How to Substitute Tomato Sauce for Other Forms of Tomatoes

can of tomato sauce

Alice Henneman, MS, RD, UNL Extension in Lancaster County
Some recipes call for catsup. Others need tomato sauce or tomato juice. And so it goes.

Is there some way you can substitute one of these for the others?

Take a can of tomato sauce and try some of these substitutions:

  • 1 cup catsup (for use in cooking): substitute 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons vinegar.
  • 1 cup chili sauce: substitute 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, dash of ground cloves and dash of allspice.
  • 1 cup tomato juice: substitute 1/2 cup tomato sauce and 1/2 cup water.
  • 1 10-3/4 ounce can tomato soup: substitute 1 cup tomato sauce plus 1/4 cup water.

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