Diced Tomatoes Recipe

HOW TO MAKE diced tomatoes recipe from fresh tomatoes.  Step by step instructions walk you through the beginning all the way up to freezing or canning them. This is a great way to preserve your garden tomatoes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword diced tomatoes, homemade, how to make diced tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 20 kcal


  • 1 pound tomatoes roma, plum or beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add tomatoes to boiling water and let boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Prepare large pot of cold water with ice cubes in to sit on your counter or in sink.
  4. With slotted spoon remove tomatoes carefully from the boiling water and put in the pot of ice water.
  5. Once you can touch tomatoes, pull their skins off.
  6. Dice the tomatoes up into preferred size.
  7. Put in sauce pan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Add salt, pepper and basil.  Stir. 

  8. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy immediately or freeze for later.
  10. If freezing place in freezer safe bag and put in freezer. This will last for months.