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.

 

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, the 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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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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I used a gravy spoon to dip 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.

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I could get 3-4 circles on the tray.

Dehydrating Tomato Pasta SauceI 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 Snack Master Express Food.

Tomato pasta sauce - vacuum sealed for freshnessWhen 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 vacuum sealer with the Food Saver vacuum lids 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

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Dehydrating a can of tomato pasta sauce to be used as individual meals to make a quick lunch or dinner.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 hrs 50 mins
Total Time 16 hrs 10 mins
Course Food Storage, Main Course
Cuisine Dehydrate
Servings 8 Rounds

Ingredients
  

  • 1 16oz Can of tomato sauce

Instructions
 

  • I took a 16oz can of tomato sauce and opened it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I could get 3-4 circles on the tray.
  • 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.
Keyword Tomato Pasta Sauce

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