14 easy tinned tomato recipes

Cheap, versatile and easy to cook with; tinned tomatoes are the ultimate store cupboard ingredient. Try these tinned tomato recipes use just one tin, plus a few more basic ingredients, to make a tasty dinner.

Check out our definitive list of the top 50 storecupboard ingredients to buy, with a recipe to match each of them!

14 easy tinned tomato recipes

1. Vegetarian spaghetti alla puttanesca

Vegetarians don’t have to miss out on this classic Italian spaghetti recipe. With this recipe, you can use a handful of dried herbs from your spice rack, meaning you don’t need to go out and buy them fresh.


2. No-stir tomato and basil risotto

Who has time to stir risotto anyway? That’s what we want to know. This easy Italian recipe uses only one pot and requires minimal stirring. All you’ll really need is rice, stock and herbs.


3. Quick lamb rogan josh

Enjoy your favourite Indian lamb curry during the week with this speedy recipe, which only takes half an hour to throw together.


4. Smoky prawns with tomato and coriander

Juicy king prawns are cooked in a smoky tomato sauce to make this impressive dish. You could serve alongside some storecupboard rice, if you’ve got some.


5. Healthier chilli with baked potatoes

Nothing beats a jacket potato when supplies are low! Try topping your baked spud with chilli and sour cream: we’ve made this weeknight favourite lower in fat. 


6. Spicy pork stew with sweet potato and beans

Make sure you have plenty of bread on hand to soak up the juice from this spicy Mediterranean-style stew. A lot of the herbs you’ll find inside the recipe can be found in your pantry.


7. Tomato, olive and mozzarella rice

All the flavours of a pizza have come together in one comforting rice dish. That’s our kind of vegetarian dinner…


8. Quick sausage casserole with tomato and chickpeas

If you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen but still fancy a lovely, hearty casserole, this one takes only 35 minutes.


9. Quick fish stew

Bring a taste of France to your dinner table with this quick and easy fish stew.


10. Beef meatballs with tagliatelle

You can’t go wrong with beef meatballs cooked in rich tomato sauce then served with tagliatelle.


11. Easy jacket potatoes with smoky beans

Move over Heinz, these easy homemade baked beans are healthier and cheaper than shop-bought versions.


12. Quick paneer and chickpea curry

Combine Indian curry paste with spinach, chickpeas, tomatoes and fried paneer for a meat-free curry that feels like a treat.


13. Quick chilli con carne

You thought chilli con carne needed a long time simmering on the hob? Oh no… Now you can have it on the table in under an hour.


14. Roasted cauliflower dhal

Top spicy red lentil and tomato dhal with roasted cauliflower for a filling vegetarian dinner.


Looking for more inspiration for your storecupboard? Click here for 39 ways with a tin of chickpeas.

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