33+ healthy recipes with canned tomatoes

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After a trip to the grocery store where you filled some pantry staples, you probably found yourself with a particular pantry dilemma: Lots of canned tomatoes and have absolutely no idea what to cook for dinner. While these canned tomatoes are a good thing to have on hand, it is not easy to just whip dinner together unless you know what to do with them.

Fortunately for us, we have an abundance of recipes that will use your canned tomatoes! From hearty chili, pasta bolognese, curries and even a few ways to use the canned tomatoes for breakfast, we have a delicious list of recipes you can dig in. So, take these canned tomatoes in your pantry and let’s use them for dinner – once and for all!

Blaine Moats

What is needed:
1 can of roasted tomatoes

This recipe combines a full can of pumpkin with classic chili ingredients such as onions, ground beef, tomatoes and canned beans. There are all the flavors and spices of traditional chili along with the sweet taste of pumpkin. And thanks to a couple of teaspoons of cocoa powder and a can of diced green chili, this chili is also packed in the flavors of Mexican mole sauce.

Get the recipe for Pinto Bean and Pumpkin Mole Chili.

slow cooker beef goulash in a white serving bowl
Jason Donnelly

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of tomato paste

Now you might think that a gulash – which is a stew of meat and vegetables – would require a lot of time, but our recipe is made for your slow cooker. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients in it and let the time-saving appliance work its magic while doing what it is you need to do. It’s so easy!

Get our recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Goulash.

Paleo Italian sausage soup
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes

While that sounds complicated in the title, we can assure you that it is a deceptively simple recipe that creates a wonderful soothing dish of meat, vegetables and pasta. You can load this full vegetable by doubling the amount used below and ending with a chunky, sausage-strewn minestrone. And if you want to cut the pasta together, replace farfalle with your favorite brown rice or quinoa. Either way, this Italian sausage soup is big enough to work as dinner alone.

Get our recipe for hearty Italian sausage soup.

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a pan of taco pasta with spoon, cotija cheese and slices of avocado
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

What is needed:
1 can of roasted tomatoes, 1 can of tomato sauce

Of course, traditional pasta is fantastic. But have you tried taco pasta? This easy recipe takes all the things you love about tacos – spices, spices and yes, cheese – and turns them into a pasta format. Taco Tuesday is gaining a whole new meaning.

Get our recipe for One-Skillet Taco Pasta.

Healthy shrimp from diavolo
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes

Restaurants feel that the use of a lean protein like shrimp entitles them to the use of unlucky amounts of butter, cream and cheese, all while drowning out any chance of actually tasting that seafood. Instead, we turn to a little favorite from Italy: spicy shrimp From Diavolo, made from little more than crushed tomatoes, white wine and a pinch of cream with red pepper. Treating less calories sounds a lot tastier, doesn’t it?

Get our recipe for Shrimp From Diavolo.

Cuban tomato and black bean soup
Jason Donnelly

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes

Not only is this dish flavored package (thanks to the combination of jalapeño, red and green pepper, ham, onions and all the other delicious fixings that go in a Cuban black bean soup recipe), but we make sure to keep things light as possible. Between the black beans with reduced sodium, no salt added cubes, unsalted chicken broth and the addition of Greek yogurt to a healthy garnish, you enjoy your 260 calories worth of a delicious soup.

Get our recipe for Cuban Tomato and Black Bean Soup.

egg diablo with tacos in pan
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

What is needed:
1 can of roasted tomatoes, 1 can of tomato sauce

Sure, you could make hard-boiled or scrambled eggs for breakfast, but if you really want to kick things up a notch, why not try this recipe for egg diablo? With crushed red pepper and roasted tomatoes along with green pepper and onion, this bowl of flavor and nutrition bursts.

Get our recipe for Egg Diablo.

Crock pot Italian meatballs with spaghetti
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes

While we are huge fans of making meatballs and gravy from scratch, it is sometimes difficult to take the time to do so. That’s why this crock-pot of Italian meatballs is the perfect address when you want a big spaghetti dinner without all that work. Plus, it uses the canned tomatoes in your pantry that you are trying to get rid of!

Get our recipe for Italian meatballs with crock-pot.

Two bowls of copycat Olive Garden pasta fagioli with parsley and parmesan cheese
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of diced tomatoes

While there are several variations to making a homemade Pasta Fagioli soup recipe, we decided to head straight to the source to see what was in Olive Garden’s special recipe. According to the menu on the Olive Garden website, the ingredients in their soup include “white and red beans, ground beef, fresh tomatoes and tubetti pasta in a tasty broth.” So that’s exactly what you’ll find in this recipe.

Get our recipe for Pasta Fagioli Soup.

Jambalaya (with paleo and gluten free option)
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato puree

By lowering the rice ratio (or even exchanging with quinoa for a gluten-free alternative) and increasing raw materials and protein, this jambalaya recipe dramatically reduces calories and carbohydrates. Don’t be afraid though: it still has the soul (and taste) enough to satisfy the most discerning Creole critics.

