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Delicious & Easy Ways to Use Canned Tomatoes

Easy ways to use canned tomatoes for delicious lunch and dinner recipes! These healthy recipes with canned tomatoes are packed with veggies, protein and flavor to keep you satisfied. You’ll find both meat and vegetarian options using tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes and more!

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Bringing some more delicious, easy pantry recipes for you to fuel your weeks ahead. In case you missed it, I rounded up tons of amazing recipes using pantry staples that you can make for every meal of the day. This time we’re focusing on one of my go-to’s: canned tomatoes!

What do you do with canned tomatoes?

If you stocked up on canned tomatoes or have some lurking in your cupboards, this roundup is for you. I broke these healthy canned tomato recipes into categories so that you can see everything you can do with them. Scroll through to check out these delicious canned tomato recipes:

  1. Hearty soups & stews
  2. Delicious, nourishing chili recipes
  3. Fun and flavorful tacos and enchiladas
  4. Rice and noodle recipes
  5. Skillet, one pot & sheet pan meals that cover everything else!

I’ve also denoted if these recipes are vegan, vegetarian & gluten free so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

Types of canned tomatoes

Not all canned tomatoes are the same, so be sure to check out the recipe ingredients to know which ones to use. You’ll find recipes using:

Benefits of cooking with canned tomatoes

I love cooking with canned tomatoes because they’re extremely versatile, they come in tons of varieties and they’re super affordable. Tomatoes not only pack tons of antioxidants and vitamins (gimme all the vitamin C) but they’re easy to use and add your favorite spices and seasonings.

Tip: be sure to check out the labels of your canned tomatoes as they can sometimes come with extra sugar, salt and other additives. The fewer ingredients the better!

V = vegan

GF = gluten free

Veg. = vegetarian

I hope you love these delicious, healthy ways to use canned tomatoes and find new recipes to try. If you make any of these recipes I’d love for you to go comment & rate it so I know how you liked it! Enjoy, xo!

Soups & Stews

classic minestrone soup in a bowl with garlic bread

Classic Minestrone Soup V, GF (use GF noodles)

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala GF

Vegan Coconut Tomato Lentil Soup V, GF

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup GF

Quick & Easy Black Bean Soup V, GF

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew V, GF

Vegan Tomato, Chickpea, and Sweet Potato Soup V, GF

Vegetarian Tofu Cashew Coconut Curry V, GF

Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup V, GF

Vegan Slow Cooker Tofu Tikka Masala V, GF

Slow Cooker Black Bean, Quinoa & Chicken Tortilla Soup GF

Hearty Chilis

two bowls of healthy turkey chili with toppings and tortilla chips

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili GF

Two-Bean and Corn Chipotle Turkey Chili GF

Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Chicken Chili GF

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Veg., GF

Lentil & Quinoa Chili V, GF

Actually, the Best Vegetarian Chili Ever V, GF

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle V, GF

Slow Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili V, GF

Tacos & Enchiladas

sweet potato black bean enchiladas on a plate

**use gluten free tortillas (like corn) to keep these gluten free!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema Veg.

How to Make 10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce! V, GF

Amazing Easy Turkey Tacos (with a slow cooker option!) GF

Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce GF

Vegan Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas with Jalapeño Cashew Crema V, GF

Jalapeno-Cheddar Stuffed Enchilada Turkey Meatloaf GF

Chipotle Black Bean Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole Veg., GF

Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Bake GF

Layered Roasted Veggie, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tortilla Pie Veg., GF

Skinny Refried Bean & Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce GF

Black Bean, Corn and Quinoa Enchilada Bake (or dip!) Veg., GF

Spicy Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas with Chipotle Greek Yogurt Sauce Veg., GF

Rice & Noodles

turkey lasagna in a baking pan

The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat GF (use gluten free lasagna noodles)

Mama’s Chickpeas in Sofrito with Arroz con Gandules V, GF

Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna with Spicy Turkey Meat Sauce GF

Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans V, GF

Baked Turkey Parmesan Meatballs with Rigatoni and Chunky Tomato Basil Sauce GF

Low Carb Eggplant Lasagna with the Best Turkey Meat Sauce + Burrata Veg., GF

Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo) GF

Skillet, One Pot & Sheet Pan Meals

chicken tamale pie topped with cornbread in a skillet

Whole Wheat Honey-Jalapeño Cornbread Chicken Tamale Pie

White Bean, Spinach & Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers with Burrata GF

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes over Spaghetti Squash V, GF

Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce with Burrata GF

Mom’s Mayan Sweet Potato Polenta Bake Veg., GF

Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes on Whole Wheat Cornbread Waffles

Pepper Jack Stuffed Turkey Zucchini Meatloaf with Awesome Sauce GF

Cheesy Quinoa and Turkey Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bell Peppers GF

Favorite Super Lean Turkey Sloppy Joes GF

Skillet Chicken with Spicy Pepperoni Sauce GF

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers Veg., GF

I hope you love these delicious, healthy ways to use canned tomatoes and find new recipes to try. If you make any of these recipes I’d love for you to go comment & rate it so I know how you liked it! Enjoy, xo!

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