Use These Tomato Recipe Equivalents in Cooking
This handy chart shows tomato recipe equivalents for both fresh and canned tomatoes and answers the question, “How many tomatoes do I need for this recipe?”
Measuring can be tricky. Knowing how many fresh tomatoes to use can mean the difference between wasting tomatoes and not using enough – or between a successful dish and a flop.
Fresh tomato equivalents by approximate weight
|1 small tomato ||3-4 ounces |
|1 medium tomato ||5-6 ounces |
|1 large tomato ||7+ ounces |
|1 cherry tomato ||½ - 2 ounces |
|1 pound fresh tomatoes ||4 small tomatoes |
3 medium tomatoes
2 large tomatoes
15-20 cherry tomatoes
Fresh tomato equivalents by cup measure
|2 ½ pounds fresh tomatoes ||3 cups chopped, drained fresh tomatoes |
|2 ½ pounds fresh tomatoes ||2 ½ cups seeded, chopped cooked tomatoes |
|1 pound fresh tomatoes ||3 cups pureed tomatoes |
|25 to 30 cherry tomatoes ||2 cups chopped tomatoes |
Canned tomato equivalents by weight and cup measure
|1 (16-ounce) can ||2 cups undrained tomatoes |
1 cup drained tomatoes
|1 (28-ounce) can ||3 cups undrained tomatoes |
2 -2 ½ cups drained tomatoes
|1 (35-ounce) can ||4 cups undrained tomatoes |
2 ½ -3 cups drained tomatoes
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|1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste ||½ cup |
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