Sharing this old fashioned Creamed Tomatoes recipe with you today. 

Creamed tomatoes are an old fashioned,southern side dish recipe that I grew up on. Excellent side dish. Great with fresh or canned tomatoes.


 I always thought that everyone ate Creamed Tomatoes, but recently found out that is not the case.

This is one of those old fashioned recipes that I grew up on, and is one of my husband’s favorite side dishes.

It is a dish common in West Virginia or the other southern states, more than across the country.  Some people call it tomato gravy.  My family always served the creamed tomatoes with bread in it.  It is also served over biscuits or cornbread. 

This recipe can be made with fresh or canned tomatoes. I make it with both. Mine today is with canned tomatoes.

Place can of tomatoes in saucepan. Season with salt & pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat.

Whisk together butter, flour, and milk.  Stir into the tomatoes and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Stir in the bread cubes.

Creamed tomatoes are an old fashioned side dish recipe that I grew up on. Excellent side dish. Great with fresh or canned tomatoes.

Serve warm.

This truly is a delicious recipe, and I hope you will give it a try if you are not familiar with it. 

You may also like to try my Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes for another great side dish.

This post was shared on Weekend Potluck link party @sweetlittlebluebird

Creamed tomatoes are an old fashioned,southern side dish recipe that I grew up on. Excellent side dish. Great with fresh or canned tomatoes.

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8 thoughts on “CREAMED TOMATOES”

  1. I have not had nor have I made this in years. Used to have it at my Grandmother’s as a kid. I remember how good it is. I always just used any kind of canned tomatoes and a good bread like French or Artisan preferably a few days old.

    1. Aren’t those kind of memories the best Doris. I grew up eating this and I have always fixed it for my husband. I truly thought everyone knew about it but recently learned that is not the case. A friend of mine who lives in another state called one day asking me if I had a recipe for something like this. She had never heard of it. Her father was dying and for some reason asked for “tomato gravy”. He was from WV and had eaten this growing up. She fixed this and he said it was exactly as he remembered. I can only imagine how good it would be with a good french or Artisan bread. I could eat those breads every day anyway. Thank you for taking the time to comment, and I bet we could share some great recipes and memories.

  2. Yes I am from now living in the south. I was raised eating this wonderful side dish. We always at ours with biscuits. I have yet to find anyone in ms that has eaten this dish. Haven’t had any for many years but I can see it in the near future. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Awww thank you! It is amazing the foods we grew up with and then see that other people have never had them. I could not get a better picture of the tomatoes because that’s just what they are!! LOl I bet you and I could share some great recipes that neither of us has had for years. Great talking to you.

    1. Oh this just made my day!!! Some people just don’t know what good things they are missing. LOL I could not get a pretty picture of this, but we love it. Do you do anything different than I did? I’m always open to new ideas. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  3. Thanks for the recipe! Ate this often as a kid, our Mom still makes it for Dad. It’s the simple foods that remind us of simpler times. Our garden is giving us lots of tomatoes right now, hope to make this soon 😊

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment and for visiting my blog. I grew up on this too. So many people have never heard of it. I bet you have some other wonderful recipes to share that remind us of those times. Please let me know if you think of any we can share. Have a blessed day.

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