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13 Ways to Use Canned Tomatoes

If you’re looking for ways to use canned tomatoes, you’ve come to the right place. These recipes using canned tomatoes are great dinner and lunch recipes!

Recipes using Canned Tomatoes - great dinner and lunch recipes using all varieties of canned tomatoes.

Canned tomatoes are a great pantry staple item; I always have canned diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes on hand. So many of my favorite recipes include canned tomatoes that it was time to round up a few of them.

Recipes Using Canned Tomatoes

3 ingredient black bean soup in a blue bowl

3 Can Black Bean Soup <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses diced tomatoes. Change up this easy black bean soup recipe by using different flavored diced tomatoes varieties. 

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Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses diced tomatoes with green chiles. Not my prettiest recipe, but it is one of the tastiest!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses diced fire-roasted tomatoes. I served my chicken tacos as lettuce wraps but you can make just the chicken taco meat and dinner is served. Also needed: canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce and canned mild green chiles.

tomato tortellini soup with bread

Tomato Tortellini Soup <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses diced fire-roasted tomatoes. This is a THREE-INGREDIENT RECIPE. Substitute frozen tortellini and this becomes a pantry staple recipe.

Cheesy Tomato Pasta Skillet

Cheesy Tomato Pasta Skillet <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses canned tomato sauce. This is *almost* a one-pan recipe – the pasta is cooked separately. But everything else can be cooked in the same pan, making this an easy weeknight recipe.

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Creamy Taco Pasta <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses canned tomato sauce. I LOVE recipes that can be made to suit everyone’s tastes; this is one such recipe. The base is a creamy taco flavored pasta and the rest – the taco toppings – is up to you!

basil roasted garlic tomato sauce in a pot with a wooden spoon

Easy Roasted Garlic Basil Pasta Sauce <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. This pasta sauce is so flavorful and can be frozen for later consumption. Make up a big batch and serve it with your favorite pasta.

chicken taco soup in a blue pot

Chicken Taco Soup <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses diced tomatoes with chiles. This creamy chicken taco soup is great for busy weeknights! It is packed with flavor, can be spicy if you want, and works great as leftovers for lunch.

slow cooker bruschetta chicken on a gray plate and a blue and white naplkin

Slow Cooker Bruschetta Chicken <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses petite diced tomatoes in garlic and olive oil.  Break out that slow cooker and give this easy dinner on your table. Serve with crusty bread to soak up all of the delicious juices.

two bowls of roasted garlic tomato soup with croutons and parmesan cheese

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup <– GET THE RECIPE

Made with diced tomatoes. Serve this aromatic soup with grilled cheese or garlic bread!

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Tomato Queso Dip <– GET THE RECIPE

Made with diced tomatoes. This tomato queso dip recipe is perfect for game day parties and tailgating. It only takes 15 minutes to make and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Chorizo Chili <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses crushed tomatoes. Chili with chorizo? Yes, please! I modified a Trader Joe’s recipe to create this tasty and hearty chili.  It also uses canned black and pinto beans.

Black Bean Sloppy Joes

Black Bean Sloppy Joes <– GET THE RECIPE

Uses crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Perfect for anyone looking for a meatless recipe! It also uses canned black beans.

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Chinazor

Monday 30th of March 2020

Amazing ideas. Glad to see this. Now I know what to do with these numerous cans of tomatoes my mom gave me before the lockdown.