For my diced tomatoes, my preference is for Trader Joe's organic brand. I find these tomatoes to be dependably flavorful and tender. The pieces hold their shape during cooking but also mash easily if I want a smoother consistency. Muir Glen makes an outstanding fire-roasted tomato, the only one I've tried that actually tastes roasted instead of strangely artificial. I'm not picky about puréed tomatoes and tend to pick up whatever is available when I happen to be shopping for it.
Here are some easy dinner recipes that start with a can of tomatoes:
• Cream of Tomato Soup • Tomato and White Bean Panade • No-Boil Chicken & Tomato Pasta Bake • Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili • Quick Tomato Sauce with Pasta
What brand of canned tomatoes do you use?
Related: Real Tomato Power: Tomato Paste
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