made pie crust
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh chopped basil, plus extra for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the crust in a deep dish pie pan. Prick some holes in the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes.
  2. While crust is baking, sprinkle the slices tomatoes with salt and let sit.
  3. In a small bowl mix together swiss cheese, gruyere cheese and mayonnaise.
  4. After crust is baked, spread the mozzarella cheese on the bottom of the crust. Drain any water from tomatoes and layer on top of the mozzarella cheese. Reserve three slices for the top. Sprinkle with chopped basil.
  5. Spread the swiss cheese mixture on top then top with the three reserved tomato slices.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 more minutes or until crust is golden. If edges start to brown too much, cover with foil.
  7. Cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish with extra basil if desired.

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Liz April 2, 2017 at 7:35 am

Now I’m dreaming of summer! I love how loaded with cheese this tart is—totally scrumptious!


The Ninja Baker April 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Your tomato pie looks sooooo good. I’ve tasted NJ tomatoes and they are the best! And when combined with gruyere, Swiss cheese and pie crust – yes, please!


Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) April 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm

Can’t go wrong with cheese and tomatoes!


Candace April 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

This looks so yummy and the ingredients so fresh!


Cindy Kerschner April 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm

Who can resist 3 cheeses! Not me!


Juliana April 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm

I am loving the fresh basil on this tomato and cheese pie…delicious!
I hope you are having a great week Lisa 🙂


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