Chopped tomatoes are the ultimate store cupboard staple. Cheap, versatile and long lasting, they form the foundation of many delicious dinners. Stock up on a couple of cans over the coming weeks and try your hand at one of these easy recipes…
Bean & halloumi stew
This tomato-based veggie stew requires next-to-no preparation and can be on the table in just 25 minutes. You could also try it with different toppings, such as sliced avocado or grilled chicken breast.
Use six cans of chopped tomatoes to whip up this huge batch of this rich Bolognese sauce to feed a hungry crowd. Or, freeze into small portions for a quick fuss-free midweek meal.
Aubergine & chickpea stew
Dig out the slow cooker to make this comforting stew. Topped with toasted pine nuts and served with flatbreads, it makes a healthy and nutritious vegan meal.
Chorizo & mozzarella gnocchi bake
Upgrade cheesy tomato pasta with gnocchi, chorizo and mozzarella for a comforting bake that makes an excellent family meal.
Smoky tomato soup with preserved lemon & green olive salsa
Be inspired by the food of Spain and Morocco with this vibrant tomato soup garnished with a punchy salsa that’s also great on roast veg, lamb, fish or chicken. It’s also the perfect lunchtime treat if you’re working from home.
Slow cooker ratatouille
Whip up a batch of this nutritious ratatouille to add a dash of colour to your dinner. Freeze the leftovers, or leave to cool, then roughly chop and use as a relish for sandwiches, or to serve with grilled meat or fish.
Add a modern-day twist to a classic bolognese with this exquisite beef ragout. Why not also try your hand at homemade pappardelle pasta? It’s super cheap to make, and tastes fantastic.
Baked tomato & mozzarella orzo
Combine red peppers, chopped tomatoes, orzo and olives in a casserole dish and finish with bubbling mozzarella for this easy vegetarian one pot.
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