Get our recipe for Jambalaya.

Healthy kalkunchili
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of tomato puree

If you have canned tomatoes and have no idea what to do with it, why not whip up a large pot of chili? It’s great for dinner or even for your lunch meal for the week!

Get our recipe for Pinto Bean Chili.

Serious gluten-free chili
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can full peeled tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste

While we have never been shy about acknowledging our immortal love for chili, it is not without its dangers, namely increasing sodium levels and dependence on fat-bound beef. Get lean by using ground turkey and build flavor with spices, beer and a little chocolate.

Get our recipe for Turkey Chili.

Paleo tomato chicken curry recipe
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes

Looking for something on the spicier side? Using a jalapeño in the recipe, this chicken curry comes with a light kick, but between the sweetness of the coconut milk and the sourness of the crushed tomatoes, this tomato chicken curry recipe is the perfect dinner dish no matter what season you’re in.

Get our recipe for tomato chicken curry with cauliflower rice.

Healthy paleo chicken pizza
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes

To make things easier without losing taste, we ditch the spread of your typical chicken broth (which still gets foggy under the sauce) and blacken the chicken instead of frying it. A bowl of red sauce and a thin layer of bubbly mozzarella round out the bowl.

Get our recipe for Seared Chicken Pizzaioli.

Crock pot beef ragu recipe with pappardelle pasta and shaved parmesan
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
1 can of tomato paste, 1 can of crushed tomatoes

Sick of the usual meat sauce and meatballs on a weekday? Pick up your Italian cooking with a notch with this delicious beef ragu recipe. Not only is it easy to make, but this dump-and-go Crock-Pot recipe is perfect for preparing and freezing for later!

Get our recipe for Beef Ragu.

Healthy minestrone with pesto
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes

This healthy recipe for minestrone soup is a mold of vegetables that goes a long way in ensuring that your diet lacks its necessary green surroundings. Vary the specific vegetables, depending on what’s in your refrigerator and what looks good on the market, but be sure to finish with a spoonful of jarred pesto, which helps tie the entire bowl together.

Get our recipe for Minestrone with Pesto Soup.

Healthy crockpot chili
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of tomato paste, 1 can of crushed tomatoes

Our crockpot chili recipe has great flavors in spades: smoked chipotle pepper, hops IPA and lots of cumin and chili powder to tie it all together. Chili and corn have a natural affinity for each other, so we like to serve this with a wedge of cereal or a stack of hot tortillas. Now take out your crockpot and chill. (Sorry, we had to.)

Get our recipe for Crockpot Chili.

low calorie tortilla soup
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can full peeled tomatoes

Over the past two decades, tortilla soup has competed with chicken soup as a comforting mainstay on large restaurant menus. Between the pulled chicken, the soothing tomato broth and the pile of fixings, what’s not to love? How about a bowl of soup with 86 percent of your day’s sodium allotment? Unless you learn to enjoy it at home, that’s what you’re likely to get when you order this dish. Let our chicken tortilla soup recipe change it for you.

Get our recipe for chicken tortilla soup.

Vegetarian curry cauliflower with butternut squash
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes

This Indian-style curry does not take more than 25 minutes to prepare, yet it will taste as if it has been simmering away all day. The balance between the creamy coconut milk, the sweet cubes of squash and the subtle heat of the curry powder could make the most dedicated meat eater forget that he only ate vegetables.

Get our recipe for Curry with Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Stir Fry.

slowly cooked turkey broth in white bowls
Jason Donnelly

What is needed:
1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of tomato puree

Turkey is often limited to just being the star of the meal at Thanksgiving, but you can – and should! – eat it all year round. That’s why we made it the focal point of our cassoulet recipe. If you are not sure exactly what a cassoulet is, it is mainly a slow-cooked stew originating in France, which usually has meat and beans in it. In this cassoulet, we remain true to the roots of the dish, but swap turkey, which brings another flavor palette to the meal.

Get our recipe for Turkey Cassoulet.

Healthy chicken and red chile enchiladas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can full peeled tomatoes

With this red chil enchilada recipe requiring chicken, you can play with the stuffing as you see fit. As long as you have canned tomatoes to make the sauce, and a few tortillas, you’re good to go!

Get our recipe for Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas.

pumpkin chicken chili served in white pots
Jason Donnelly

What is needed:
1 can of roasted tomatoes

In this pumpkin chili recipe, we combine all the classic chili elements – beans, peppers, onions, celery, carrots, garlic and chili powder to name a few – along with the chicken and pumpkin in a slow cooker for a couple of hours. Then you come home to a flavor-packed chili that is tasty and brings a little kick you can ramp up by adding a little hot sauce. You might not think of pairing chicken and pumpkin together, but a spoonful of this dish and you will be hooked.

Get our recipe for Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Chili.

