Tomato Pudding

Pan of tomato sauce with ladle, close-up
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
255 Calories
10g Fat
40g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 255
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 673mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 685mg 15%
*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 old-fashioned tomato pudding is made with crushed tomatoes, bread cubes, and other seasonings and ingredients.


  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch baking soda

  • 3 cups white bread cubes, toasted

  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

  • Fresh parsley sprigs, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  2. Grease a 3-quart baking dish.

  3. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, sugar, paste, mustard, soda, and salt.

  4. Place bread cubes in the baking dish; drizzle with melted butter.

  5. Pour tomato mixture over bread.

  6. Refrigerate up to 4 hours, if desired.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

  8. Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs, if desired.