Freeze Leftover Tomato Paste Into Ready-To-Use Spoonfuls

Freeze Leftover Tomato Paste Into Ready-To-Use Spoonfuls
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In recipes that call for tomato paste, you usually only need a small amount, maybe a tablespoon or so. This leaves you with a surplus of paste, and if you’re not planning on using it for any other meals, salvage that paste by freezing it into spoonfuls.

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This tip comes via Cadry’s Kitchen. She explains how it works:

I made some room in the freezer. Then I lined a baking sheet with parchment paper. With a measuring spoon, I doled out tomato paste in tablespoon-sized dollops like red tomato-y cookies. I then popped the sheet into the freezer until the paste patties were solid.

Once they were completely frozen separately, I just moved the solid tomato paste patties into a glass container. I marked the outside of the glass with a black permanent marker, so that I’d know what was inside.

This way, next time you have a recipe that calls for tomato paste, you can simply toss in a patty. Check out the tip for yourself at the link below.

Quick Tip: Freeze Tomato Paste and Never Toss a Moldy Jar Again [Cadry’s Kitchen]