What do you substitute for tomato paste?
Tomato puree or sauce
The best substitute for tomato paste? Canned tomato sauce or tomato puree. These sauces are not nearly as thick as tomato paste, and they don't have the lightly sweet flavor eithe
What do I use if I don't have tomato paste?
You don't have to dash out to the store if you're out of tomato paste; tomato sauce and tomato puree are both an excellent substitute. For every 1 tablespoon of tomato paste needed, use 3 tablespoons of tomato puree or sauce.
Is tomato paste really necessary?
Tomato paste is an essential pantry staple to have on hand for whipping up delicious, deeply flavored meals-it can transform a ho-hum recipe, like a soup or sauce, into something really special. A little bit goes a long way, though, which is why you'll most often find tomato paste in small 6-ounce can