Tomato Pie

Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 25-30 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Beginner

This Tomato Pie is a Philadelphia classic. Bake it up and enjoy the bright tomato flavor on a thick bread crust.


24 Rhodes dinner rolls, or 2 loaves Rhodes bread
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 29 oz can tomato sauce
1 shallot
1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon oregano
Parmesan cheese, grated


Combine rolls and roll out to a 12 by 18-inch rectangle. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Let rise 30-45 minutes.

Press dough to edge of pan to form the crust. Poke dough with a fork to stop air bubbles from forming. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

While crust is baking, put a large saucepan on the stove at medium-high heat. Warm butter and oil until simmering in the pan. Sauté shallot until translucent. Add sugar, oregano and garlic; stir until incorporated. Add tomato sauce and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Blend sauce in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Remove crust from oven and cover with sauce in an even layer. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until steaming. Top with parmesan cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  • April 10, 2020

    My Mom always made deep dish sicilian pizza, with red sauce onion and anchovy.
    Sadly she passed a while back and I have been craving deep dish ever since. My wife and i live in east central illinois. 35 miles south of champaighn,il. So now armed with this recipe i`m ready to make deep dish….thank, mike

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      April 13, 2020

      So happy we can help you with this recipe. Your Mom sounds like a wonderful woman who made great memories with her cooking. Enjoy!

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