Italian Stewed Tomatoes Recipe -
Italian Stewed Tomatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Italian Stewed Tomatoes

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"Tomatoes stewed with celery, onion, green pepper and basil."

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Original recipe makes 7 pints Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine tomatoes, celery, onion, bell pepper, basil and sugar. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 02, 2011

I made some of this recipe and canned it, very tasty. A tip I learned is to chop up the tomatoes and let them sit in a colander or big pot overnight or at least a few hours. The juice will seperate from the toms. The juice will then seperte like fat from stock. The top will be a bright red tomato sauce, the bottom is tomato water. Use the top sauce to cook the toms and discard the water or use it to cook rice, add to soup, make bread. It will last in the firidge for several days. The toms will cook down and thicken in half the time and less chance of scorching the pot

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2005

I didn't especially care for these. I followed the recipe, though I did thicken it a bit at the end.

Sep 13, 2003

Good recipe, especially since I have tomatoes coming out of ears! I did not peel the tomatoes (that is where a lot of the nutrients are!) I canned them, processed them and will now have fresh tasting stewed tomaotes throughout the winter.

Nov 28, 2008

I made a half recipe of these and used them in the "Best Marinara Sauce Yet" (from this site). Very Yummy! UPDATE: I canned this recipe (the whole recipe, not half) in 500mL (16oz) jars and yielded 6 cans. I filled the jars with the tomatoes and veggies first, then topped it up with the liquid until the volume was level with the bottom thread of the jar. I processed them in a boiling water bath for 1 hour. When I opened my first can about 6 weeks later it was EVEN BETTER than when I made it fresh. The flavour was incredible! So I'm changing my review from 4 stars to 5 stars and I highly reccommend that you can this recipe!

Aug 25, 2005

Great stewed tomatoes. If they are too watery, keep cooking them. They will thicken. Good to eat as a sidedish or to use in a recipe such as chili.

Oct 05, 2003

I also have tomatoes up the ying-yang so I thought I would sub canned tomatoes for fresh in my chili. It turned out the best I've made, although it was a little runny, so I added a small can of sauce (to the chili). What I did differently was I left out the celery and added garlic. Then I sauteed the onion pepper & garlic in a tsp. of olive oil before adding the tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe Leah!

Jul 12, 2003

very good flavor, but every time I make this it turns out runny....I have tried adding some flour and cooking it longer, and this seemed to help. A good basic recipe to start from :)

Jul 15, 2011

in my family we cook it all the time, we skip the basil and add garlic, fry the garlic in a little oil before the add other ingredients, we use it as pasta topping along with some cheese, add to eggs, or for a quick pizza top it on a slice of bread and add cheese and all you want on top and microwave it, its great on everything, you can also make it in small amounts using left over tomatoes.


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  • Calories
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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