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5 from 7 votes

Classic Tomato Pie

A delicious way to celebrate in-season tomatoes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tomatoes, basil, Cheddar cheese, biscuit crust
Servings: 4


  • a lightly-greased 9-inch-diameter pie plate (not "deep dish")


  • A 7.5 ounce package of store-bought biscuits
  • 2 large, perfectly ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 7 - 10 large basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese


  • Center the oven rack, and preheat the oven to 375°F. Press the biscuits against the bottom and sides of the prepared pie plate to form a crust. Then layer the tomato slices over the crust, and give them a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Scatter the basil over the tomatoes.
  • Blend the mayonnaise and cheese in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture mixture over the pie, and spread it out with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the biscuits color and the topping puffs -- about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack until juices recede -- 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.