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What Do You Do With Leftover Tomato Paste?

Some recipes call for 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, and unless you have tomato paste in a tube, opening up a new can seems pointless.  Especially when you’ll have 9 tablespoons of leftover paste to deal with. There are a few different ways to handle leftover tomato paste, but this by far is my favourite way.

What do you do with leftover tomato paste

  1. Place leftover tomato paste in a small zipper-lock bag.
  2. Carefully flatten the bag until the paste is an even thickness, about as thick as a tea towel.
  3. Close the bag and store flat in the freezer.
The next time you need tomato paste, open the bag and break off as much as you need – probably another tablespoon worth!