Freeze Now, Use Later – Don’t Waste the Tomato Paste!

There are times I only need a little bit of tomato paste in my cooking.  So, what do I do with the rest?  I freeze the rest!  Why waste…freeze and use later 🙂

Here’s how:  I use ice tray (any ice tray would do).  This is a silicon one.  I scoop the tomato paste out of the can into the ice tray compartments,

then I flatten the tomato paste with a spoon. image

I know it kinda looks messy, but that’s okay, it freezes beautifully 🙂image

Next, I wrap the ice tray with plastic wrap.image

I lay the tray flat inside the freezer.  I leave it overnight.image

All frozen! 🙂image

Next day, I take the tray out and unwrap it.  I place a cutting board on the counter and then twist the tray over it.  And, down falls out the frozen tomato paste!image

Looking good!image

I place them in a freezer bag.  I seal and label the bag, then I put it back in the freezer until I’m ready to use them.  I take out one or two or however many I need, and save the rest for later. image

When I cook meat or veggies, I throw a couple into the pan!  I love the taste it gives to my food.  Plus,  I love to not waste.  I feel good about it.  Freezing is a good thing! 🙂



…thank you for visiting my blog…until next time 🙂



10 thoughts on “Freeze Now, Use Later – Don’t Waste the Tomato Paste!

    • yhealthy2000 November 19, 2015 / 10:07 am

      Glub, glub, glub 🙂 I love these too. Thank you.


  1. Jam November 18, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    What a clever, economical idea! I love your photographs across your posts too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • yhealthy2000 November 19, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Jam, thank you very much. I love to do too many things and my blog probably can never be a strictly one way blog 🙂 Yaz

      Liked by 1 person

    • yhealthy2000 November 19, 2015 / 10:14 am

      Your saying that you’ll use my tip, makes my day …. an optimist by heart! Simple things make me happy. Yaz.


      • blublog2015 November 19, 2015 / 5:06 pm

        no problem yaz, keep the good ideas coming. We’ll be posting great fitness, food, sport and betting blogs so follow us back if you like 🙂


  2. Terri Webster Schrandt November 20, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Great idea and so simple! I have used this idea before when I made home-made pesto. Froze a few (I left them in the tray though)…should have stored them elsewhere!


    • yhealthy2000 November 20, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Storing them prevents those frost bites from the brrr….freezing temps of the freezer 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. blublog2015 November 22, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Fitness and Sport Blog. Offering personalised tailored workout and diet plans from an accredited PT. Any blog improvement suggestions also very much welcome 🙂


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