Saturday, April 8, 2017

Southern Scalloped Tomatoes


1/4 cup of butter
1 cup of bread cubes(Used Fresh White)
1 medium onion, chopped
4 strips of bacon
2 Tbs sugar ( I did to taste which was less then 2 Tb. )
2-1/2 cups of cut-up tomatoes*
Dash of Tabasco
Dash of sweet dried leaf basil
Crushed saltine crackers for the topping( Used 3/4 of a cup)
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese ( used 3/4 of a cup)


Melt the butter in a skillet and lightly brown the bread cubes.  Add more butter if needed and brown the onions. ( I removed the bread cubes first)
Fry bacon in another skillet, drain and crumble into the butter and bread mixture. ( I put the bread cubes back into the skillet)

Add sugar, tomatoes, tabasco and basil. Mix well. Spoon into a 2 Qt casserole dish. Cover with the crushed crackers and bake for 30-45 minutes at 350. Add the cheese on top during the last 15 minutes. 

* if you don't have fresh tomatoes you can use a 35-oz can of whole plum tomatoes, cut up it yields about 2-3/4 cup

Recipe from Betty Pat Wilks

BTW-  April is National Florida Tomato Month 


  1. YUM YUM.....this is one I know I will love. All of the ingredients are on my favorites list. I am going to wait til those sweet Jersey tomatoes come out later in the season. This will be a saved one for sure.

  2. Sounds so tasty! Glad I'm in Florida and ripe tomatoes are available!

  3. I'm loving this dish! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Pinned.

  4. I will have to try this. I'm late in discovering how good tomatoes can be - I hated them when I was a kid. This looks good and I'm definitely going to give it a try.

    1. The best sandwich I had as a kid was a tomato on Wonder Bread with lots of mayo. Now I'm old I can't eat mayo, prefer whole grain bread but sure do love tomatoes!

  5. This looks like a delicious side dish and the tabasco would really give it a kick. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I've pinned and shared. Have a great week!

  6. This looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  7. This looks delicious! Now I'm really ready for my tomatoes to ripen!

  8. Pinned this! Sounds interesting! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Sounds yummy Linda, and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. Have a great day!

  10. Yummy these look so good! I would love to try. Thanks for linking at The Fabulous Party at Our Holiday Journey. I am Pinning and tallying for the giveaway. See you next week!
    Happy Easter!

  11. Hi Linda, this would be a great addition to the tomato theme over at Food on Friday (which is on right now). Each month there are 3 different themes plus a Potluck – so you should always be able to share something. If you would like to join in the fun on a regular basis please schedule a reminder for the second Friday of each month (NZ time). Cheers from Carole's Chatter