Quick Tips For Using Leftover Tomato Paste
Store extra tomato paste in the freezer to easily add a tomato flavor twist or enrich the overall flavor (umami) of a variety of dishes.
To freeze, spoon any remaining paste from can onto a piece of plastic wrap. Fold wrap over paste and lightly form into a log by rolling on a flat surface. Wrap plastic under log ends and freeze. To use frozen paste, simply unwrap and slice off desired amount. Rewrap any remaining paste and return to freezer.
Stir a tablespoon or two of thawed tomato paste to your favorite recipes, such as:
- Soups – chicken noodle, black bean, chili, lentil, and more
- Meatloaf or meatballs
- BBQ sauce
- Gravy and pan sauces
- Mac & Cheese
- Alfredo sauce
- Slow cooker stews
- Baked beans
- Rice, couscous and quinoa
- Taco meat
- Red curry sauce