Tomato Bacon Basil Pie-Video

Do you enjoy a Bacon, lettuce, and Tomato sandwich?

Maybe with a little mayonnaise and some basil.  Well, this pie is for you!  It taste even better than a BLT.  My oldest daughter would not eat tomatoes until she had a piece of tomato pie.  It is a creamy, cheesy mouth-watering delight.  Tomato Pie is a great side dish, for brunch or breakfast, or even a light lunch. My husband even likes this pie cold. Every time I make this recipe, I get rave reviews. People always ask for the recipe.  So, here it is.

Tomato Bacon Basil Pie

The first place I saw an actual recipe was in the year 2000 Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee cookbook.  Read more about this cookbook in my review.

Tomato Bacon Pie-Video

Tomato Bacon Pie-Video


  • 1 - 9 inch pie shell
  • 4 Fresh tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil (or 2 tsp dried basil) 2 teaspoon MS. DASH Tomato Basil Garlic.
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, I use sharp
  • 6 to 8 slices of bacon, cooked hard and crumbled


  1. Bake pie shell for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Wash and slice the tomatoes. I do not take the skins off, but if you normally do. Remove them.
  3. Slice the tomatoes and layer them on a baking sheet that has been lined with paper towels.
  4. Season the sliced tomatoes with the salt and pepper.
  5. Allow the tomatoes to drain on the paper towels for 30 minutes to an hour. Pat the tomatoes to remove moister. Get a much moister out of the tomatoes as possible.
  6. Layer the tomatoes in the bottom of the pre-cooked pie crust.
  7. Add half of the crumbled bacon on top of the layered tomatoes.
  8. Put a second layer of sliced tomatoes on top of the bacon.
  9. Top the second layer of sliced tomatoes with the rest of the bacon.
  10. Mix together the Mayo, cheese and herbs.
  11. Add the mixture to the top of the tomato pie. Mixture will be thick.
  12. Spread the mixture to cover the entire pie. You may want to use your hands.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  14. Allow this pie to completely cool. It will be to watery to cut if you do not.
  15. Share this recipe with everyone you know who enjoys tomatoes.
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Sliced tomatoes for Tomato Pie

Sliced tomatoes for Tomato Pie

Sliced tomatoes for Tomato Pie

Sliced tomatoes for Tomato Pie


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  • dianeroark July 20, 2014, 8:41 AM


    We love this tomato pie recipe. My husband even eats it for breakfast. Thanks so very much for all your support!

    Have a great day!
    Diane Roark

  • Joy @ Yesterfood July 19, 2014, 10:26 AM

    FANTASTIC. Tomato Pie is such a great Southern Tradition, and yours looks amazing- yum. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)
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  • dianeroark July 9, 2014, 7:33 AM


    I thought I would add a lot of recipe videos to my blog. The tomato pie is one of my first ones. I made a few and then decided it was WAY WAY TO MUCH WORK.
    We do love this tomato pie. If you like a BLT, you will love it.
    Diane Roark

  • Pure Grace Farms July 8, 2014, 4:04 PM

    My favorite part of this post today is being able to put a face and voice to a name. You truly are a Southern Girl. Love it! The Tomato Pie looks yummy too!
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  • Carrie Groneman July 8, 2014, 10:43 AM

    Hey Diane, This is so cool and to have the opportunity to see you and hear your fabulous accent is such a delight. Never, ever heard of a Tomato Pie. Shared on all social media! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  • dianeroark July 8, 2014, 9:06 AM


    First of all, I LOVED your Anniversary post and all the pictures of your family. JUST BEAUTIFUL! Happy Anniversary!! We really love this tomato pie. Because of the bacon and mayo, it taste really similar to a BLT. YUM!

    Diane Roark

  • Janine Huldie July 8, 2014, 8:51 AM

    Kevin is a tomato lover and always trying new tomatoes with recipes for him. So, I totally pinned and will hopefully make for him soon. Hugs and thanks Diane for sharing this with us today :)
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  • dianeroark June 23, 2012, 12:01 PM

    I think I’m making it again this week,so many people want the recipe.I had a friend over for dinner the nite I made it and she doesn’t even eat tomatoes and she loved it too,thanks again,miss you sista!!

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    On May 29, 2012, at 8:36 PM, “Diane Roark” wrote:
    Lorelei, I am so glad you enjoyed it. My husband loves it for breakfast. He even eats it cold. It always disappears fast.

    Thank you,
    Diane Roark
    Check out my recipe blog.

  • dianeroark May 27, 2012, 10:30 PM

    It really is scrumptious. Let me know how you like it. Diane

  • Lorelei Armentrout May 27, 2012, 9:41 PM

    Omgoosh I can’t wait it make this pie,I will let you know what we think,I’m sure it’s gonna be yummy,miss you,Lorelei

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