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I need 28oz of canned crushed tomatoes in puree. My hubby bought me a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes and a 15oz can of puree. Does anyone know how much puree I should add to the crushed tomatoes?

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby January 19, 2019

I would drain the crushed tomatoes in a colander (save the juice for drinking) put the crushed tomatoes back n the 28 oz can and add the purée until the tomatoes are covered or the can is filled.
Save the leftover purée for a quick sauce over pasta,

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Betty Defloria
Betty Defloria January 19, 2019

Thank you that sounds logical to me.

Nancy
Nancy January 19, 2019

Unless it's a cake, tomatoes don't have to be exact.
And the difference between (plain) diced tomatoes & diced tomatoes (in puree) isn't great.
If its a stew or soup, I might use all of both cans...rather than having a little bit sit lonely in the fridge, waiting for a usage.
If you want to keep to the 28 oz total, use either the whole 28 oz crushed tomatoes, or the whole can of puree and about half the crushed tomatoes.

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Betty Defloria
Betty Defloria January 19, 2019

Thank you I do see what you mean. So it gives me other options .

June
June January 20, 2019

Leftover puree can be frozen in small amounts (one of two tablespoons) and used for future recipes.

BerryBaby
BerryBaby January 20, 2019

June has a great idea of freezing the purée...use ice cube trays.

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