Tomato Powder (Thriving in our Kitchen)

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Today we are featuring Thrive Life’s Tomato Powder and showing you exactly how WE use it in our kitchens. This product is probably one of our top pantry items of all time. We believe it’s a staple that EVERYONE should have in their kitchen as it eliminates the need to buy so many other products, it has a perfectly clean label, and saves you so much time and money!


In the video below Julie shares 3 different ways you can use tomato powder just by varying the amount of water used. Keep reading below the video where we share FIFTEEN ways to use tomato powder including additional ingredients needed for the items you are making.

15 Ways to Use Tomato Powder

1. Tomato sauce
1/4 c. tomato powder + 1 cup of water = 8 ounce jar of tomato sauce

2. Spaghetti sauce
1/2 c. tomato powder + 2 cups of water
Seasonings as desired (here is what I use)
– 1 tsp. oregano
– 1 tsp. parsley
– 1 tsp. basil
– 1 tsp. garlic powder
– 1 tsp. onion salt
– a dash of Worcestershire sauce

3. Pizza sauce
2 T. tomato powder + 6 T. of water
Sprinkle garlic bread seasoning on top for a more flavorful sauce

4. Tomato paste
1/4 cup tomato powder + 1/2 cup water = 6 oz can of tomato paste

5. Tomato juice
1 T. tomato powder + 8-10 T. water
Add onion powder, sugar, salt, pepper, to taste if desired

6. Tomato soup
1 c. tomato powder + 3 c. water (adjust for desired thickeness)
1 T. chicken bouillon
1/2 c. diced onion, sauteed
3/4 c. cream
1 T. sugar
Salt and italian seasoning to taste

7. Ketchup
Recipe from
1 cup tomato powder and 3 and a half cups water)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 T. minced onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. ground coriander seeds

8. Barbecue sauce
1/2 cup Tomato Powder
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. a vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T soy sauce
1 T mustard
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 T minced onion
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in large saucepan, heat on low for 15 minutes.

9. Enchilada sauce
This Thrive Enchilada Sauce recipe uses Tomato Powder and is delicious!

10. Spanish rice
Take your favorite spanish rice recipe and replace the tomato paste or tomatoes with tomato powder in an equivalent amount. YUM!

11. Tomato pasta noodles
Try these homemade lasagna noodles but in place of freeze-dried spinach, use about 1/4-1/2 cup of tomato powder.

12. Tasty tomato-flavored dips
You can make chip or veggie dips and flavor them with tomato powder. This Tomato Basil Bruschetta Dip sounds amazing.

13. Savory breads
Try this Tomato Cheese Bread from for a great recipe using tomato powder.

14. As a thickener
Any savory soup, stew, or chili can be thickened by sprinkling in some tomato powder.

15. As a topping
Sprinkle tomato powder straight out of the can as a topping for popcorn, deviled eggs, hummus, etc.

Favorite Recipes Using Tomato Powder

Hearty Chili Meal-in-a-Jar
Chicken Chili Meal-in-a-Jar
16 Bean Soup

Please note: We almost always substitute tomato powder for tomato sauce, paste, or juice in any recipes, but we don’t necessarily mention that in the recipe posts. So feel free to experiment with your own recipes or any of ours found here or over on our other blog at Food Storage Made Easy!

- Jodi and Julie

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