Stewed tomatoes help simplify the cooking process as you don’t have to spend hours chopping and sautéing the ingredients. Not only do pre-made stewed tomatoes help save time in the kitchen, but their rich flavor and juicy texture add depth and complexity to any recipe without overpowering other ingredients.

They are made by cooking tomatoes with aromatics, vegetables, and herbs to create a base for thousands of recipes. Stewed tomatoes are stored using the pressure canning technique, a perfect way to store stewed tomatoes to make delicious recipes.

Pre-made stewed tomatoes work best as a base for pasta, soups, and stews. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal like borscht or a light meal, there are countless stewed tomato recipes.

Let’s explore some of the best ways to incorporate stewed tomatoes into your recipes that will delight your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a recipe for basic stewed tomatoes or a comforting bowl of goulash, there’s something for everyone.

1. Stewed Tomatoes

Don’t know how to use those overripe tomatoes sitting on your shelf? We’ve got you covered with this stewed tomatoes recipe made by simmering tomatoes with veggies until tender and infused with fresh herbs for a perfect side. These stewed tomatoes are easy to make and freeze well; you can easily half or double the recipe. You can also use them as a base for your pasta and as an excellent substitute for tomato sauce.

2. Canning Stewed Tomatoes Recipe

Looking for a recipe to preserve tomatoes? This canned stewed tomatoes recipe is an easy and delicious way to make canned tomatoes at home using a pressure canner. Stir in the seasonings to your liking and add them to your pasta or any recipe for canned tomatoes. Try this recipe for once; you’ll not consider repurchasing store-bought canned tomatoes.

3. Southern Stewed Tomatoes

Are you looking for a stewed tomatoes recipe with a southern twist? Southern stewed tomatoes recipe is a great way to enjoy the taste of fresh tomatoes (beefsteak/roma/plum tomatoes) from your garden. Made from a few pantry staples, these stewed tomatoes freeze well and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months. For a herby twist, add some herbs (thyme/oregano) or finish the meal with fresh parsley or cilantro.

4. Canned Stewed Tomatoes

The incredible Canned stewed tomatoes recipe is perfect for a pasta base or to make a comforting bowl of soup. This recipe includes tomatoes, vegetables, sugar, and flavorful seasonings and is packed with tons of flavor. Serve it over rice or add it to Italian or Mexican cuisines for a flavorful twist. If you’re hunting for a stewed tomatoes recipe without that “metallic taste”, this is the recipe you’ve been searching for so long.

5. Homemade Stewed Tomatoes

No need to spend hours chopping ingredients to prepare a recipe when you have these homemade stewed tomatoes in your freezer. Serve as a base for various recipes (use them in soup/rice); these stewed tomatoes add a delicious flavor to the recipes you incorporate them into and are super easy to make. Made without the use of any preservatives or chemicals, these stewed tomatoes will make cooking easier than ever.

6. Stewed Tomatoes and Vegetables

It’s dinner time! Add a delicious twist to your pasta, rice, or casseroles by adding stewed tomatoes packed with flavor and nutritious ingredients (Vitamin C-rich tomatoes and other veggies). Stored using the pressure canning technique, these stewed tomatoes perfectly pair with salsa and roast recipes. These stewed tomatoes add vibrant color and incredible flavor to your recipe, making your meal time even more exciting.

7. Stewed Tomatoes with Okra Recipe 

Want to try okra with a flavorful and healthy twist? This stewed tomatoes with okra recipe is packed with flavors and perfect for dinner. Serve as side with rice for a hearty meal to enjoy with the family. These stewed tomatoes with okra are super easy to make and taste delicious.

8. Tomato & Coconut Curried Cod

Have you ever tried cooking cod in smooth, creamy, stewed tomatoes and coconut milk curry? This curried cod recipe combines cod cooked in a flavorful, creamy, stewed tomato curry seasoned with curry powder. Simmer the cod until flaky for about 7-10 minutes, and finish the dish with lemon juice and chopped cilantro garnish. This recipe comes together in 30 minutes and tastes out of the world.

9. Green Beans with Stewed Tomatoes

This recipe of green beans with stewed tomatoes is a great way to incorporate veggies into your diet. Beans cooked with onion, garlic, veggies, and tomatoes and infused with flavorful herbs and spices. It’s easy to prepare and will have you coming back for more. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, this savory and tangy stew pairs perfectly with fluffy rice or pasta.

10. Goulash

Treat yourself to a hearty and comforting bowl of goulash made with macaroni, ground beef, stewed tomatoes, and other ingredients. Stir brown the beef and onion, and then add seasonings and tomatoes. Add boiled macaroni and taste the goulash to adjust the seasoning. It’s that simple! A quick and budget-friendly pot meal filled with delicious ingredients is ready.

11. Baked Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes

Try this baked mac and cheese with stewed tomatoes for a delicious, comforting meal perfect for any occasion. Freshly baked out of the oven, this dinner meal is loaded with flavors from the creamy tomato-based sauce with a cheesy twist. This backed mac and cheese is sure to become your new favorite.

