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.
|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
|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|
|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
|1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste||½ cup|
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