20 easy recipes with tomato puree


These recipes with tomato puree will fill your meals with rich, bright tomato flavor!

From refreshing soups to delicious pasta sauces, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this staple into your daily meals.

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Tomato puree in a glass jar with fresh tomatoes

Tomato puree is an easy way to add richness to any meal. It is a key ingredient in many stews, soups, casseroles, etc.

That said, it’s a good idea to stock up on this reliable ingredient.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to use tomato puree for more than making spaghetti, you’re in luck.

There are classics like rice and pizza to exotic dishes like shakshuka and tikka masala.

These easy recipes with tomato puree will make your loved ones believe that you are a cooking pro!

Let’s start with the most basic of basic tomato recipes: pasta sauce.

This sauce, called passata, may be simple, but its flavors are the bomb.

It’s just a mixture of sautéed onions and garlic, oregano, tomato sauce and a little balsamic vinegar.

The vinegar not only adds subtle acidity to the sauce, but also helps reduce its thickness.

Toss that over pasta and parmesan cheese, and mmm… *chef’s kiss*.

Here’s another simple pasta dish you can make with tomato puree. Marinara is a classic sauce with a lively tomato flavor.

Seasoned with just garlic, basil, salt and pepper, the rich flavor of the tomato really shines through in this sauce.

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Once the sauce is ready, mix it immediately with freshly cooked penne and attack.

If you’re looking for a refreshing appetizer to serve in the summer, this easy tomato soup fits the bill perfectly.

This is another simple dish that packs big flavors. The seasonings enhance the flavor of the tomatoes even more.

Plus, there’s no need to sauté or puree fresh tomatoes here. A good quality canned mash will suffice.

Besides the crust and toppings, another key to the success of any pizza is the sauce.

If you’re looking for the perfect pizza sauce, this recipe is for you.

Once you learn how to make this perfectly sweet and tangy marinara, you’ll never want to use the jarred ones again.

Make your simple lunches and dinners more exciting with this Moroccan shakshuka!

Shakshuka is a hearty breakfast consisting of sunny side up meatballs and eggs cooked in a seasoned tomato sauce.

To give this dish its authentic Moroccan flavor, use Mutti tomatoes.

It is a blend of sun-ripened Italian tomatoes and Mediterranean sea salt.

If you’re a curry lover, you better stock up on tomato puree.

Apart from spices, it is another key ingredient that makes this Indian dish so popular.

This curry features chicken flavored with tomatoes, garlic, and a hot and flavorful curry mix.

Greek yogurt is also added for richness and creaminess.

Serve this curry over rice or with naan and enjoy.

If you like tomato and cream sauces in your pasta, why not combine the two?

This creamy tomato pasta gives you the richness of a carbonara and the refreshing flavors of a marinara.

Season the sauce with basil for an earthy flavor and Parmesan for a little nuttiness. These flavors complement each other well.

This is another tomato soup recipe because you can never have enough tomato soup.

I love how rich and creamy this soup is! It combines tomato puree, beef broth and heavy cream, so expect a fun burst of flavors.

It’s also infused with white wine, which really adds a complex and sophisticated flavor to the soup.

Red tomato puree plus white heavy cream and milk equals pink. This is how this sauce takes on its pretty hue.

It is also cooked with butter, aromatics, spices, seasonings and lots of cheese.

This pasta sauce will definitely knock your socks off. It will be a hit with children and adults.

Rice is often thought of as a side dish, but this one is a complete meal on its own.

Cooked in chicken broth, tomato puree, and vegetables, this Mexican red rice is rich, hearty, and bursting with delicious flavor.

It’s not just about flavor, but also about texture. I love the contrast between tender rice and crunchy vegetables!

Keema Matar, or “peas and minced meat”, is a delicious Indian dish of minced meat and peas cooked in curry.

Compared to other curries in sauce, this one is rather dry. But that doesn’t mean it’s not as good.

In fact, I’m so obsessed with the concentration of curry flavor in this dish!

Plus, the combination of minced meat and peas is a treat with its variety of textures.

These are classic burger patties with added flavor and moisture from tomato puree.

Although they taste like regular burgers, these guys have a secret: they’re carb-free and dairy-free.

Yes, even without breadcrumbs or eggs, making burger patties is still possible.

One of the most important things when making lasagna is nailing the tomato meat sauce. For that, this recipe has you covered.

It also calls for making your own béchamel. But don’t worry, making the components from scratch isn’t difficult at all.

In fact, you only need 20 minutes of prep time to pull it all off!

This spaghetti sauce may be simple, but its flavors are spot on. Spectacular is not enough to describe how good it is.

The trick to giving it an unmistakable tomato flavor is to use both tomato puree and tomato paste.

With this combination, all you have to do is season it with aromatics, salt and pepper.

The tomatoes are already rich and flavorful enough, so there’s not much else to do!

In this epic Indian dish, cheese is not just a secondary character, but the main attraction. This is why paneer is so near and dear to me.

It is made with cubes of cottage cheese dipped in a rich, creamy tomato sauce. This is where tomato puree comes in.

Serve it with naan or jasmine rice and enjoy a hearty and delicious Indian meal.

Here is another Indian recipe that will make your mouth water. These are button mushrooms covered in a rich and spicy curry and tomato sauce.

The spices in this masala give it a wonderfully robust flavor.

Even though this dish is completely meatless, I’m sure the carnivores in your life will fall in love with it.

From chicken wings to beef ribs, this vegan barbecue sauce will lend its sweet and smoky flavors to anything it touches.

The fact that there is no ketchup in this recipe makes this sauce vegan. But all the flavors you love in a BBQ sauce will still be there.

Simply replace the ketchup with tomato puree and brown sugar, and you’re done.

Besides the juicy chicken, this tikka masala also has the perfect combination of rich, creamy, buttery, and spicy.

It’s really the sauce that makes this dish a star.

Here’s an easy way to add the colorful flavors of Louisiana to any dish.

Infused with red bell peppers, cayenne pepper and creole seasoning, this sauce has a unique southern flavor you’ll crave again and again.

So be sure to at least double or triple the recipe. That way, you’ll have that sauce ready for you when the mood strikes.

Pasta alla Norma is a delicious Italian pasta that combines tomato and eggplant sauce. It’s just bolognese, but vegan.

With its al dente pasta, rich marinara sauce and meaty eggplant, I’m sure you won’t even miss the meat.

Recipes with tomato puree

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