Tomato Paste

159 grams of tomato paste on a scale
tomato paste spread on a dehydrator tray
44 grams dehydrated rolled up tomato paste
Slices of dehydrated tomato paste



Dry Time 

3-5 hours

Wet Weight 

159 grams

Dry Weight 

44 grams

Notes / Directions 

  • Tomato paste can be added to runny spaghetti to bring it back to life.
  • It can also be used for a variety of other dishes such as cottage pie, chili, or rice pilaf.
  • Spread the paste as evenly as possible, and as thin as possible, but focus mainly on consistent thickness.
  • Drying times will vary greatly depending on the thickness it's spread.
  • Half way through the drying, or when it's easily handled, remove it from the dehydrator sheet and flip it over.
  • If there are any wet spots, smear the area onto dry spots.
  • The dehydrated paste can be rolled up like a fruit roll, or placed in a food processor or blender and turned into a powder.
  • Properly dried tomato paste should be pliable, sometimes crunchy on the edges, but it should never be tacky or sticky.