Tomato Pudding

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “So simple, we love it with meatloaf and baked potatoes. I serve it at dinner parties and am always asked for the recipe. People are surprised at how few ingredients are involved. Great to add to any oven cooked meals. This recipe was my mother-in-law’s answer to “last” minute meal planning.”


  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 3sliceswhite bread, torn into pieces( I prefer Pepperidge Farms or a similar homestyle bread)
  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour tomatoes into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  • Mix in the torn pieces of bread and season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Dot with pieces of butter.
  • Bake 35- 40 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “We really liked this. I used 2 pieces of stale bread and a cup of crushed saltine crackers.I put about 1/4 cup of grated parmasean on the top before I put it in the oven. A nice side dish with a lot of flavor. I recommend this especially if you’re a tomato lover like we are.”

  • “Thanks for posting this recipe.It reminded me of my Grandmother.I guess it was the simplicity of the taste.I am a great tomato eater, raw, cooked, however, and this was wonderful.I will print this out and add it to my tried and true recipes.”

  • “What a nice simple and different side dish.Mine was a bit too “loose” so next time I’ll add a bit more bread.Glad this was posted.”

  • “When I was young my friend’s mom made this and I always remembered it as a favorite of mine. When I saw the recipe I had to try it…a little altered. I put tiny mozzerella balls and dried basil mixed in plus parmesean on top with a few panko crumbs. It was superb!!!!”

  • “I tried it and absolutely loved it.I addeda cup of crushed up crackerswiththe bread .I will be making this a lot.I cannot believe how simple it was to make.Thanks Lorac”

  • “I tried this because I had never heard of tomato pudding, is was ok, but we didn’t care for the texture. Perhaps we need more bread in it, it was quite loose but had a nice flavour.A change from our usual veggie side dishes.”

  • “I’m not rating this, because I don’t care for tomato pudding, but I took a taste, and it was very good (i did add parmesan and basil on top).I also took a reviewer’s advice and put in 2 pieces of bread and a cup of crackers and the texture was perfect.I took it to a neighbor for dinner, and they thought it was wonderful.I can tell you it looked nice, and smelled delicious.Wish I liked tomato pudding :(“