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Tomato Recipes

Fresh and flavorful tomatoes are certainly something to celebrate. From tomato soup, tomato sauce and tomato basil to topping tomatoes on pasta, salads and sides, try one of these family-favorite tomato recipes today.

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Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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Sue Gronholz
We owned an organic greenhouse and business that included classes. I had 100 tomato varieties to work with, so I started oven-drying them and taught my students, too. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Mighty Hero Sandwich

Mighty Hero Sandwich

Mighty Hero Sandwich

My friend Valerie is a gracious hostess who once served us this Dagwood sandwich. It’s easy, colorful and the marinated veggies give it all kinds of oomph. —Kelley Boyce, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Grandma's Cajun Chicken & Spaghetti

Grandma's Cajun Chicken & Spaghetti

Grandma's Cajun Chicken & Spaghetti

I’m originally from Louisiana, where my grandma spoke Cajun French as she taught me her spicy chicken spaghetti, lovingly made on an old woodstove. —Brenda Melancon, McComb, Mississippi

Basil BLTs

Basil BLTs

Basil BLTs

Everybody goes for the bacon in this impressive sandwich. If you’ve got a garden, harvest your fresh tomatoes and basil and pile them on. —Alisa Lewis, Veradale, Washington

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Tomato Garlic Soup

Tomato Garlic Soup

Tomato Garlic Soup

I like to make this soup when I'm expecting a lot of people for dinner. My guests enjoy it, too. —Lynn Thompson, Reston, Virginia

Italian Deli Rollers

Italian Deli Rollers

Italian Deli Rollers

Carol Bassett of Kentwood, Michigan makes these handy roll-ups on summer days when it's too hot for stovetop cooking. "They're a fun change of pace from traditional sandwiches," she shares.

Garden Tomato Soup

Garden Tomato Soup

Garden Tomato Soup

Meet the Cook: "Delicious" and "filling" are the words friends I've served this soup to use to describe it. Alone, it makes for a tasty lunch...or you can have it with a sandwich or crackers. Like an even heartier soup? Simply cube some of your leftover cooked chicken or roast and add. I've long enjoyed trying new recipes on my husband. He's a former agriculture minister of Saskatchewan...and my taste tester of 52 years! We have four grown sons and 11 grandchildren. -Frances McFarlan
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Italian Spaghetti Squash

Italian Spaghetti Squash

Italian Spaghetti Squash

This is a unique and easy way to cook spaghetti squash. Be sure the squash is on the small or medium side so that it fits into the slow cooker after being cut in half.—Melissa Brooks, Sparta, Wisconsin

Ham Pasta Salad

Ham Pasta Salad

Ham Pasta Salad

I "invented" this salad as I went along...it's a combination of various pasta salad recipes I'd seen. It can be served as a side dish, of course. In summer, however, my husband doesn't care for hot meals, so I make it as a main dish. We're recent city transplants with two young children, ages 6 and 3.

Cacciatore Chicken Breasts

Cacciatore Chicken Breasts

Cacciatore Chicken Breasts

JoAnn McCauley of Dubuque, Iowa shares her version of traditional Chicken Cacciatore with this easy recipe. The tasty sauce and chicken can be served over rice or noodles. If you want to lower the sodium, use garlic powder instead of garlic salt.

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

“Dare to deviate from tomato salsa and try this tomatillo-based version for a deliciously addictive change of pace. It’s fantastic on its own with tortilla chips or served as a condiment alongside a variety of meats." —Lori Kostecki, Wausau, Wisconsin

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza

My wife and I love this pizza! The crisp crust, made from frozen bread dough, is topped with a tasty mixture of sauteed onion, sweet pepper and chicken as well as tomato slices and mozzarella cheese.—Paul Piantek, Middletown, Connecticut

Tomato Pizza

Tomato Pizza

Tomato Pizza

My children liked to eat pizza with a lot of toppings, so I developed this recipe. With fresh tomatoes available year-round here, we still make it often, even though the kids are grown. It's a delightful change from usual meat-topped pizza.

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

I combine ingredients for this hearty chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come home to a rich, spicy meal at night! —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii



Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

“I’m trying to cut my risk for cardiac disease by changing the way I eat,” explains Marlene Agnelly from her Ocean Springs, Mississippi home. Her colorful side dish is packed with as much nutrition as fresh-picked flavor!

Hearty Bean Side Dish

Hearty Bean Side Dish

Hearty Bean Side Dish

"In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish to share."—Tina Roberts, Wellington, Ohio

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

"With fresh mushrooms, plum tomatoes and herbs to spice up its flavor, this dish tastes like summertime to me," says Jacqueline Graves of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Chock-full of garden goodness, the chunky sauce cooks up quickly, too.

Mediterranean-Style Nachos

Mediterranean-Style Nachos

Mediterranean-Style Nachos

Make a Mediterranean version of nachos using crisped pita wedges topped with ground lamb or beef, feta cheese and a creamy cucumber sauce. —Zaza Fullman-Kasl, Ventura, California
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