Our top 10 tomato recipes

Updated on 12 October 2017 | 0 Comments

From tarts to traybakes, these are the best tomato recipes to try.

Whether you prefer the sweetness of cherry tomatoes, the juiciness of beef tomatoes or the intensity of canned San Marzanos, there's no end to the dishes you can cook with tomatoes. Below are a few of our favourites.

1. Fresh pappardelle with tomato sauce

All the flavours of Italy are brought together in this dish with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil. Add a touch of mascarpone and grate parmesan over the top of each plate before you serve. The recipe includes instructions for making the pappardelle from scratch, but you can use shop-bought if you prefer.

What's for dinner? Second helpings/Romilla Arber

2. Chicken traybake with taleggio, pesto and roasted tomatoes

This light but delicious recipe from Mary Berry is the perfect mid-week dinner, ready in just 45 minutes. Make the pesto if you have time, or buy a jar if you're in a rush.

Cook Up a Feast/DK

3. Courgette tart with roasted tomato coulis

Paul Hollywood's take on a classic courgette tart includes a brilliantly sweet tomato coulis flavoured with garlic, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. Serve with a crisp glass of white wine.

Peter Cassidy/How To Bake/Bloomsbury

4. Tuscan tomato soup

Slow simmering is the key to this soup, allowing the tomatoes to soften and sweeten. Make sure you use the best canned tomatoes you can get and opt for fresh chicken stock over stock cubes. 

The Tucci Table/Orion Books

5. Cod, coriander and tomato parcels

Say goodbye to fish-supper faff with this simple 'en papillotte' recipe. Cooking the fish in greaseproof paper parcels locks in flavour and moisture, and you can easily vary the ingredients – try ginger and lemongrass or chilli and coriander.

Yuki Sugiura/French Brasserie Cookbook/Daniel Galmiche.

6. Individual tomato and pesto tarts

Masterchef judge John Torode claims to be "a sucker for anything cooked in, or with, puff pastry" and his recipe for deep-filled tomato tarts won't disappoint. You can prepare the pastry discs in advance, stacking them between layers of cling film in the freezer. 

Yuki Sugiura./My Kind of Food/Headline

7. Baked tomato risotto

This risotto breaks all the rules: it's baked in the oven rather than cooked on the hob and only stirred once. You could use tinned tomatoes instead of passata and try adding in chopped fresh tomatoes twenty minutes before the end of cooking.

New Vegetarian Kitchen

8. Butter bean and tomato bruschetta

Make your next store-cupboard supper something special with this quick recipe. You may already have many of the ingredients to hand: tinned butter beans, dried oregano, lemon, black olives, garlic, olive oil and crusty bread are all you need.

Mark Hix

9. Gnocchi with tomato and basil

These gnocchi are simpler to make than you might expect: simply boil and mash peeled potatoes, add flour to form a dough, then knead, shape and boil. Finish under the grill with slices of mozzarella.


10. Baked Turkish eggs with yoghurt and chilli

Add some heat to your breakfast with these Turkish eggs, spiked with chilli, garlic, cumin and cayenne. This recipe serves four and can be made in one large dish or individual ramekins.

Rachel's Organic Yoghurt

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