When the season comes to a close, don’t let those fresh tomatoes go to waste! Make your own tomato sauce, then freeze and use it these five ways.
Make a speedy bowl of tomato soup using tomato sauce. It’s a perfect way to get your dose of lycopene, an antioxidant shown to help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Recipe: Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
Shakshuka (aka Eggs in Purgatory) is a mouthwatering Israeli dish. Cut prep time by using premade tomato sauce like in Giada’s recipe.
Recipe: Eggs in Purgatory (above)
#3: Tuna Marinara
Use jarred or homemade tomato sauce and combine with canned tuna for a quick tuna marinara. Toss over pasta for a delicious weeknight meal.
#4: Grilled Cheese
Out of fresh tomatoes? Use a few tablespoons of homemade tomato sauce instead to make a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.
#5: Bloody Mary
Put your homemade tomato sauce to good use by adding into your Bloody Mary. Combine with vodka, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce and celery.
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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »