How To Easily Dehydrate Can Tomato Pasta Sauce

How To Easily Dehydrate Can Tomato Pasta Sauce

Tomato Pasta Sauce

I was given this can of tomato pasta sauce. I’ve seen it sold at Dollar Tree. Since I didn’t want to make a large pot of Spaghetti, I thought I would make individual leathers out of it. This way I can make single serving amounts for lunch or dinner. I can also use it in recipes when it calls for a tablespoon if needed.

Tomato Pasta Sauce
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A quick lunch always makes me happy. I can no longer spend hours cooking a meal. For one I can’t stand on my feet for that long due to my back pain and neuropathy in both feet left over from chemotherapy. When making a meal, quicker the better is best.

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One 16oz can of tomato pasta sauce

I took a 16oz can of tomato pasta sauce and opened it.

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Use parchment paper for quick clean up.

Using leather trays with parchment works best. Less clean up and the tomato doesn’t stain my leather tray. I use a long piece of parchment paper that covers the whole tray. I cut out a hole in the center for the dehydrator air to flow. Then I trim around the outside of the tray so it fits into the dehydrator tray. You can pick up a box of parchment paper at Dollar Tree.

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Tomato sauce spooned out into circles.

I used a gravy spoon to dip out the sauce onto the tray. I happen to have a gravy spoon but any spoon will do. Then I swirl the sauce around in a small circle. You want the outer edges of the circle thicker than the inside.

tomato-sauce-loaded
Tomato sauce loaded on the try

I could get 3-4 circles on the tray.

Dehydrating Tomato Pasta Sauce

I placed the tray in the dehydrator at 135 degrees for 12-16 hours. In 4-6 hours, I check to see if it is ready to be flipped over to continue drying.

I use a NESCO FD-60 Snack Master Express Food.

Tomato pasta sauce - vacuum sealed for freshness

When I was done I cut the tomato pasta sauce leathers into single serving sizes. I placed them in a quart size mason jar. Then I use a Seal a Meal vacuum sealer with the Food Saver vacuum lid regular and wide mouth accessory to seal the jar to store it for the short-term.

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How To Easily Dehydrate Can Tomato Pasta Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 hrs 50 mins
Total Time
16 hrs 10 mins
 

Dehydrating a can of tomato pasta sauce to be used as individual meals to make a quick lunch or dinner.

Course: Dehydrating
Cuisine: Dehydrate
Keyword: Tomato Pasta Sauce
Servings: 8 Rounds
Author: mischyf.com
Ingredients
  • 1 16oz Can of tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. I took a 16oz can of tomato sauce and opened it.
  2. Using the leather trays with parchment works best. I use a long piece of parchment paper that covers the whole tray. I cut out a hole in the center for the dehydrator air to flow. Then I trim around the outside of the tray so it fits into the dehydrator tray.

  3. I used a gravy spoon to dip out the sauce onto the tray. Then I swirl the sauce around in a small circle. You want the outer edges of the circle thicker than the inside.

  4. I could get 3-4 circles on the tray.
  5. I placed the tray in the dehydrator at 135 degrees for 12-16 hours. In 4-6 hours, I check to see if it is ready to be flipped over to continue drying.



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