Bobby’s Lighter Tomato Pie

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Bobby’s Lighter Tomato Pie Bobby’s Lighter Tomato Pie Recipe Courtesy of

514 Fewer Calories
37g Less Fat

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated rolled pie crust
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded four-cheese Italian blend
4 large plum tomatoes (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
2 - 4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese





Preheat the oven to 400°F.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to an 11-inch round. Gently ease the dough into a

9-inch glass pie plate. Trim the dough edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang; crimp the edge. Bake until lightly browned, 10 – 12 minutes. Transfer the crust to a wire rack to cool.

Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese blend evenly on the bottom of the cooled crust; top with the tomato slices, overlapping to fit. Sprinkle the tomatoes with the salt and top with the basil.

Combine the mayonnaise, scallions, hot pepper sauce, and the remaining 1/4 cup cheese blend in a medium bowl until blended; spread over the tomatoes, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until the filling is hot and the top is browned and bubbly, 30 – 35 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tip:
Plum tomatoes are meatier and contain less water than regular tomatoes. For a delicious smoky flavor, sprinkle the tomatoes with 2 slices of cooked, crumbled turkey bacon before baking. Two slices will increase the nutritional value by 20 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving.

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Tomato Pie

Nutritional Information: 6 Servings:
Per Serving: (1/6th of pie) 249 Cal (58% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 34% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 16 g Tot Fat; 5 g Sat Fat; 5 g Mono Fat; 21 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 66 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 612 mg Sodium; 10 mg Cholesterol

8 Servings 577 fewer calories – 41 g less fat
Per Serving: (1/8th of pie) 186 Cal (58% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 34% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 12 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 15 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 50 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 459 mg Sodium; 7 mg Cholesterol

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Reader Comments:


Ms. Paula, I was just wondering what your idea is about people (especially judges on the Food network) eating with their fork "turned upside down"? They "stab" food with the fork and put it in their mouth with the fork "upside down" which is really, really bad etiquette (in my opinion). I have emailed food network about this before but they will never give me a response. A fork is meant to pick up food and insert it in your mouth without turning the fork over.

By Sue Philbeck on August 10, 2012


I Love this tomatoe pie =) delicious.

By Melissa Phillips on October 09, 2011


About a week ago I was asking about lite recipes. Thanks for sharing this type of recipes. They all sound very good and the ones I have tried were great.

By Marlene Allen on July 08, 2011


I love you version of the Tomato Pie. Thank you so much for doing this. I love Paula's recipes, but I usually take them and lighten them myself. I am sure you guys, as professionals, will do a better job. I just wanted you to know what I did to lighten up my tomatoes pie, and it was great, and I think was even lighter than yours. I used double fiber bread. I toasted it moderately and then put it in a food processor along with the spices I used, like basil, etc. I then put it in my pie shell and drizzled a little chicken broth on it, then I formed it in the bottom of the pie shell. I cooked it in the oven til just slightly dry. Then I did the rest your way. It was great. It will probably be the only time I have a suggestion for you, but the savory crust was a great addition to the recipe. Lov y'alls show you are my favorite TV family. It reminds me of the way mine use to be. Thanks again, Donna

By Donna on March 10, 2011


I really enjoyed this quick and easy recipe. I took the calories down a notch choosing to make it without the pie crust! Still had the great flavor of the fresh baked tomatoes and cheese! Thnaks Bobby!

By Anonymous on August 25, 2010


Very very good!! It tasted like summer!!!

By angie62558 on July 25, 2010


By Anonymous on July 08, 2010


Bobby, I baked the original until I got tired of it. However, the lighter version will make my doctor very happy. Thanks for this new segment on healthier eating. Lara M MS Delta

By MSDelta on July 08, 2010

The tomaotoe pie recipe is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We ate it for the first time at friends on July 4th. It would melt in your mouth. So I had to look up the recipe and make it for my family.

By Deanna on July 07, 2010

Please, please put out a cookbook with all of these lightened up recipes.

By Regina Dennis on July 07, 2010

J. Moore of Fort Meyer, Va. had trouble printing the Tomatoe Pie recipe. So did I.  So I cut and pasted in two sections to my own e-mail address.
First the ingredients and then the directions.  Hope this helps someone.  Tim.

By Tim H. Royal on July 07, 2010

I loved this recipe, it was delicous. And I have yet to find ANYTHING they cook that is not delicous.

By Maria Gonzales on July 07, 2010

On the personal side does Bobby need a date? I do love a man who can cook and making it lighter saves a few lbs. That’s a win win!!!

By Cheryl Joyner on July 07, 2010

I am making this ASAP! Thank you for the lighter options!

By sweetmormor on July 06, 2010

Dear Bobby,
    I am totally about the light receipes from Paula’s home cooking you are awsome, I have a few tips if you have not thought of them already, subsitute oil for applesause in baking, use reduced calorie mayonnaise, use smart ones butter. Thank you for the nutritional value also…Linda Brown

By Linda Brown on July 06, 2010

Love Paula and family and recipes - web site newsletters, books, etc.  Try to print a recipe and it will not print.  Are they blocked?????
Could be operator error here…..just need an answer….Thanks you so much.  J. Moore

By J Moore on July 06, 2010

You know I love me some Paula Deen, but I always try to lighten up her recipes where I can so I only have one question for you, Bobby:  When’s your book of all our lightened Paula favorites going to be out?  I’m hoping in time for Christmas!!!!

By Michele on July 06, 2010

I have the best cheesecake recipe ever.

By Sharon Rhodes on July 06, 2010

Wow that sounds really tasty-especially since tomatoes are in season right now—just printed recipe and will try it this week.  Next I will print out the cheesy Mac recipe!
I like the fact that Bobby likes to cook “lower calorie” than mama!!!

By Stephanie on July 06, 2010

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