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Could I substitute tomato sauce for tomato paste?

I want to make home made spaghetti sauce but all the recipes I found require tomato paste. I only have tomato sauce and diced tomatos.


Asked by matthew9_22 at 1:26 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • Many times, when a recipe calls for tomato paste, it also calls for adding water or another liquid. If you're using tomato sauce, you might want to reduce the amount of liquid you also add.

    Good luck :)

    Answer by AAAMama at 1:33 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Yup you can.

    Answer by Misteh at 1:28 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • yes, for sure

    Answer by gardenchic at 1:30 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • definitely. you do not need tomato paste when making a sauce. the ingredients you have will be just fine!

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:32 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • It'll be fine. Tomato paste just has more concentrated flavor and adds more body. I hardly ever use tomato paste whether a recipe calls for it or not. I prefer fresh tomatoes as often as possible.

    Answer by misses_nick at 1:27 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Yep, whenever I do that I just make sure I don't add as much water or whatever other liquid it calls for, because the sauce is not as thick as the paste!

    Answer by JessiFaye at 2:21 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Yes u can...

    Answer by smiley745 at 5:24 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Thanks! I made it and it was the best that have ever made! LOL Thanks again!

    Comment by matthew9_22 (original poster) at 9:10 PM on Jan. 11, 2011