Tomato Harvest Ideas & Hacks

Dehydrator Recipes & Procedures for Preserving Tomatoes


Start with How-to: Dehydrating Tomatoes. You can dry dices, slices, and small tomato halves and quarter. You can purée (or mash) tomatoes to make tomato leather as well. Slice tomatoes any flavor with your favorite seasonings to make tomato chips as delicious snacks.

Tomato Powder

For easy-to-use, instant tomato flavor, grind your dehydrated tomatoes into powder. Check out our article If You Powder Nothing Else, Make Tomato Powder for instructions and details.


For even deeper and more intense flavor, try roasting tomatoes first with our Roasting/Grilling Guide—80 Fruits and Vegetables.

If you enjoy sun-dried tomatoes in oil read how to make them safely with our guide A Taste of the Summer Sun, “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes.


Use your dehydrated tomatoes and tomato powder to make 43 foods with our recipes! Many are quick recipes to makes Meals-in-a-Jar or pouch.

With tomato powder, you can make you own homemade tomato paste and sauces in many flavors (recipes below).  We hope you enjoy!

Homemade Tomato Juice

Legumes, Grains, & Vegetable Dishes
Spanish Rice
Whole Wheat Tomato Pasta
Creole Red Beans & Rice (with Vegan Option)
Mediterranean Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Hummus

Main dishes: Ground Meats
Classic Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore
Sloppy Joes
Taco Bar Skillet

Sauces & Condiments
Barbecue Sauce
Burger Topping
French Salad Dressings (4 variations)
Homemade Heinz® Ketchup
Homemade Tomato Paste
Homemade Tomato Sauce
Honey BBQ Sauce
Marinara Sauce
Pizza Sauce
Sweet Baby Ray’s® Original Barbecue Sauce Copycat
South Carolina BBQ Mustard Sauce
Southwest Chipotle Barbeque Sauce
Spaghetti Sauce
Stout Beer Barbecue Sauce
Vodka Sauce for Pasta

Seasoning Blends
Barbecue Spice Rub

Cajun/Creole Low-Country Seasoning Blend
Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
“Spatini” Spaghetti Sauce Dry Mix
Meatloaf Seasoning Mix
Pork Country-Style Rib Rub
Natural Meat Tenderizer

Snack Foods
Tomato Florentine Rice Crackers
Dehydrated Chunky Salsa (dehydrate salsa for you own instant mix)

Cream of Tomato (Tomato Bisque) Condensed Cream Soup
Cream of Tomato (Tomato Bisque) Dry Soup Mix
Fiesta Nacho Cheese Condensed Cream Soup
Fiesta Nacho Cheese Dry Soup Mix
Meaty Vegetable Soup
Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup
Tomato Basil Soup Mix
Tomato Soup-to-Go
Vegan Vegetable Soup
Vegetable Soup with Pasta

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