Tasty recipes that use tomato paste:
Tomato paste packs such intense, concentrated flavor that you only ever need a few tablespoons at most for a recipe. But even the smallest can you can generally find in the store (6 ounces) contains 10 tablespoons of tomato paste. That means you're almost guaranteed to have a bunch left over after opening a can.
Here are some delicious ideas for what to cook with leftover tomato paste. Each of the recipes below uses between 1 and 4 tablespoons tomato paste.
1. Spicy Smoked Paprika Sauce with Cilantro
Full of spice and flavor, this sauce is great with chicken and rice. Bonus: it's ready in 12 minutes from start to finish!
2. Thai Chicken Curry
Aromatic spices, fresh vegetables and a coconut pineapple sauce make this Thai curry a flavorful dinner.
3. Chunky Chili
Tender chunks of beef and lots of delicious spices give this chili a lot of flavor and depth.
4. Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Curry
This slow cooked dinner features melt-in-your-mouth tender chicken thighs in a spicy tomato curry sauce.
5. Oven-Baked Spicy Pulled Chicken
Spicy, tangy and dressed in a sweet and sour sauce, this pulled chicken is perfect in a hearty dinner sandwich.
6. Easy Chicken Tikka Masala
Buttery, creamy and full of delicious spices, this classic is flavorful and easy to make.
7. Five-Minute Rosemary Cream Sauce
Creamy and full of flavor from rosemary, tomato and extra dry vermouth, this quick sauce takes dinner to the next level.
8. Jerk Shrimp Pasta
Drenched in a creamy and spicy tomato sauce, this jerk shrimp pasta dish makes a stellar dinner that's surprisingly easy to make.
9. Spicy Chipotle Cream Sauce
Creamy, tangy, spicy, smoky and delicious, this easy sauce takes chicken breast to a new level.