Recipe: Tomato Pie

A food that is popular in Italy, Tomato Pie is a type of Pizza.


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried pepper
1 pound (450g) pizza dough
3 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese


Preheat oven to 250C (450°F).

Stretch the pizza dough to cover a greased baking sheet. Dough should be about 3cm (3/4") thick.

Allow the dough to rise while the sauce is prepared.

Heat a saucepan on medium heat, add the olive oil and garlic.

Sauté until garlic is just golden.

Add crushed tomatoes and oregano.

Cook until the sauce is thickened, about 15-20 minutes.

Cool the sauce until it is room temperature.

Top the pizza dough with the sauce, bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

After removing the tomato-pie from the oven, sprinkle the cheese on top and then let the pizza cool to room temperature.

Serve at room temperature or reheat under the broiler or in a toaster-oven.

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