Diced Tomatoes

Diced Tomato Substitute

Need a can of diced tomatoes for a soup, chili, casserole or sauce recipe? Here’s what to use, when you don’t have any.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: Ingredient Substitution
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Fresh tomatoes or whole peeled tomatoes


  • From Fresh Tomatoes: Use two cups chopped tomatoes in place of one 14.5 oz. can. If you have time, peel, core and seed the tomatoes.
  • From Whole Peeled Tomatoes: Quarter, core, seed and dice tomatoes. If time permits, transfer diced tomatoes and tomato juice to a saucepan. Bring to a boil; then, reduce heat; and simmer until juices begin to thicken. Use one 14.5 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes in place of one 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes.


*Nutrition facts are based on using 2 cups of chopped tomatoes as the substitute.