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Crustless Tomato Pie Recipe

Crustless tomato pie is a delicious, low-carb tomato pie that is filled with ripe tomatoes. It is perfect for a side dish, breakfast, brunch, lunch or a light dinner.

Baked crustless tomato pie in a white pie plate

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This tomato pie recipe is a cross between a crustless tomato pie and a crustless tomato quiche. It’s naturally gluten-free and versatile!

If you love savory pies, check out our impossible breakfast pie.

What you will love about this recipe

  • It’s versatile, serve it as a beautiful low-carb side dish or entree for any meal.
  • It’s made with simple fresh ingredients.

Here is what you will need

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This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and instructions.

a picture of the ingredients needed to make a crustless tomato pie.

Ingredient List

  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Eggs
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Basil

Equipment

How to make this tomato pie recipe

Prepare the ingredients: clean and dry to tomatoes, chop the onions and garlic, grate the mozzarella cheese, and measure the ricotta cheese.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and coat a pie pan with oil.

tomato slices on a paper towel

Step 1. Slice the tomatoes

Use a sharp knife to slice tomatoes. Arrange them onto a paper towel for a few minutes to absorb excess moisture.

Step 2. Cook the onions & garlic

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, reduce to medium heat. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until they begin to soften and remove them from the heat.

onions and garlic cooking in a skillet

Tomato pie filling ricotta and cheese mixed

Step 3. Combine filling ingredients

Whisk the eggs together in a small mixing bowl and whisk ricotta cheese into the eggs.

Step 4. Add the garlic & onions

Stir the cooked garlic and onions into the mixing bowl.

tomato pie filling with onions added to batter
mozzaella cheese on top of tomato pie filling

Step 5. Assemble the pie

Pour the ricotta and egg mixture into a greased pie pan, and sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese. Arrange the tomato slices in a single layer on top of the egg cheese mixture and bake for 45 minutes.

Step 6. Add more cheese

Remove the tomato pie from the oven and add the remaining mozzarella cheese to the top layer of tomatoes. Bake for a few minutes longer until the cheese melts. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.

final step tomato pie baked with mozzarella cheese on top

Note: Insert a knife into the center of the tomato pie, if it comes out clean the pie is fully cooked.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

The full list of ingredients to make this recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients along with ideas for substitutes.

Tomatoes – Any variety of fresh, firm and ripe tomatoes can be used to make this recipe.

Onion & Garlic – Fresh always tastes best, but if you don’t have fresh garlic and onion on hand, they can be substituted with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of onion powder.

Olive Oil – can be substituted with an equal amount of avocado oil.

tomato pie overhead with a white plate on the side

Variations

Tomato pie is so versatile with many delicious ways to make it. Here are some suggestions.

  • Caramelized onion and tomato pie – 1/4 to 1/2 cup of caramelized onions to the pie filling before baking.
  • Add more vegetables – Add sauteed mushrooms, shredded zucchini or fresh spinach to the pie filling before baking.
  • Spicy tomato pie – add 1 teaspoon or two of diced jalapeno peppers, chili peppers or a few dashes of red pepper flakes.
  • Cheese – change up the cheese, instead of white cheddar, try an equal amount of shredded gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese or feta cheese.
  • Herbs – used any of your fresh herbs such as parsley, oregano, cilantro or sage.
  • Tomato pie with crust – Instead of a crustless version, this pie can be made with a crust. Use your favorite pie crust recipe to line the pan before adding the filling.

What to serve with crustless tomato pie

Tomato pie can be served as main dish for any meal. We like it for breakfast with a side of homemade turkey sausage, or with a chopped salad for lunch or dinner.

As a side dish, serve it with grilled chicken or pork.

a slice of tomato pie on a white plate with a fork

How to store leftovers

Store leftover tomato pie in an airtight container for up to three days. Enjoy leftover pie cold or heat it up in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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Tips

  • For best results, allow time (5 to 10 minutes) for the pie to set after removing it from the oven which will firm the pie up and it will be easier to slice.
  • Be sure to remove as much excess liquid from the tomatoes as possible, pat tomatoes dry before removing them from the paper towel.
  • This recipe can be cut in half and baked in a small pie plate for a tomato pie for two.
What is a tomato pie?

The ingredients and appearance of tomato pies are different depending on where you are from. If you are in the Philadelphia area, a tomato pie is similar to a pizza without mozzarella cheese. In the south, a tomato pie is a savory pie with mayonnaise, and cheese, and fresh tomato slices. Aside from these two traditional versions, many other variations feature juicy tomatoes.

Is this tomato pie recipe healthy?

Yes, it is, as long as you can eat dairy products. Ricotta cheese and eggs add protein and hold the pie together. The tomatoes are low in calories, high in nutrients, and add a ton of flavor.

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Baked crustless tomato pie in a white pie plate

Crustless tomato pie recipe

A delicious low-carb tomato pie that is perfect for a side dish or an entree for any meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

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Course: Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crustless tomato pie, low-carb tomato pie
Servings: 4
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Anne
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mozzaerella cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup minced onion about 1/2 of a small onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 to 4 medium sized tomatoes sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees f. Mince the garlic and onions.
  • Slice the tomatoes and arrange them in a single layer on a paper towel to absorb the excess moisture.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, reduce to medium heat. Add the onions and garlic; cook until they begin to turn soft and remove them from the heat.
  • Whisk the eggs together in a small mixing bowl, then whisk the cheese into the eggs.
  • Add the cooked garlic and onions to the egg/ricotta mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a pie plate coated with oil; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese and arrange the tomato slices in a single layer on top.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the pie from the oven, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes longer to melt the cheese.
  • Add fresh chopped basil and allow the pie to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Sore leftover tomato pie in an airtight container for up to three days. Enjoy leftover pie cold or heat it up in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
This recipe can easily be adjusted to serve two: use half of the ingredients and a smaller pie plate.
See post above for tips and variations

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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  1. I read in directions to add the mozzarella but list of ingredients does show it? Is it 1/2# of grated mozzarella?