Product Highlight: Tomato Powder

Tomato powder easily makes my top 10 favorite products list. It is an essential pantry staple in our house.

It has no additives or preservatives and is 100% tomatoes.

It can be used to make a HUGE variety of things that are more expensive at the grocery store.

I use it at least weekly and sometimes as much as 3-4 times a week because it gives me options for quick dinners that are fast and healthy on those crazy nights when I just don’t seem to have time to cook. This is especially true when combined with freeze dried veggies: I can have a quick, healthy, easy soup ready in just minutes!

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Today, I want to share the magic of Tomato Powder with you!  I have basic conversions, a fun (more detailed) printable conversion chart, a few tips, and a list of recipes!

If you want to purchase tomato powder, you can find my favorite brand HEREI’ve found that using tomato powder costs less than buying many tomato based products at the grocery store.  This is especially true for recipe that only call for part of a can of tomato paste / sauce etc.  No waste!



Here are the basic conversions:

Tomato Paste:

6 T powder + 1/2 cup water = one 6 oz can

Tomato Sauce:

2/3 cup powder + 2 cups water = just a bit more than one 15 oz can

Tomato Juice:

1 cup powder + 8 cups water = one 64 oz bottle



And here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your tomato powder:


Tomato powder has no added salt which gives you a lot of control (yay!), but if you are used to store bought products, it will taste a bit funny to you unless you add salt. I typically add about 1/2 tsp salt for every 1/2 cup tomato powder that I use. Adjust this to your own tastes.


It will thicken up a bit as you heat it, so if you mix it with cold water, it will be deceivingly thin. I’ve found that if I mix it with hot water, it thickens up right away and I get a more accurate consistency.


Add a bit less than I mention in the conversion charts above at first in case your tastes differ slightly from mine. You can always add a bit more to thicken it up later! But if you add too much powder and have to add water to thin it out, you will waste product and end up with more than you need!



Once you’ve got those three basic conversions and tips down, here is a whole list of recipes that use this fantastic product:



I made a simple (but cute) conversion chart you can print.  It has conversions for the basics: Tomato paste, sauce and juice, but also includes one for homemade ketchup!  Plus, it prints two to a sheet so you can share one with a friend!

Download it by clicking on the image below:

tomato powder cheat sheet


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11 Responses to Product Highlight: Tomato Powder

  1. Dolores Fritzsche July 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    I have enjoyed your helpful suggestions and recipes.

    • Misty July 29, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      Glad to hear it Dolores!

  2. Bonnie September 9, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    I love this stuff. My husband likes home-canned salsa. In the summer we will can as much salsa as we want and then I will can tomato juice with the rest of the tomatoes so they don’t go to waste. Later, if I need something thicker than my canned juice I will just add the tomato powder to the juice to get the right consistency. That way I am using all my tomatoes and can have sauce or paste when I need it.

  3. laura August 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    i have been looking for a good conversion chart. Thanks for this one. My husband is Sacelian and we eat lots of pasta and I dehydrate my own tomatoes and grind my own powder. I like to do this because I can control what is in it and how old it is. Sometimes I roast the tomatoes in the oven before I dry them and it gives it a very intense flavor.

    • Misty August 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

      I LOVE roasted tomato flavor Laura. Yummy!

  4. Lil August 3, 2015 at 10:57 am #

    where can I purchase this powder?? I’m in Canada but have family in the states..

    • Misty August 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      If you want to have it shipped to Canada Lil, you can purchase it HERE. If you want to save a bit on shipping and have it shipped to someone in the states, you can purchase it HERE.

      • Michelle April 26, 2016 at 4:43 am #

        Any recioes for crock pot tomato powder ketchup?

        • Misty April 30, 2016 at 7:25 am #

          Not crockpot Michelle. Just the one listed for stovetop!

  5. Edie July 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    Wondered where to purchase tomato powder.

    • Misty July 31, 2015 at 10:07 am #

      Thrive life is my favorite place to get it Edie. You can find it HERE.