12. Slow Cooker Cabbage and Stewed Tomatoes

Looking for an easy vegetarian side loaded packed with flavor? This side dish is a perfect combo of tender cabbage and stewed tomatoes cooked to perfection in a slow cooker alongside other ingredients for a hassle-free hearty side. Cabbage and Stewed Tomatoes are an excellent choice for meal prep as they will remain fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This side dish is not only delicious but also packed with nutritious ingredients.

13. Norwegian Salt Cod Stew (Bacalao)

This Norwegian stew combines salt cod, stewed tomatoes, shallot, potatoes, broth, and seasonings for a rich and savory stew. Stir fry the aromatic ingredients, then make the stew with tomatoes and broth. Add potatoes and simmer until almost done. Add salted cod slices, and cook covered for 15-25 minutes. Adjust the seasonings and finish the dish with olives and chopped pimentos before garninshing with fresh parsley. A flavorful dinner meal that can be served with your favorite bread is here.

14. South Louisiana Shrimp Creole

This dish is a perfect combo of flavors and textures from seasoned shrimp, stewed tomatoes, broth, savory seasonings, and other ingredients. Seasoned with paprika, cayenne pepper, and bay leaves, this dish is loaded with delicious flavors with a spicy kick that will leave you wanting more. Enjoy as it is, or serve with cauliflower rice for a complete meal.

15. Beef Stew Recipe

Slowly simmer tender chunks of beef in a savory mix of stewed tomatoes and steak sauce, along with fresh veggies, including carrots, onion, celery, and peas. Seasoned with flavorful seasonings and this stew will burst with rich flavors. This dish is a versatile and healthy addition to your dinner table.

16. Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup Recipe

Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup Recipe is a rich and creamy bowl of soup that combines tomatoes, onion, garlic, cooked bacon, sour cream, and seasonings. Bring the soup ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat, cool the mixture, and blend in two batches until smooth. Transfer the soup mix to the pan, season it with paprika, salt, and pepper, and bring it to a bowl. Served with sour cream and topped with crumbled crispy bacon. This soup is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


17. Stewed Tomatoes with Butter Toasted Croutons

A truly delicious and easy-to-make stewed tomatoes recipe and served with buttery croutons. Start by cooking chopped tomatoes with butter, sugar, seasonings (salt and pepper), and herbs. Transfer stewed tomatoes to a bowl and add homemade toasted croutons for a classic comfort food. Omit the salt for the sodium-free stewed tomatoes recipe.

18. Jersey Fresh Stewed Tomatoes

This stewed tomatoes recipe is the perfect way to store fresh tomatoes from your garden. Jersey Fresh Stewed Tomatoes is made with tomatoes, celery, onion, seasonings, and herbs. This thick and savory stewed tomatoes recipe is better than store-bought canned tomatoes. Add this versatile recipe to chicken, fish, or beef recipes for a flavorful punch.

19. Basic Stewed Tomatoes Recipe

Make your meal time extra special by adding stewed tomatoes to your meal. The basic stewed tomatoes recipe combines fresh tomatoes, one tablespoon of butter (unsalted), sugar, and seasonings and takes only 30 minutes from start to end. It is perfect for stews, soups, baked chicken, and many other recipes. Serve with some homemade croutons for a crunch and buttery twist.

20. Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes

The Italian stewed tomatoes recipe is perfect for your weekday meal rotation. Garlic, tomatoes, basil, and oregano add tons for flavors that pair well with any vegetarian or protein main course. Plus, it comes together in a snap, making it perfect for working moms to make quick meals.

21. Stewed Tomatoes with Dumplings

Stewed Tomatoes with Dumplings is perfect for those chilly nights when you want something warm and filling. Start by preparing stewed tomatoes and then make a batter with biscuit mix and milk; drop the batter in equal portions into simmering tomatoes and cook covered for 10 minutes. Whether you’re a dumpling fan or just looking to try a new recipe, this stewed tomatoes with dumplings recipe is a must-try and will surely become your family favorite.

22. Family Borscht Recipe

Looking for a hearty meal packed with beet, dried mushrooms, stewed tomatoes, sour cream, fresh dill, and other vegetables? This beat-based soup is a great way to use fresh tomatoes packed with protein, iron, and fiber. This borscht recipe is not only healthy but also packed with tons of flavors.

23. Classic Beef and Tomato Stew

Warm up on a chilly day with this delicious beef and tomato stew. This hearty classic stew is filled with succulent beef and potatoes and loaded with veggies and aromatic herbs. You can make it an instant pot or stovetop for a perfectly cozy weeknight meal. This is truly a classic comfort food that will treat your taste buds with delicious flavors. 

24. Catfish Stew

This savory stew combines the rich flavors of catfish fillet, thick-cut bacon, stewed tomatoes, potatoes, fragrant seasonings, and spices to create a satisfying meal. This dish is perfect for a cozy dinner night or to serve at a friend’s gathering. Serve over white rice or with cornbread.

25. Creole Green Beans

The creole green bean recipe transforms those boring canned beans into something delicious. Green bean, onion, and pepper are simmered in a tomato mixture to create a delicious meal in 20 minutes. This is a great side dish for beef or chicken main course dishes.

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