Quick Fix: Tomato Paste Trick

Today instead of a recipe, I wanted to help you fix something. This post will change your life, of that I am sure. Because what is more annoying than tomato paste? It's an essential ingredient for the Italian home chef. It is also the cause of a lot frustration... you know what I am talking about, right? You take the lid off that tiny can and you scrape. And scrape. And scrape....

And yet, that tomato paste just refuses to come out in sum total, making you wonder if it's all a scam to get you to buy more tomato paste than you really need... then you reach for the water to swish in the can to get the remaining paste out. But it's just so darn thick! Inevitably, there is paste left in the can.

No more. That's right, say it with me: NO MORE!

Never again will you suffer this tomato paste fate because my grandmother has given me the solution... the holy grail of getting ALL the paste out of the can. For this, I am eternally in her debt. Best of all? This is simple--amazingly so! Ready?

Take your can of paste. Remove the top, as you normally would.... and then: 


Look how it all came out! 

Are you as impressed as I am?! It's awesome. So simple--so easy! 

It's my ah-ha moment!!! 


  1. I like your blog! Good to know this tip since I usually...get the necessary 1 or 2 tblsp. needed for my bad imitation of Italian cooking and toss the rest of the can (GASP). I might catch a break for this since I'm only BIW...by injection!

  2. Haha, yes, we'll let you off the hook. But now that you know the trick, you won't have to do that anymore!!!