Southern Tomato Casserole
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 11/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch baking soda
  • 3 cups toasted white bread cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • fresh parsley sprigs, optional
DIRECTIONS
  1. Grease a 3-quart baking dish. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, sugar, paste, mustard, soda, and salt. Place bread cubes in the baking dish; drizzle with melted butter. Pour tomato mixture over bread. Refrigerate up to 4 hours, if desired. Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs, if desired.
  2. Serves 8 to 10.