Learning How to Make Homemade Tomato Paste is the perfect way to use up the abundance of garden tomatoes. All you need are tomatoes, salt, and garlic! Use it in sauces, soups, or as a flavor staple in many more recipes.
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Keyword How to Make Homemade Tomato Paste
3poundsroma or plum tomatoes
Slice tomatoes in half.
Put tomatoes and garlic in food processor and pulse until smooth. Depending on the size of your food processor, you might have to do this in batches.
Pour tomatoes into a large pot, add salt and stir.
Place pot on medium high heat on the stove, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down heat to low and simmer.
Cover and cook for 3-4 hours, stirring once in a while, until tomatoes turn into a paste and liquid is gone.
Use tomato paste immediately, place in refrigerator to use within a couple of days, or place in ice cube trays to freeze. Once frozen, pop out of ice cube trays and place in freezer safe bag.
This recipe makes 1 1/2 cup tomato paste, or approximately 1-2 ice cube trays full. You can easily double, triple or more this recipe to stock up on tomato paste.