Basic Stewed Tomatoes With Fresh Tomatoes

Stewed Tomatoes
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Ratings (82)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings (6 portions)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
26 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Simply stewed tomatoes ingredients
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  2. Peel the tomatoes.

    Peel tomatoes
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  3. Cut them into chunks.

    Cut tomatoes into chunks
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  4. Heat the tomatoes in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.

    Heat tomatoes in saucepan
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  5. Continue cooking over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until desired consistency is reached.

    Continue cooking tomatoes while stirring
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  6. Add salt, pepper, butter, and sugar; taste and adjust seasonings. If desired serve with croutons on top.

    Add seasonings and croutons to finished stewed tomatoes
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  7. Enjoy!

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