Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Tomato and onion pie recipe

This easy vegetarian pie makes combines softly cooked tomatoes and onions at its base, and a delicious crunchy topping of baked breadcrumbs on top.

Serving Size:




  • 1 kg tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 25g butter


Place sliced tomato and onion in a large saucepan over medium heat setting and cover with lid.

Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring every two minutes until the onions become transparent and soft.

Pour onion and tomato into greased baking dish and sprinkle sugar, salt and pepper on top.

Finally, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and small knobs of the butter over the breadcrumbs and place under the grill setting in oven and grill until browned on top.

Serve as accompaniment to your main meal.


  • Add your favourite herb or spice to the tomatoes and onion during the stewing process. Some lovely additions would basil or some cayenne pepper.
  • This dish could also be served cold in summer.

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This is Moira Gillard's recipe - adapted by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.