Basic Stewed Tomatoes With Fresh Tomatoes

Stewed Tomatoes
The Spruce
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings (6 portions)
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This recipe is for basic stewed tomatoes made with fresh tomatoes, salt and pepper, butter, and sugar. Saute some finely chopped celery, onion, and bell peppers for a zestier, more flavorful dish. Add a few dashes of Tabasco or some red pepper flakes for a little heat.

What You'll Need

  • 4 large tomatoes (or 6 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

How to Make It

  1. Peel the tomatoes.
  2. Cut them into chunks.
  3. Heat the tomatoes in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
  4. Continue cooking over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Add salt, pepper, butter, and sugar; taste and adjust seasonings. If desired serve with croutons on top.

Recipes With Stewed Tomatoes

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 26
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)