How to use up leftover tomato purée

Tomato purée can easily be used as a base for sauces, as well as in soups and in bakes. Squeeze out that tube, and find out how to use your leftover tomato purée to make a variety of dishes.

How to use up leftover tomato purée

Recipes using tomato purée

How to use up leftover tomato purée

  • Tomato sauce for pizza. Fry 1⁄4 onion, finely chopped, in 3 tbsp olive oil until soft. Add 1⁄2 tsp chilli flakes, 1 tsp dried oregano and 4 tbsp tomato purée and cook for 2 minutes. Spread over a pizza base, then add your favourite toppings and mozzarella. Bake until bubbling.
  • Tomato aïoli. Blend 1 garlic clove and 1⁄2 tsp tomato purée in a microwave on low-medium for 1 minute, cool, then add to the garlic mixture with 125g mayo. Blend until just combined, then stir in a handful of finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

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