Recipes Using Whole Peeled Tomatoes
Along with canned tomatoes, pasta is another one of our favorite pantry staples! If you look for quick budget-friendly meals, these easy recipes with canned tomatoes and pasta will get you covered!
Recipes Using Whole Peeled Tomatoes
Making your homemade healthy tomato soup is so easy! The addition of sweet potatoes gives a creamy texture and at the same time balances the acidity of tomatoes. This is one of our go-to soup recipes with canned tomatoes, and we love it with fresh basil leaves and crusty garlic bread!
Whole, peeled canned tomatoes are a pantry workhorse, more flexible than marinara and more flavorful than off-season tomatoes. We'll let you in a little secret, too: Any recipe that calls for crushed tomatoes or a can of diced tomatoes would also work as a canned whole tomato recipe: just slice the tomatoes or crush by hand (or whiz 'em in your blender) if you need those other versions. Of course, the tomatoes aren't a meal in themselves. So you're going to need some canned tomato recipes. And we can help with that...
Visit the pantry of anyone you know and you can be sure to find at least one common ingredient: canned tomatoes. Canned tomatoes come in many forms: whole peeled, diced and finely diced. Some specialty stores also carry canned stewed tomatoes and even canned cherry tomatoes.
Plum tomatoes are the best to make canned whole peeled tomatoes. Popular plum tomatoes are Roma, San Marzano and Amish Tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are my favorite to grow in the garden due to their naturally sweet taste and mild acidity.
While you can leave the skin on tomatoes when canning, they can be tough and a bit bitter. You'll notice that commercially canned tomatoes are peeled for this reason. If the skin doesn't bother you, leave it on. Otherwise, quickly blanch the tomatoes and peel them before canning for a more pleasant experience.
Most people normally choose between crushed, diced, and whole peeled tomatoes based on what they feel more comfortable using, and the decision often stems from what size of tomato pieces they prefer in the final dish. While this is important, the real choice should be based on the initial thickness of the tomato product and which tomato is more suited to the length of cooking time for the recipe.
The pieces of tomato in the jar contain the natural juices, and they have not been thickened like the puree that they are packed in. The more pieces in the jar and the larger the piece, the thinner the finished tomato product. Whole peeled tomatoes are the thinnest, diced are a little thicker, and crushed are the thickest of all.
Canning tomatoes when fresh and at peak flavor are a great way to preserve them to use all year in your favorite recipes. Use this recipe for preserving whole or halved tomatoes packed in water and processed in water bath canner for shelf stable jars.
This home canning recipe is perfect for preserving a lot of tomatoes quickly into shelf stable jars for food storage. Whole, peeled tomatoes are ready to be opened and used in all your favorite meals that call for fresh tomatoes. Here are some tomato canning tips to help you prepare:
You may have some separation with either raw pack or hot pack method, but less so with whole tomatoes that are cooked whole before filling the jars. As long as you followed a tested canning recipe, the jars are safe to use.
This is a safe caning recipe from the NCFHP website and the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving. The full and printable recipe can be found at the bottom of this post, but these are the steps for canning whole, halved, or quartered tomatoes packed in water.
This simple homemade tomato soup is quick, easy, and insanely delicious. It is excellent with canned tomatoes, but you can also use fresh tomatoes. Tips for canned and fresh tomatoes are found in the recipe below. If you love quick, no-fuss recipes, this is it! If you love roasting tomatoes, try our roasted tomato soup!
ReplySaraFebruary 15, 2023, 1:05 amDelicious!!!!! I made this soup today using Mutti canned whole tomatoes on sale at Kroger. They were pricey at $3.49. I sauteed the diced onion on med-low heat for 10-15 min in butter and added three cloves of diced garlic. I added 1.5 cups of water and 1.5 tsp of Better Than Bullion chicken base blending all with an immersion blender. Along with extra salt (1 tsp total) and freshly ground pepper, it was outstanding!! So much better than store-bought! I plan on trying it with the cheaper brand of Aldi crushed tomatoes ($1.29) to see what the difference in taste is since good canned tomatoes have gotten SO expensive.
Its impossible that something this simple can be this amazing ! It really is but i will attest to the need for excellent tomatoes. The first time I made it, it was acidic. This time i used Bianco DiNapoli whole tomatoes and it was a night and day difference I always add a tiny pinch of brown sugar, and a tiny pinch of cinnamon but even without this is hands down the best marinara and really effortless.
