Recipe Box, Ryan’s Garden Tomato Pie


July in the South means a Tomato Pie!

Fresh tomatoes, preferably straight from your garden…



Traditional tomato pie is usually made with mayonnaise

HHjr doesn’t like mayonnaise

{or so he thinks, it’s actually in a lot of his favorites}

So he made up this recipe, using sour cream and cheese for the creamy factor



It also features yellow squash, red onion and fresh spinach,

the vegetables are sauteed in a skillet and then mixed with sour cream



And crispy pancetta for an extra wow flavor



Put the pancetta in a medium hot skillet

to render the fat and to crisp up,

then drain it on paper towels



Line a pie dish with a raw pie dough crust and add the pancetta

and top with the vegetable sour cream mixture



Top the vegetable layer with cheese



Top with the cherry tomatoes



Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes



Let sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting



Ryan’s Garden Tomato Pie

fresh summer tomatoes and spinach baked with pancetta in a creamy cheese sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 oz. Manchego cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 oz. pancetta
  • olive oil
  • white wine vinegar
  • 1 raw pie crust


  • Saute pancetta in a large skillet for several minutes to render fat, then remove to paper towels
  • Cut squash slices into 1/4s and put in skillet with rendered fat, adding a dash of olive oil if needed
  • Add onion to skillet and saute with squash until vegetables are soft
  • Add spinach and stir until it wilts down
  • Season with salt and pepper and add a dash of white wine vinegar
  • Stir in sour cream
  • Line bottom of pie crust with pancetta
  • Top with vegetable sour cream mixture
  • Sprinkle all over with cheese
  • Top with tomatoes
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until crust is done and pie is heated through
  • Let pie sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting


Substitute any cheese for Manchego if desired


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Summer Cherry Tomato Pie

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Ryan’s Italian Tomato Pie

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Tis the season for Tomatoes!

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25 Responses to “Recipe Box, Ryan’s Garden Tomato Pie”
  1. A perfect summer dish!

  2. Nancy says:

    All those look delicious! Our tomatoes are not quite ready but when they are I’ll be sure to make a tomato pie!
    Happy Sunday to you dear Jenna!

  3. Jenna, summer in the South does call for tomato pie. HHjr’s pie looks fabulous…if only I had a slice. Stay cool at the beach, the heat and humidity are torturous here in NE AL!

  4. Rita C. says:

    I have actually never eaten tomato pie, but that looks good. I’ve had fried green tomatoes, and I love tomatoes, in general. I love your recipes, and always in season. With your seasons’ region being a little ahead of ours, it’s like having a preview of possibilities!

    • Oh Rita, you must try tomato pie! Some of the other tomato pie recipes have just a few ingredients , do you think Mr. P would eat it? Of course ripe summer juicy tomatoes are a must! 🍅

  5. This looks like something I would find delicious with all those tomatoes, pancetta, everything. Thanks for this one.

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh yum, Ryan’s tomato pie looks like summertime to me! Big fan of tomatoes here, a few plants in the garden but not enough to supply my need for all my tomato recipes. So, early morning visits to the farmer’s marker where it’s open air pavilion and safe with masks. I will have to try this, I’ve only had the simple pies with sliced tomatoes. Thank Ryan for this delicious recipe…………

  7. Karen says:

    Tomato pie is a taste of summer on a plate and Ryan’s version sounds terrific.

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks like the perfect summer dish! I adore fresh garden tomatoes, and look forward to them each year. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  9. lghiggins says:

    It looks like his version was quite successful!

  10. says:

    As good as I like tomatoes I have never had a tomato pie! I just might have to try this Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. This looks so so good! I pinned, because I KNOW I will want to make this for Mr. FrenchGardenHouse! Thank you Jenna, for the recipe and inspiraton. xo Lidy

  12. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  13. Mary says:

    Sounds delicious with the pancetta layer in the bottom Jenna! We haven’t had a tomato pie yet this summer, I need to get busy but dread turning on the oven it this heat 🙂

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