Easy Tomato Bread for Dinner or Breakfast

Fresh tomatoes


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  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
69 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tomato bread recipe was created to accompany my chuck roast dinners. The moist insides and tasty tomato flavor also make this bread a perfect accompaniment to any pasta dinner, such as spaghetti or lasagna. Toasted and topped with butter, it is a delicious bread to go with any omelet or egg breakfast. Makes one medium loaf.


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 package yeast (active dry)
  • 3/4 cup water (warm)
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 2-1/4 cups flour (bread)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/16 teaspoon poppy seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together salt, sugar, shortening, yeast, water, and tomato paste. Mix in 2 cups of flour.

  2. Turn dough out on floured board. Knead in remaining 1/4 cup flour.

  3. Put dough in greased bowl, turn over so that top is greased. Cover and let set in warm place for about 1 hour or until double in size.

  4. Punch down. Turn out onto the board and knead for about 3 minutes.

  5. Form dough into a loaf. Place in greased 8.5 by 4.5-inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes or until double in size.

  6. Brush with egg white and sprinkle poppy seeds on top. Score the loaf by making three quick slashes across the top.

  7. Bake at 375 F for 45 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when you tap on it with your fingers.

  8. Remove from heat and turn loaf out. Let cool on a rack or on a clean cloth.

  9. Bread can be wrapped and frozen for up to three months.


  • Keep yeast stored in an airtight container and in the refrigerator. Heat, moisture, and air kills the yeast and prevents bread dough from rising.
  • Spraying loaves with water while they bake will produce a crispy crust.
  • Brush loaves with egg white before baking to produce a shiny crust.
  • Brush loaves with milk before baking to produce a dark, shiny crust.
  • Brush loaves with butter immediately after baking to produce a soft crust.
  • Use bottled water instead of tap water to make your bread. Water softeners and chlorinated public water can sometimes kill the yeast needed to make your bread dough rise.