This recipe is so simple but is still really great! I used diced tomatoes because I ran out of crushed. I was worried about it not turning out as good with diced but after using an immersion blender (I still left some chunks) it turned out great! I did 5 cloves of garlic and added a tsp of brown sugar and some chopped fresh basil at the end. I will definitely be adding this recipe to my recipe box!
Not sure where to start? These 11 recipes are here to help. While you can't use canned tomatoes in all the ways you might use a fresh tomato, you'll be surprised at how versatile they can be. From sandwiches to chili to salsa, there's bound to be an idea here that you love.
So, like a good little canning soldier, I am following the recommendations. Just in case you are wondering, that means adding a tablespoon of concentrated lemon juice per pint of raw canned tomatoes; two tablespoons if you are using quarts. It is not recommended to use lemon juice (squeezed from a lemon) as lemons can vary in acidity.
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Once they are peeled, you can slice the tomatoes in half or leave them whole. The benefit of cutting them in half is that you can remove the seeds. The benefit of leaving them whole is it is easier and faster!
Toss peeled tomatoes into a large bowl to await stem removal. Once all peels are removed, remove the stem and tough core area inside the tomato using a small knife. Now you are ready to start canning whole tomatoes.
Great question and yes! I am totally sure about this. It is a great way to can tomatoes months after harvest. I actually have about 20 lbs left from last summer I will be using to make salsa in the next couple weeks when things slow down a bit. You will love it when you give it a try!
Absolute best tomato soup ever! I have made many, including many other classic recipes. And I have even roasted the tomatoes for other recipes, but this was better. Such a smooth, subtle and wonderfully rich, well balanced, tomato flavor. It helps using really good tomatoes (I use Alta Cucina). And it helps having a very powerful blender (Vita Mix) to make it very smooth and creamy. Thank you, Jenn, your recipes are always outstanding!
Looking for something on the spicier side? By using a jalapeño in the recipe, this chicken curry comes with a slight kick, but between the sweetness of the coconut milk and the acidity of the crushed tomatoes, this tomato chicken curry recipe is the perfect dinner dish no matter what season you're in.
There's nothing like a steaming, spicy bowl of crock-pot jambalaya to warm you up! While you can make a faster jambalaya recipe, using a slow cooker helps to savor all of the flavors of the jambalaya. Between the sausage, tomatoes, and spicy cajun seasoning, this crock-pot jambalaya recipe is bursting with flavor.
Made this last weekend and it was delicious. I recommend only covering the eggs for three minutes so the yolks do not get hard.I also skipped the cilantro because of personal preference, but did add chopped parsley and feta cheese.It is excellent with bread, either pita, or French, or Cuban with a side of sliced avocados.I loved it so much that I made a triple batch without the eggs and portion froze it. Now I only have to thaw, bring to a simmer and add eggs to enjoy it on short notice without the prep time.I also tried a batch using Mexican style stewed tomatoes and it was very very tasty.I always experiment with recipes and this one easily lends itself to experimentation.So glad I found this recipe and it will become a staple in my diet.
Quarts of whole peeled tomatoes get processed in a boiling water canner for 45 85 minutes. Pints get processed for 40 minutes the same amount of time. Tomatoes that are packed in water are processed for 40/45 minutes.
I usually cold pack whole tomatoes, but I wanted to avoid all the water I end up with in my jars so I am boiling down the whole peeled tomatoes right now. Can I leave out the lemon? How does this change my process? I am at 9,000 feet so I usually can for 60-70 min.
I was very tired last night, and kind of dazed. I just realized this morning that I processed my whole, peeled tomatoes for 75 minutes, not 85 minutes. The lids are sealed. Will the 10 min make or break my tomatoes? Should I reprocess them tonight? Thanks!
I have been scared to try canning tomatoes in the past, but this year I have decided to give it a try (since my tomato plants have produced so much more fruit that I can keep up with!).I just did a small batch of whole tomatoes, but now I am slightly concerned. I used lemon juice from concentrate, and I just read elsewhere that it is a no-no.Is this going to compromise my tomatoes?
Question, do you have to peel the tomatoes before you can them whole? I would be using homegrown tomatoes, some are quite small and it just seems like so much trouble to peel them all. I have made tomato soup and sauce (roasting the tomatoes first with skins on cut in half, then pureeing) and it was super easy and simple without peeling, so I thought perhaps I could can them the same way, perhaps just cutting them in half without peeling after washing well of course. Thanks! ? 041b061a72