Your kitchen should always have a few cans of tomatoes in the cupboard. It is a handy ingredient for different kinds of dishes that you can make in a pinch. Here are some canned tomato recipes that are sure to impress:
Chunky Pasta Sauce
Pasta is a go-to meal when you only have a few minutes to spare for cooking. You can get a healthy and filling meal in no time with just a small number of ingredients. It can be made as simple or as complex as desired. Boil the noodles in water with a bit of salt and oil to prevent them from sticking to each other. Be careful not to overcook them as they will become soggy and difficult to eat. As for the sauce, use the canned tomatoes as base. Sauté a good amount of garlic and onions. Add salt, pepper, and other spices depending on preference.
Tomato and Bacon Risotto
Risotto is a classic dish that turns plain rice into something exciting. Use whatever type of rice you currently have but it would be good to use one that isn’t too sticky. Coat uncooked rice in hot oil over low heat then add just enough water. Put in some chicken cubes to enhance the taste and mix things around. Then add in the canned tomatoes before letting the entire thing boil. The rice should become softer over time. You can add crushed bacon bits to make the entire dish more savory.
Easy Meat Lasagna
If you have ground beef in the refrigerator, then consider cooking lasagna for dinner. You can definitely whip up something that tastes better than the frozen ones at convenience stores. Place the pasta inside a boiling pot of water and wait until it is cooked just right. Next, create a white sauce by combining cream, butter, and pepper as the base ingredients. Then move on to the red sauce which is a mixture of canned tomatoes and spices. Layer them up while sprinkling cheese liberally.
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