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What to do with a load of canned tomatoes?

I opened a restaurant sized can of plum tomatoes last night for tomato sauce and I have ALOT leftover. Anyone have any ideas for what I can do with the remainder besides use it to make more tomato sauce? Thanks!

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  1. Chicken cacciatore
    Lentil soup w/ tomatoes
    Pot roast or other braised meat
    Marcella Hazan's roasted potatoes w/ tomatoes (yum!)
    You can probably freeze some.

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    1. re: NYchowcook

      Can you elaborate a little on the roasted potatoes w/tomatoes recipe? Thanks for the feedback!

      1. re: diablo

        2 pounds potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
        2 c onions, sliced thin
        1 lb tomatoes (I tear up canned tomatoes)
        3/4 c grated romano
        3/4 t dried oregano
        1/3 c. olive oil

        Preheat oven to 400 degrees
        Mix potatoes w/ onion, tomato, cheese, oregano, S&P and 1/2 c. water. Mix well.
        Put 1 T olive oil in baking dish and rub around to cover bottom. Put potato mixture into baking dish and pour in remaining olive oil. Bake about 1 hour on top of oven until potatoes are soft, turning potatoes every 20 minutes or so.
        Let sit to cool a little and serve warm, not hot.

    2. As with leftover stock, you can freeze some in ice cube trays (Plastic) and zip loc for use in future meals. Great and very cost effective for when you just want a 'touch' of tomato

      1. Cream of tomato soup with one of the grilled cheese sandwiches from that thread might be good comfort food this time of year.

        Here are a couple of links that I haven't tried.

        http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

        http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/442868

          1. I would freeze a great deal, then use the rest for soup - probably cabbage soup, which I've been eating like crazy for the past two weeks (no, not on a diet, I just love this stuff).