Looking for recipes to use up canned tomatoes? This huge selection has got you covered, from soups and stews to rice and pasta.
Canned tomatoes are super handy to keep in the pantry.
I always have a variety: chopped, crushed, whole, plum... There are just so many uses for them!
We love heating up canned whole tomatoes at breakfast with a sprig of rosemary. I also like whizzing a few cans of tomatoes into a healthy homemade tomato soup. You can even use it for homemade ketchup!
Tinned tomatoes form the basis of many curries and stews, casseroles and soups. They're my go-to on my vegan grocery shopping list.
I hope you'll find inspiration in this list of recipes, all featuring that pantry staple: canned tomatoes!
When tomatoes are in season, they are an absolute joy. So fragrant, so flavorful, so red!
Make the most of the season's bounty by canning your own tomatoes.
Then you can use them year-round in these recipes!
If there are other ingredients that you've can't get or don't have, here are my tips for substitutions:
Garlic - if you don't have fresh, use a little garlic powder or jarred garlic paste (often in Asian section of grocery stores).
Onions - for many recipes, you can leave out the onions that are cooked in oil at the beginning. You could also use frozen onions or add some onion powder.
Spinach - try using frozen or canned in some recipes.
Vegetables - if you don't have fresh, try frozen vegetables or substitute what you do have. Try to stick to roots for roots, leaves for leaves (ie: swap carrots for parsnips or kale for spinach)
Canned Tomato Recipes
Without further adieu, here are my top 30 Vegetarian and Vegan Canned Tomato Recipes!
Recipes using Canned Tomatoes
Have canned tomatoes to use up? Check out this list of vegetarian and vegan recipes, all featuring canned tomatoes.
These meat-free dishes include curries and stews to soups and even homemade ketchup!
These Spanish beans with tomatoes and smokey sweet spices are so easy to make in one pot in less than 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients, such as canned tomatoes, canned beans and smoked paprika. If you don't have fresh spinach, just leave it out or substitute canned or frozen spinach. Vegan.
This delicious Red Lentil Dahl recipe is ready in just 25 minutes in 1-pot! This tasty Indian curry uses canned tomatoes, canned coconut milk and dried red lentils, as well as spices. If you don't have fresh spinach, just leave it out or use canned or frozen instead. Vegan.
These baby hasselback potatoes are little baked sliced Swedish potatoes that get beautifully crispy in the oven. They're delicious served in a harissa-spiced tomato sauce. Vegan, gluten-free.
This delicious Tofu Curry is ready in just 20 minutes with 10 ingredients! It’s a flavorful curry sauce, full of Indian spices and cubes of crispy fried tofu, with spinach (if you don't have fresh, use canned or frozen). No tofu? Try adding a can of white beans instead.
This super-tasty vegan chickpea curry is easy, healthy and absolutely delicious! The tasty curry sauce is so easy to make and takes just 20 minutes in one pot, with canned tomatoes, canned chickpeas and spices! Vegan.
Make this tasty homemade tomato ketchup recipe in only 15 minutes with store cupboard ingredients (and no refined sugar!). It has canned tomatoes, onion, spices and maple syrup.
This delicious easy tomato soup recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and 6 simple ingredients, like canned tomatoes, vegetable stock and onions (plus flour, oil and tomato puree/paste). It’s full of flavor, creamy and is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
This one-pot lentil and tomato stew is quick, easy, nourishing and filling. In addition to tomatoes, it's full of hearty lentils and veggies. Use whatever veg you've got - and frozen works well too! Vegan.
Caponata alla Siciliana is a traditional vegan Italian eggplant stew from Sicily. It’s easy, versatile and tasty as a stew or on crostini. Canned tomatoes are cooked with eggplant and zucchini, plus olives in this rich Italian dish.
An easy homemade baked beans recipe, using store cupboard ingredients. A healthy and delicious version of the classic, with canned tomatoes, canned beans and turmeric for extra healthy benefits. Vegan.
This easy vegan Mexican Bean Soup is a hearty bowl full of flavour. It’s rammed with beans and veggies, and is deliciously spiced and warming. The best thing is you can make this recipe in just 15 minutes with canned beans, canned tomatoes, frozen corn and spices!
These delicious vegetarian tacos are easy to make in just 30 minutes in an air fryer or on the stovetop! Canned kidney beans, onion and canned tomatoes mingle with spices – perfect wrapped in soft tortillas.
Vegan Shepherds Pie is easy to make in just 30 minutes and is full of nourishing ingredients. This tasty hearty comfort food brings mushrooms and lentils together under a blanket of crushed potatoes. Vegan and gluten-free.
This slow cooker or stovetop Lentil Stew will warm you up on cold evenings. It’s easy, hearty and bursting with vegetables and great taste. Optional harissa paste gives a lovely depth of warm flavor. Vegan and gluten-free.
This tasty Vegan Peanut Stew takes just 25 minutes to make! It is packed with vegetables (frozen or fresh), canned kidney beans, spices and flavour. The cumin, turmeric and chilli work well with the creamy peanut butter in this nourishing and vibrant dish.
This kale and ale slow cooker stew is bursting with flavour from thyme and paprika. This vegan stew is hearty and filled with vegetables such as potatoes and squash (canned or frozen work too!), plus canned tomatoes.
You'll love this rich, flavorsome stew. It has texture from the chickpeas and nutty grain, farro, plus juicy tomatoes and kale for some green goodness. Vegan.
One Pot Vegan Minestrone Soup
This easy vegan Mexican Bean Soup is a hearty bowl full of flavour. It’s rammed with beans and veggies, and is deliciously spiced and warming. The best thing is you can make this recipe in just 15 minutes!
Marinara Sauce with Chickpeas and Kale
This Vegan Marinara sauce is perfect with pasta. Onions and kale can be left out for 100% pantry ingredients.
Baked Tofu with Tomatoes, Lemon, and Capers
Baked Tofu with Tomatoes, Lemon, and Capers is the one dish meal you need! It’s packed with flavor, easy to prepare, and requires minimal hands on time, leaving you time to catch up on the rest of your day!
Plant-Based Tomato Lentil Soup Recipe (Allergy & Pantry Friendly)
Simply omit the onion and garnishes if you don’t have them on hand, and use jarred garlic to make this a 100% pantry recipe.
Easy Instant Pot Pinto Beans
If you’re looking for the best filling, flavorful homemade Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe, then look no further. With no need to pre-soak the beans and full of healthier every pantry staples, you can have dinner on the table in about an hour!
Whip up a batch of authentic Italian sauce for pasta with just a few ingredients like whole canned tomatoes.
This Jollof Rice is really easy to prepare with simple ingredients. Seriously so delicious, filling and a keeper.
Plant-Based Goulash is pure comfort food! This easy recipe uses mostly pantry staples.
Easy Vegetarian Minestrone Soup w/ Pasta & Kale
Easy Vegetarian Minestrone Soup – a quick and easy veggie loaded soup using pantry and freezer staples. On your table in just about 30 minutes! (Leave our the kale of you don’t have it, or use frozen.)
Easy Spanish Rice
This easy Spanish rice is full of flavor and can be made with pantry staples in less than 30 minutes.
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