5 Fun Things To Do With Tomato Sauce

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 5 ways.

Eggs in Purgatory; Giada de Laurentiis

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

When the season comes to a close, don't let those fresh tomatoes go to waste! Make your own tomato sauce (any "ugly" tomatoes you might have work as well!), then freeze and use it these five ways.

Eggs

Shakshuka (aka Eggs in Purgatory) is a mouthwatering Israeli dish. Cut prep time by using premade tomato sauce like in Giada’s recipe.

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Soup

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.

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Photo by: Antonis Achilleos Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Antonis Achilleos Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

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.

Grilled Cheese

Out of fresh tomatoes? Use a few tablespoons of homemade tomato sauce instead to make a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.

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.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition.

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