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SOUTHERN TOMATO PIE BACON BASIL

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

What is in a Tomato Pie with Bacon Basil?  Tomatoes, bacon, basil, mayonnaise, and cheese are mixed and baked to make a fantastic tasting pie. 

HOW TO MAKE BEST SOUTHERN TOMATO PIE BACON BASIL

TOMATO PIE BACON BASIL

Maybe with a little mayonnaise and some basil.  Well, this pie is for you!  It tastes 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.  This Tomato Bacon Basil Pie is a great side dish, for brunch or breakfast, or even a light lunch. My husband even likes this Tomato Bacon Basil Pie cold. Every time I make Tomato Bacon Basil Pie recipe, I get rave reviews. People always ask for the recipe.  So, here it is.

HOW TO MAKE BEST SOUTHERN TOMATO PIE BACON BASIL - What is in a Tomato Pie with Bacon Basil?  Tomatoes, bacon, basil, mayonnaise, and cheese are mixed and baked to make a fantastic tasting pie.

The first place I saw an actual recipe was in the year 2000 Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee cookbook.

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Southern Tomato Pie with Bacon and Basil

Tomato Bacon Pie


  • Author: Diane @Reicpesforourdailybread
  • Yield: 8 slices
  • Category: sides
  • Cuisine: American

Description

What is in a Tomato Pie with Bacon Basil?  Tomatoes, bacon, basil, mayonnaise, and cheese are mixed and baked to make a fantastic tasting pie.


Ingredients

  • 1 – 9-inch pie shell
  • 5 to 6 large Fresh tomatoes, sliced thin
  • One 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 sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked hard and crumbled

Instructions

  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 moisture.  Get as much moisture 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 the 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 the Mayo, cheese, and herbs.
  11. Add the mixture to the top of the tomato pie. The 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 too watery to cut if you do not.
  15. Share this recipe with everyone you know who enjoys tomatoes.

Notes

The thinner you can slice your tomatoes the better.  If you slice you tomatoes thin, you do not have to peel them.

Pat the cheese mixture out in your hand in small amounts and then place it on top of the pie.

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HOW TO MAKE BEST SOUTHERN TOMATO PIE BACON BASIL

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10 thoughts on “SOUTHERN TOMATO PIE BACON BASIL

  1. 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

    • Carrie,

      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.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

    • Janine,

      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!

      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  2. 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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