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The Solution for Leftover Tomato Paste: Freeze It!

I use tomato paste quite a bit in cooking, but don’t often use an entire can.  If you have the same problem, you can now use your freezer to save the leftovers.   By freezing tomato paste you can also save money in the long run by purchasing the large 12-ounce can of tomato paste, use what you need, and freeze the rest.

To freeze the tomato paste, line a baking sheet with wax paper.  Use a measuring spoon and put 1 tablespoon scoops of tomato paste on the wax paper.

Put the baking sheet into the freezer for several hours and flash freeze the tomato paste.  Once it is frozen enough to hold its form, remove them from the baking sheet and put them into a labeled freezer bag.

The next time your recipe calls for tomato paste, you can use as little or as much as you need.  Each tablespoons equals about 1/2 ounce.

What creative uses have you found for your freezer?  Tell me in the comments – I’d love to hear about them!

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Category: Freezer Cooking & OAMC

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    sandy says:

    this is awesome idea! i always end up having ruined tomato paste. so this is great thanks!

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    Renee says:

    I freeze pumpkin in ice cube trays and use it in pancakes, etc. later.

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    akaren says:

    Refried-beans can also be frozen in smaller amounts this way. Since the kids left home, we don’t use an entire can anymore, but small portions are great for nachos or to mix with salsa for a veggie dip…whatever fits your snacking demands.

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    Candace says:

    I love your ideas of using this method for pumpkin and for refried beans. Fantastic ideas – thanks for sharing!!