Recipes Using Tomato Paste

Tomato paste is the concentrated mashed tomato with minimal water. I prefer homemade tomato paste to store-bought. The grocery version is mostly imported dense, smooth tomato concentrate. But when you make it yourself, you get to choose the tomatoes you will be using, thus the flavor of the finished concentrate.

It is utterly more delicious— brute than the store-bought. It takes about a day to make, and in the end, and believe me, you’ll have enough to make you last through several cooking projects.

Today, I will be talking about some of those cooking projects where you can get the most out of your tomato paste. Without any delay, let’s get to some recipes using tomato paste.

Creamy Tomato Pasta

This tomato paste recipe takes 15 minutes or less to serve on your dinner table. You will be tasting sweet sauteed onions, garlic, rich flavorful tomato paste, and a touch of cream combined for a savory sauce that is sure to rival any restaurant dish. You might be wondering why I said rich ‘rich flavorful tomato paste’.

The tomato paste ingredients are mainly tomatoes, of course, salt, olive oil, and a flair of classic Italian goodness. In time, the deep, mellow, caramelized tomato paste uses the flavor to infuse the paste more than ever. Let’s jump into the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Penne pasta
  • 1/2 diced large onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water
  • 1 tbsp of dehydrated basil 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • freshly grounded pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1: Start with a pot of water on the stove. Bring it to boil. Add some salt to the water. Now, add 1 lb of penne pasta. Read the directions on the package carefully.

Step 2: Drain the pasta, and while draining, reserve 1/2 cup of the boiled water and set aside.

Step 3: Get a large skillet. Add olive oil and 1/2 diced of a large onion. Saute the onion until it’s soft. Then add 2 cloves of minced garlic and the heat through. 

Step 4: Add 6 ounces of tomatoe paste into the skillet. Now, as I’ve said before, I strongly suggest using homemade paste. Don’t worry if you cannot reach out at this time. Go for the canned ones.

Add the 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water and begin to thin out the tomato paste. Now, add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the pasta and stir.

Step 5: Season the tomato cream sauce with 1 tbsp of dry basil, pepper, and salt to your taste.

Step 6: Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and stir until the pasta is well coated with the sauce. Take it off the stove.

Serve hot. Do sprinkle some grated parmesan for extra flavor. Enjoy!

10 prep, 15 cooks, 4/684

Pasta with Tomato Paste

At this time, you’ve already known that cooking with tomato paste can never get boring. Now, folks, for the remainder, it’s a simple dish created with four stowage ingredients you can always find near you– pasta, tomato paste, olive oil, and garlic.

It additionally makes a delicate side dish to treat with fish or roasted chicken. In the recipes with tomato paste, the paste is typically a minor addition in most recipes; however, it’s the most flavorful, manufacturing an intense taste because it coats the long pasta. Let’ get to the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb of penne pasta 
  • 18 oz. of tomato paste
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional and to taste)

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1: Start with a pot of water on the stove. Bring it to boil. Add 1 tbsp of salt to the water. Now, add 3 lb of penne pasta. Read the directions on the package carefully.

Step 2: Drain the pasta, and set aside.

Step 3: Get a large skillet. Add olive oil and bring it to moderate heat. Now, add 3 cloves of minced garlic and cook until tender with just a little color. Don’t overdo.

Step 4: Lower the heat and add the tomato paste to the skillet. Mix it well with a wooden spoon.

Step 5: Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and stir until the pasta is well coated with the sauce. Take it off the stove.

Serve instantly and enjoy!

Beechworth Tomato Relish

Still, wondering what to do with tomato paste? I guess you need the trump card now. You can have this tomato relish directly with any kind of dish; you name it. It goes so well with almost everything. Let’s get into the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of tomato paste
  • 250 grams of sliced onion 
  • 2 tbs of salt
  • 4 tbsp of white vinegar
  • 350 grams of white sugar
  • 1 tbsp of mustard powder
  • 1/2 tbsp of curry powder
  • 1 tbsp of all-purpose flour

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1: Take a large saucepan or casserole dish. Add 1 cup of tomato paste, 250 grams of sliced onion, 2tbs of salt, and 4 tbsp of vinegar and give it a good mixture.

Step 2: Bring it to the boil and boil for 10-15 minutes till the mixture thickens. 

Step 3: Add 350g of sugar and boil for 5-7 minutes. Stir regularly to ensure the mixture does not stick.

Step 4: Add 1 tbsp of mustard powder, 1/2 tbsp of curry powder, 1 tbsp of flour, and combine well.

Step 5: Boil the relish for more 5 minutes. Take it off.

Pour into a jar and store in a dark place. Enjoy with almost anything!

Conclusion

That’s the best I can give you for your unused tomato paste. Do try all of them.

Recipes Using Tomato Paste
Recipes Using Tomato Paste

Get your unused tomato paste out of the closet and prepare a delicious dish with recipes using tomato paste by following the directions step by step.

Type: Side Dishes

Cuisine: American

Keywords: Recipes Using Tomato Paste

Recipe Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 684 Kcal

Preparation Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 15M

Total Time: 25M

Recipe Ingredients: Penne Pasta Onion Tomato Paste Heavy Cream Parmesan

Recipe Instructions: Boil the pasta and reserve the water saute garlic cloves with tomato paste and other ingredients add the pasta and combine take off the stove, serve

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