Crushed Tomatoes

Crushed Tomato Substitute

Here are three things that you can use as a substitute for crushed tomatoes.

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  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 28 oz.
  • Category: Ingredient Substitutions
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Tomato puree, whole peeled tomatoes or fresh tomatoes


  • From Tomato Puree: Replace 1:1
  • From Whole Peeled Tomatoes: Quarter a can of whole peeled tomatoes. Then, transfer to a pot; and crush with a potato masher or spoon. Bring tomatoes to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue boiling, until they soften and cook down slightly (less than five minutes).
  • From Fresh Tomatoes: Follow these instructions to turn fresh tomatoes into crushed tomatoes. You’ll need 2-3/4 lbs. to replace one 28-oz. can.


*Nutrition facts are based off of using tomato puree as the substitute