Recipe: Cheese and tomato bread and butter pudding

The other day we had almost run out of food, and so I thought I would have a go at using up stuff we did have, which was basically bread, eggs, cheese and tomatoes. For some reason, the thought of a savoury bread and butter pudding came into my mind (perhaps because I’d been watching Ade Edmonson Les Dennis make bread and butter pudding on Celebrity Masterchef), so that’s what I made.  I’m afraid there’s no photographic evidence, but here is the recipe (sorry the quantities are very vague – it’s basically however much you can fit into your tin):


  • Slices of bread
  • 1 egg (beaten) (probably optional)
  • Cheese
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Ground black pepper (optional)
  • Margarine or butter (for greasing the tin)


  1. Grease a loaf tin.
  2. Cut the bread into pieces that will fit into the tin to make a layer of bread. Brush the bread with the beaten egg and place into the tin to make a flat layer. (If you don’t want to use egg you could butter the bread or just leave it plain, I should think.)
  3. Cut the cheese into slices and add a layer of cheese on top of the bread.
  4. Cut the tomatoes into slices and add a layer of these on top of the cheese.
  5. Add black pepper on top of the tomatoes, if wished. (You could also use mixed herbs, or even some finely sliced onions or garlic, if you have them – just something for extra flavour.)
  6. Add a layer of bread on top, then another layer of cheese, then another layer of tomatoes.
  7. Repeat the layers until the tin is full.
  8. Bake in the oven at 180ºC for 20-25 minutes (or longer depending on the size of your tin).

It basically turns into a giant cheese and tomato toasted sandwich. Good for a relatively quick lunch or tea, served with some veg or baked beans.


4 thoughts on “Recipe: Cheese and tomato bread and butter pudding

  1. Now that sounds quite delicious. We are always doing things with left overs around here. Never did a bread/cheese pudding, but soup is featured quite often. Also enchiladas or quesadillas use left overs very nicely. Sometimes they get made up into a fabulous sauce for pasta. I hate to see food go to waste.

  2. Yes, that sounds delicious. I have always liked cheese and egg or cheese and tomato combinations and with this recipe you get the added bonus of crispy bits of bread. Yum 🙂

    1. I used to love cheese and tinned tomatoes on toast (I probably still do although I haven’t had it for years) which is quite similar to the cheese and tomato bread and butter pudding.

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