Tomato Passata Recipe [Passata di Pomodoro]

Authentic Italian Recipes from Nonna Box

Passata di pomodoro is an Italian staple. You have likely heard of it or used it without even knowing! Tomato passata is something any chef should be familiar with, and the history behind it is also worth knowing.

It is indeed part of Italian culture, not merely a kitchen necessity.

What is Tomato Passata?

At its core, tomato passata is simply a tomato puree. However, true passata di pomodoro is a little more complicated than just pureed tomatoes.

There are a few characteristics that define tomato passata and set it apart from basic tomato puree. At first, tomato passata is strained through a sieve to remove the seeds from the puree. This extra step isn?t always present when making a tomato puree.

Also, passata is never cooked but always bottled or used in its uncooked form. Tomato puree, on the other hand, is often cooked before canning or…

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