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okra and tomatoes in a skillet with a purple napkin

Easy Okra and Tomatoes (Fresh or Frozen)

Easy Okra and Tomatoes (Fresh or Frozen) is the best Southern recipe for stewed vegetables with bacon seasoned with Creole Seasoning. This dish is quick to make using canned tomatoes.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword fresh okra and tomatoes, frozen okra and tomatoes, okra and tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 61kcal



  • Cook the bacon in a skillet on medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crisp and remove the bacon and set aside.
  • You can drain the fat from the bacon if you wish or leave it. I reserve at least a teaspoon of fat. Add the onions to the pan and saute for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add in the okra, diced tomatoes, and all of the seasonings. Stir.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the pot. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the okra is soft.
  • Open the pot and add the cooked bacon. Stir.



Feel free to omit the bacon if you would like a vegetarian dish.
The cook time remains the same for both fresh and frozen okra.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g