Stewed Tomatoes

J. White Harris


When I was a kid my mom cooked stewed tomatoes and I loved it. She never had the recipe written down. So, when I decided that I would try to make stewed tomatoes I had to do some “trial and error” to develop a recipe similar to the one she made. Here is my delicious version of stewed tomatoes. I hope you like it too.


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6 to 8
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 can(s)
    (14 oz ea) stewed or diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp
    basil, chopped
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    sweet pepper, chopped
  • 6 to 8 slice
    of stale or toasted bread cubed

How to Make Stewed Tomatoes


  1. Stir together tomatoes, basil, butter, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot, add onion, and cook until onion is translucent. Add garlic, celery, and sweet pepper. Cook stirring for a couple more minutes.
  3. Add tomato mixture to the pot and heat over medium high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. If the bread is fresh, toast in a toaster. Cube each slice of bread into about 16 cubes.
  5. Remove tomato mixture to a serving bowl and top with bread cubes. I like to spoon a portion into a small bowl then top with bread cubes.

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About Stewed Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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