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Substituting Tomato Paste for Tomato Sauce

How do I substitute tomato paste for tomato sauce?

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February 1, 20090 found this helpful
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I often make changes like that, primarily because you get a better-quality product when you do. Try using 1/2 water (or stock if you have any) and 1/2 tomato paste. Add a little Italian seasoning, i.e. basil, oregano, garlic, parsley and a bit of sugar. Start with 1/4 tsp. of each, taste your concoction and go from there. Most recipes are not so finicky that they would suffer from such a change, and the bonus is that there are no unpronounceable ingredients in your sauce. Good luck!

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February 3, 20090 found this helpful
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Tomato paste can be used by adding 2 cans of water. (6 ounce can, 12 ounces of water) This will make it have a more sauce like quality. It is not salted or seasoned. I add 1 tablespoon each of dried parsley, basil and oregano, 1 teaspoon each of salt and garlic powder. This is when I am making spaghetti sauce. When I am making chili, I just add it to the beans that already have the liquid in them. You really can add it to anything that you want to have a tomato flavor. Add small amounts of water until you get the consistency you want.

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

Most tomato sauce is loaded with salt. Your starting idea (paste +water+ ?) offers an alternate choice. Try 1 1/2 water to paste (9 oz water to 6 oz paste) and add water for a thinner sauce. Then add Italian spices (basil, oregano, marjoram, parsley) a little at a time while tasting.

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If you add raw garlic and or onion, try cooking them lightly in olive oil first to mild them down. Garlic powder and onion powder (both come in low-sodium versions) are options. All ideas are optional, including yours. Enjoy, pc

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June 4, 20120 found this helpful

Find perfect tomato paste mixed for tomato sauce in www.chinesetomato.com

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