Tomato Equivalents

Here's a super easy recipe equivalent chart for tomatoes:

  • 3 medium tomatoes = 1 lb.
  • 8 small plum tomatoes = 1 lb.
  • 25 to 30 cherry tomatoes = 1 lb.
  • 1 lb. fresh diced = 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 (16 oz.) can = 2 cups
  • 1 (28 oz.) can = 3 cups
  • 1 (35 oz.) can = 4 cups

By Deeli from Richland, WA

March 28, 20110 found this helpful

As a real tomato lover this is a super tip to have. I've already made several copies to put in my favorite cookbooks. Thanks, Deeli!

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March 28, 20110 found this helpful

Deeli, do you know the comparisons for how much actual tomato there is per can, vs the water, when comparing whole, diced, crushed, and stewed tomatoes? It seems to me that with a can of whole tomatoes there is a lot more water than with the others. Thanks!

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March 28, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks so much.

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August 7, 20140 found this helpful

Colleen, I didn't see an answer to your question from three years ago, about how to determine how much water is in various types of canned tomatoes. Its' something I've wondered about, too.

While I didn't find a brand by brand comparison, I came across a good article in, about the differences in product in various forms of canned tomatoes: ... l/Canned-Tomato-Products-Defined.htm

Hope this helps, everyone.

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February 22, 20160 found this helpful

Great chart Thanks. I've srarted using fresh tomatoes in my cooking to avoid the BPA from the canned tomatos.

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