Tomatoes Bohéme

Tomatoes Bohéme

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Category: sides, vegetables

Yield: 4-6

Serving Size: 4-6

Tomatoes Bohéme

Tomatoes Bohéme can function as both a vegetable and a side dish. This is an authentic 1930's recipe and provided just as it was made back then. We've provided a few suggestions to up the healthy level of this dish.


  • 1 can whole tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 to 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 stick of butter (4 Tbsp) cut into bits
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp salt, to taste
  • 3/4 - 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Butter a casserole dish
  3. Combine tomatoes, celery, onion, green pepper, 2 Tbsp (or half) of the butter), salt, and black pepper
  4. Pour into casserole dish
  5. Combine bread crumbs with parsley
  6. Top tomato mixture with bread crumbs, do not mix
  7. Bake, uncovered, 1.5 hours (1 hour, 30 minutes)*


You can add a 16 oz can of corn to this recipe to increase the servings for a larger gathering. Use organic, frozen and thawed corn for a healthier option to canned corn or, even better, toss in diced zucchini or yellow squash instead of the corn!

*check casserole about 45 minutes into baking time and continue checking every 15 minutes or so to ensure bread crumbs are not becoming to crisp or blackened

**want to make it healthier... we recommend the following substitutions; replaced canned tomatoes with fresh, boiled, and peeled whole organic tomatoes, replaced butter with a vegan butter (such as Earth Balance soy-free) or use coconut oil, use a Paleo style or gluten-free bread for the bread crumbs

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