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How to Cook Stewed Tomatoes: National Tomato Month

It’s National Tomato Month, and there’s nothing like the taste of homegrown tomatoes fresh from your garden.

cherry tomatoesWe enjoy all the shades & shapes of tiny tomatoes, and all colors of large tomatoes as well.

So perfectly tangy & juicy, perfect in any savory dish I can dream up, and such an important staple in our household.

When it’s harvest time, it’s so exciting to make everything from gazpacho to fresh tomato salads, and beyond.

How to Cook Stewed Tomatoes:

Home can your tomatoes whole for sauces – there are never enough! I have included a recipe for stewed tomatoes.

Type: Stew Recipe

Serve with: sprinkle of parsley & drizzle of good quality olive oil
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 – 40 min
Serves: 6


  • tomatoes8 large tomatoes – fresh, peeled
  • 3/4 cup celery – chopped
  • 1 tbsp onion – minced
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp parsley + sprinkles for serving – finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil – finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • drizzle olive oil – upon serving, if desired


  1. Quarter tomatoes and cook in a large saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add chopped celery, onion, cloves & sugar, and cook for 20 min on medium high heat. Stir often, so they don’t scorch.
  3. Add curry powder, basil, parsley, salt, pepper & paprika and continue to cook for 5 min.
  4. Add butter, stir through and cook 2 more minutes.
  5. Add as much of the bread crumbs as needed to thicken tomatoes.
  6. Sprinkle more parsley, as you serve tomatoes.

This can be served in separate bowls as an appetizer or serve in a large bowl with everyone serving themselves into smaller bowls.

Continue on by canning these stewed tomatoes for future use over the cold Fall & Winter months, if desired.

Try something you may not have thought of for a tasty meal or accompaniment, but especially during National Tomato Month.

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Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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