Best Tomato Pudding

Randi 0

"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."


1 h 15 m servings 275 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 677 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 10 Ratings


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 w...

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 f...

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 thi...

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

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. ...

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 h...

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

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 p...