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Best Tomato Pudding

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"This tomato bread pudding is easily prepared from on hand items, creating a side dish casserole that will be asked for over and over again. It can also be prepared ahead of time and put in oven later."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the water and tomato puree. Mix in the brown sugar, basil and salt, and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, then set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place the bread cubes into the dish, and drizzle with melted butter. Pour the tomato sauce over all. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Remove the lid for the last 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2005

This is my "mema's" recipe and we just LOVE it! She also told us that if tomato puree is not available we can: OMITT WATER and use three 8 oz cans tomato sauce OR Use the Original ½ cup water plus an additional 6 oz. water, one 6 oz. can tomato paste and one 8 oz can tomato sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 11, 2006

i love tomatoes and this recipe was just wayyyyy to sweet. I followed the directions exactly and was verryyy disappointed with the results


10 Ratings

Aug 30, 2005

Outstanding recipe! I cannot say enough good things about this recipe. It was easy to prepare and tastes great. What else would you want? I used a can of diced tomatoes and thought it was just fine instead of using the tomato puree. Served with Pork Chops with Jalapeno Jelly, Lemon Pepper Zucchini and Pride Cabernet Franc. Yummy meal. Plan to serve again at a dinner party.

Nov 06, 2006

I made this for my father, who is a total tomato lover. He absolutely loved it. I even saw him going back for thirds! I tried it myself, not being a huge tomato fan and even I liked it. I think I'll be making this quite often!

Dec 24, 2011

I heard about a tomato pudding on NPR of all places and searched for a recipe. Glad I found this one. Just served it tonight for Christmas Eve dinner. All 10 adults there scarfed it down. It's easy. It's tasty. It's different. Followed the recipe exactly (well 11 slices of bread instead of 10) and it was lovely.

May 06, 2011

This is not a good recipe. There is not enough liquid to properly moisten the bread although I only used nine slices, not ten. There's just too much bread. Also, the oven temperature is too high and the baking time is too long. What I ended up with was dried out and burned bread cubes and a truly inedible casserole. Just for the record, my stove is relatively new and is properly calibrated. I urge you to find another tomato pudding to try and, when you do, let me know. AK

Oct 11, 2010

Hey Randi-this is the best! We expect to have it every year!lol!

Feb 02, 2014

My fiance, who is Japanese, had never heard of a savory pudding and was very skeptical to try this. His ultimate response? "Can you make this again tomorrow?" So yummy! I made topped it with pieces of parmesan chicken and served with a salad for a complete meal.


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  • Calories
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 677 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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