FRESH TOMATO BREAD – The Southern Lady Cooks

This recipe for Fresh Tomato Bread will go great with any meal.  This bread is good toasted with butter, too.  We seem to always have an abundance of garden tomatoes and this bread is one of our summer favorites. The oregano seasoning with the cheddar cheese and tomatoes is such a hit! If you have extra tomatoes you will also love this Southern Tomato Pie!

Fresh Tomato Bread Simple Ingredients Needed:

All-purpose flour

Baking powder


Black pepper




Sour cream


Mayonnaise or salad dressing



Shredded cheddar cheese

I have not tried this bread any other way other than the recipe nor have I tried freezing it.  I had an abundance of ripe tomatoes and just came up with the recipe I have now made it a few times. If your tomatoes are really juicy, you might try draining some of the juice before adding to the recipe. I have also used onion flakes instead of chopped onion and it worked well too. I also use Duke’s Mayonnaise when I make this bread.

To easily remove the peeling from tomatoes submerge in boiling water for 15 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon. Skins will slip right off.

For a real treat, make our homemade pimento cheese and enjoy it on this bread!

“The fresh tomato bread was wonderful! I used fresh store bought tomatoes because it’s still too early for garden grown in my area. Can’t wait to try this again! Thanks so much!” – Cathy

“I just made this today! Doubled the recipe to use up as many of the fresh tomatoes as I could. I made a normal sized bread loaf pan size and 4 mini loaves, and still had enough left for 6 muffin size too! The bread is delicious! So fresh tasting, a great way to use the fresh tomatoes everyone is giving us lately! Thanks so much for the recipe!” – Jeanne

“OMG!!! (Oh my gravy!) This bread is deeeelicious!! I made this yesterday for my family’s Sunday get-together and we devoured it!! Next time I will make 2 loaves!! Thank you so much for the recipe!” – Kerry

Fresh Tomato Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

Fresh Tomato Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Fresh Tomato Bread

This fresh tomato bread is a great way to use summer tomatoes!

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time1 hr 5 mins

Total Time1 hr 20 mins

Course: bread

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: tomato bread

Servings: 1 loaf

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped or mashed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, oregano, black pepper and salt. Add melted butter, eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, chopped onion and tomatoes. Mix well with a spoon. Fold in cheese.

  • Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray. Add your bread mixture. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 60 to 65 minutes checking to see if bread is done since ovens vary.


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