Combine the Goodness of Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, and Lots of Cheeseby Kelly R. Smith
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I love to come up with new recipes. I’m especially partial to baking bread and comfort food casserole-type dishes. This tomato pie recipe was prompted by the fact that the tomatoes in my garden are coming in fast and furious, like a profitable jackpot from a slot machine. No complaints about that, but it’s use ’em or lose ’em; am I right? This year my vegetable garden is home to red and yellow tomatoes as well as herbs like basil and lemon balm, which not only makes great tea but has medicinal benefits. Using as many ingredients from my own garden means I can be sure they are organic. Anyhow, on to the recipe.
Crustless Tomato Pie Ingredients
- 4 tomatoes sliced, about 1/4 inch
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup onion (I like red ones)
- 3/4 cup bell pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (that’s right out of my garden as well)
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, plus extra for sprinkling over top
- 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- Slice the tomatoes and lay them out on plates. Sprinkle lightly with pink Himalayan salt and let them rest for 30 minutes. This step is important to leech out excess water.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onions, and saute until they are soft.
- Transfer mixture into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Mix in the eggs, cheese, bell pepper, pepper, and cilantro.
- This is a good time to preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray cooking spray on your casserole dish. I used my 2 1/2 quart Corningware.
- Tilt your plates to spill off the excess water. Then, lightly press down with paper towels to remove even more water.
- Line the bottom of the dish with tomato slices and spoon a thin layer of the mixture on them. Keep going, in like fashion, building up layers. Spread a final thin layer of cheese across the final, top layer.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes. It’s done when lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool a bit before serving.
And there you have it. There are other versions but this is my crustless tomato pie recipe. Are there other possible ingredients? Sure, depending on your taste. Try serving it with something like a raw Tuscan kale salad.
More Recipes to Try (and Some Nutrition Info Thrown In)
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- Lemon Balm: Uses, Benefits, Growing
- Raw Tuscan Kale Salad Recipe
- Turkey Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe
- Getting Enough Minerals in Your Diet?
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