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I feel for your dilemma. I never use tomato paste alone to make a sauce. Pastene canned tomatoes works much better. But I have been stuck with just one small can of tomato paste and left with the DAUNTING talk of trying to turn into an edible sauce, on it's own.

I've never been able to do it. I'm also Italian and I know that we don't use tomato paste for this purpose either, it's too dense. Has a strange taste and it's not kept on hand to make sauce.

So, you'reyour answer, dear friend, is "beats the heck out of me." Some say it can be done with great results, but I have doubts.

Better off to take the pasta and make a soup of it using chicken broth instead of water to boil the pasta. Don't drain it afterward, but add a good handful of parmesan cheese and a good shake of black pepper. It's incredible easy, uses all pantry ingredients, and it's really good. You could add a tablespoon of tomato paste with some garlic and basil to it just to give it a bit of a that taste, but it's what I do if I don't have crushed tomatoes. People like it because it's very difficult to dislike in it's so straightforward! :)

The recipe is called (sp?) "Pastina."

I feel for your dilemma. I never use tomato paste alone to make a sauce. Pastene canned tomatoes works much better. But I have been stuck with just one small can of tomato paste and left with the DAUNTING talk of trying to turn into an edible sauce, on it's own.

I've never been able to do it. I'm also Italian and I know that we don't use tomato paste for this purpose either, it's too dense. Has a strange taste and it's not kept on hand to make sauce.

So, you're answer, dear friend, is "beats the heck out of me." Some say it can be done with great results, but I have doubts.

Better off to take the pasta and make a soup of it using chicken broth instead of water to boil the pasta. Don't drain it afterward, but add a good handful of parmesan cheese and a good shake of black pepper. It's incredible easy, uses all pantry ingredients, and it's really good. You could add a tablespoon of tomato paste with some garlic and basil to it just to give it a bit of a that taste, but it's what I do if I don't have crushed tomatoes. People like it because it's very difficult to dislike in it's so straightforward! :)

The recipe is called (sp?) "Pastina."

I feel for your dilemma. I never use tomato paste alone to make a sauce. Pastene canned tomatoes works much better. But I have been stuck with just one small can of tomato paste and left with the DAUNTING talk of trying to turn into an edible sauce, on it's own.

I've never been able to do it. I'm also Italian and I know that we don't use tomato paste for this purpose either, it's too dense. Has a strange taste and it's not kept on hand to make sauce.

So, your answer, dear friend, is "beats the heck out of me." Some say it can be done with great results, but I have doubts.

Better off to take the pasta and make a soup of it using chicken broth instead of water to boil the pasta. Don't drain it afterward, but add a good handful of parmesan cheese and a good shake of black pepper. It's incredible easy, uses all pantry ingredients, and it's really good. You could add a tablespoon of tomato paste with some garlic and basil to it just to give it a bit of a that taste, but it's what I do if I don't have crushed tomatoes. People like it because it's very difficult to dislike in it's so straightforward! :)

The recipe is called (sp?) "Pastina."

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I feel for your dilemma. I never use tomato paste alone to make a sauce. Pastene canned tomatoes works much better. But I have been stuck with just one small can of tomato paste and left with the DAUNTING talk of trying to turn into an edible sauce, on it's own.

I've never been able to do it. I'm also Italian and I know that we don't use tomato paste for this purpose either, it's too dense. Has a strange taste and it's not kept on hand to make sauce.

So, you're answer, dear friend, is "beats the heck out of me." Some say it can be done with great results, but I have doubts.

Better off to take the pasta and make a soup of it using chicken broth instead of water to boil the pasta. Don't drain it afterward, but add a good handful of parmesan cheese and a good shake of black pepper. It's incredible easy, uses all pantry ingredients, and it's really good. You could add a tablespoon of tomato paste with some garlic and basil to it just to give it a bit of a that taste, but it's what I do if I don't have crushed tomatoes. People like it because it's very difficult to dislike in it's so straightforward! :)

The recipe is called (sp?) "Pastina."