Recipe Box, Vidalia Onion and Tomato Pie

When we discovered how good Manchego cheese is, after eating it in a squash and tomato casserole the other night, we couldn’t wait to have it again….
HHjr decided to try it in a summer tomato pie, and he hit another home run with this version.  He based his recipe on Emeril’s Cheesy Vidalia Onion and Tomato Pie, from the Food Network.
I don’t have a lot of prep photos because I was sitting on the couch working when he made this…
Looks good don’t you think?
tomato pie
vidalia and tomato pie
summer tomato pie thepaintedapron
I had 2 slices
tomato & vidalia
Just little slices….
It was so cheesy, sweet oniony, tomatoey, crunchy, and creamy, all at the same time, GOOD!
Here’s the recipe:


Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6


  • 1 pie crust partially baked until firm but not brown
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 large ripe tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 large Vidalia onion sliced
  • 4-6 fresh basil leaves cut into chiffonade [ribbons]
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus 2 T for topping
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 T butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Slice the tomatoes, discarding the stem and root ends, into 1/4-inch slices and lay out on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and let drain for 15 minutes. Pat try and season again with salt and pepper.
  • Saute onion in 1 Tablespoon each of olive oil and butter. Cook and stir over medium until starting to brown and caramelize.
  • Separate egg, reserving yolk. Brush the pie crust with egg white and let dry. Sprinkle about 1/3 of the bread crumbs in the bottom of the pie crust. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise with the reserved egg yolk and stir until smooth.
  • Place a layer of tomatoes in the bottom of the pie crust over the breadcrumbs, using about half of the tomatoes, then top with half of the onions. Sprinkle with half of basil, half of the Manchego and half of the Parmesan cheeses. Drizzle with 1/2 of the mayonnaise-egg mixture. Repeat. Top with remaining 1/3 of breadcrumbs and drizzle with 1 T olive oil and sprinkle with the additional 2 T of Parmesan.
  • Bake until bubbly hot and golden brown, about 1 hour, or until it looks set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15- 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 6
Keyword sausage and vegetable pie, summer pie, Tomato Pie, Vidalia onion and tomato pie
3 Responses to “Recipe Box, Vidalia Onion and Tomato Pie”
  1. Mary says:

    Looks wonderful Jenna! The onions and manchego are a wonderful match for the summer tomatoes, I stumbled on a recipe from FN magazine a couple of years ago that has caramelized onions and manchego. So great that you son cooks, I bet your DIL is thrilled! As sorry as I am to see the summer fruits and veggies dwindle, I am SO looking forward to fall 🙂

  2. Shawna says:

    Tell HHJr it looks fantastic and I love the little scratch on the couch. LOL. Thank you for sharing it on our BBQ Block Party.

  3. Linda says:

    Yum, I can taste this now! When I saw that it has manchego cheese, this recipe was an instant winner. I’m thinking this would be great as an appetizer or as dinner with a salad.

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