The sheer variety of different textures found among various canned tomatoes is enough to leave unfamiliar cooks scratching their heads in wonder. To an experienced chef, however, each one is essential and aptly suited for a unique culinary pursuit.
Saucy Kitchen Staples: A Variety of Canned Tomatoes
Should we arrange them alphabetically or by consistency? Let’s go with the latter, so you don’t get lost. From whole to diced, from crushed to sauced and strained (not to mention pastes!), there’s a world of canned tomatoes lining our virtual shelves. Find the perfect jar for your next dish.
Top Canned Tomato Brands
Canned tomatoes are too important to be handled by any brand less reliable than the ones we stock, like:
Since 1991, Muir Glen has been committed to organic tomatoes. This company sources vine-ripened produce from the San Joaquin Valley of California, and all of its products are USDA Organic certified.
Even if you’re new to the flavors of North African cuisine, your palette will adapt nicely to the rich Moroccan spices found in the products from Mina. This company makes it easy to cook traditional Moroccan dishes without the time-consuming endeavor of making everything from scratch.
There are many things we adore about Bionaturae, and here are three of them: the company’s commitment to authentic Italian cuisine; the fact that it crafts both standard and gluten-free pastas, which are equally delicious; and the antique dies that shape their pasta for maximum sauce adherence. Delizioso!
Best Canned Tomatoes
Whether you need them diced or crushed, our tomatoes are ready to go:
Jovial Organic Whole Peeled Tomatoes
Imported from Italy, these USDA Organic whole tomatoes are packed in puree and contain no unnecessary additives. Stock up so you can puree or sauce them to your desired consistency as needed.
Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce
Lightly seasoned with salt, onion, and garlic, this organic tomato sauce is packed shortly after harvesting into cans that boast BPA-free lining. You can practically taste the California sunshine with each forkful.
Ready-Made Tomato Sauces
Need a sauce that’s ready to go? Try one of these options:
Thrive Market Organic Low FODMAP Marinara Sauce
For those suffering from symptoms of IBS, our low-FODMAP marinara sauce is an easy way to pack in the flavor without paying for it later. There’s no onions or garlic here, just organic tomatoes with oil, carrots, celery, salt, and basil.
Mina Shakshuka Sauce
The traditional Moroccan recipe calls for you to simmer poached eggs in this deliciously seasoned savory tomato sauce. Mina shakshuka sauce is also great with pasta, stew, and pizza.
Healthy Eating Recipes Featuring Tomato Sauce
Looking for information about some of the diets we’ve described or inspiration for your next application of canned tomatoes? Look no further:
Thinking About Low-FODMAP Foods?
As we mentioned, our house low-FODMAP marinara sauce is easy to digest for people who live with IBS. Find out what FODMAPs are, where they’re lurking in your diet, and what you can do about it.
Beloved little sardines pack a lot of flavor for such a tiny fish. Here are a couple of our favorite sardine-based recipes, the first of which - a scrumptious pasta puttanesca - also contains a can of crushed tomatoes.
Start Your Day in a Healthy Way
We’ve compiled an extensive list of breakfast recipes. While we think they’re all brilliant, we’d currently like to draw your attention to our guidelines for making a sensational shakshuka.