Healthy spaghetti with spicy tomato sauce
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes

Bucatini alla Amatriciana is a staple in and around Rome and the type of dish Italian college kids cook when they miss mom’s cooking. The beauty of the dish is that just a few strips of bacon add a whole pot of pasta with a rich, meaty taste, cut perfectly by the sweetness of the tomato and pepper flakes. No fat sausage bindings, greasy ground meat or fist buns are needed in this spaghetti recipe.

Get our recipe for Spaghetti with spicy tomato sauce and bacon.

Crock pot vegetarian chili recipe with cheese and cornbread for the table
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes

Just because a meal doesn’t have meat in it doesn’t mean it can’t be a big one! This crock-pot vegetarian chili is packed with all sorts of rich foods you would love to mix in slow cooker.

Get our recipe for Crock-Pot Vegetarian Chili.

Bolognese pasta recipe on fork
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato puree

Call it meat sauce, call it ragù, call it whatever you want, but there’s no denying that a well-made pasta sauce is one of life’s finest pleasures. Italians traditionally produce Bolognese with pork, veal and beef – a rich combination that creates a delicious but low-calorie dish. This Bolognese follows the same technique used for an authentic velvety sauce, but falls into turkey for veal and lean tenderloin for fatter beef. You can serve this over dried spaghetti or fettuccine, but fresh pasta is really best.

Get our recipe for Bolognese sauce.

Wendy's copycat chili in three bowls on a marble countertop with cheese and cream fraiche
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of diced tomatoes

Thanks to a clear list of ingredients on Wendy’s site, this recipe was easy to put together. According to the list, Wendy’s chili has a chili base, tomatoes, chili beans, pink beans, kidney beans, onions, celery, green pepper, ground beef, chili pepper, garlic powder and spices. While the recipe also includes sugar and modified corn starch in, we knew you could have a delicious chili without any of these additives, so we didn’t bother to add them in our version.

Get our recipe for Copycat Wendy’s Chili.

Healthy spaghetti and meatballs
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can full peeled tomatoes

Traditional meatballs are made with a mixture of beef, pork and veal. Turkey, lean and tender, replaces the latter two in these meatballs and saves you more calories while also getting your taste buds with great yum. And if anything, go heavy on meatballs and lightly on the pasta.

Get our recipe for Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs.

Crock pot jambalaya in a bowl on a bed of rice ready to eat.
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
1 can of diced tomatoes

There’s nothing like a steaming, spicy bowl of crock-pot jambalaya to warm you up! While you can make a quicker jambalaya recipe, you help by using a slow cooker to enjoy all the flavors of jambalaya. Between sausages, tomatoes and spicy cajun spices, this crock-pot jambalaya recipe is bursting with flavor.

Get our recipe for Crock-Pot Jambalaya.

spoon holding chili from a bowl
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
2 cans of tomato sauce, 2 cans of dice and vegetables

Not a fan of beans in your chili? Than this Instant Pot chili recipe is for you! With a mix of ground beef and lots of diced vegetables, this recipe uses four cans of tomatoes in your pantry! Talk about a clean pantry.

Get our recipe for Instant Pot Chili.

Bolognese low calorie fettuccine turkey
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes, 1 can of tomato paste

Before there were spaghetti and meatballs, before there was tomato sauce with ground beef and Italian spices, before there was Hamburger Helper and bottles of Prego, there was ragù, a slow-simmering meat sauce that is heartier, more complex, and yes, more comforting than its American colleges. And that’s what we go back to in this turkey bolognese recipe.

Get our recipe for Turkey Bolognese with Fettuccine.

Italian pizza sauce with a spoon in a jar
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of tomato puree

While it is super easy to order a pizza for dinner, it is actually incredibly easy to make pizza with this Italian pizza recipe from scratch. It’s a light pizza recipe recipe that gets enough sauce for 4 different pizzas – perfect for light dinner dinners!

Get our recipe for Italian pizza sauce.

ketchup fries closeup
Amy Sherman

What is needed:
1 can of tomato puree

Ever had homemade ketchup? Not only is it fresh and delicious, but you can also control the amount of sugar and salt in it and season it to your liking. It is also super easy to manufacture. Homemade ketchup really highlights the taste of tomatoes instead of masking it with lots of vinegar, sugar and salt.

Get our recipe for Homemade ketchup.

close up of Italian meatballs plate
Kiersten Hickman / Eat This, Don’t It!

What is needed:
4 cans of tomato sauce, 1 can of tomato paste

Learn how to make authentic Italian meatballs straight from one editor’s Italian grandmother. Here are her special secrets for creating the best tasting tomato sauce and meatballs that melt in your mouth that you can easily toss with a few of your canned tomatoes!

Get our recipe for classic Italian meatballs.

RELATED: The easy way to make healthier comfort foods.

Paleo stew shakshuka dish in a frying pan with parsley
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not It!

What is needed:
1 can of crushed tomatoes

Made with fresh or canned tomatoes, the sauce starts with sautéed peppers, onions and garlic. A few good spoons of the spicy North African red pepper pasta harissa add depth to the shakshuka, making the blend of this paleo casserole way more exciting than your everyday tomato and garlic sauce.

Get our recipe for Shakshuka.

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