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10 tomato-rich winter recipes for fine dining at home

Warm and hearty comfort food for when the mercury drops.

The ideal winter evening at home involves a nicely set dinner table, cosy clothing for warmth (or a roaring fire if you’re lucky) and a hearty dish simmering on the stovetop, with the aromatic scent of tomatoes permeating the kitchen.  

The humble, vibrant fruit makes a great base for a variety of rich, warming winter dishes, including braised lamb neck, tom yum soup and fragrant pasta dishes, to name a few.

Keep scrolling for our top 10 tomato-rich recipes to cook at home this winter.

Gnochetti Sardi is a ridged hand-formed pasta hailing from Sardinia. Here, toss the pasta in a delicious tomato sugo and serve with broccolini and finely grated pecorino. With a short ingredient list and fast cooking time (it can be made within 30 minutes), this recipe is primed for speedy dinners.

When the winter chill kicks in, you can never go wrong with a hot soup. This tom yum soup combines spicy, sour and savoury flavours for a tasty meal that’ll have you going back for seconds. Add prawns for sustenance and added flavour.

From the juicy lamb meatballs to lemon-infused orzo and fried oregano, this Greek-style dish is an elevated Mediterranean delight.

Switch up your midweek dinners with these vibrant charred capsicums stuffed with rice, beans, seeds and tomato paste. Homemade mole sauce stars Mutti Polpa and Double Concentrated Tomato Paste for a rich tomato flavour. Add a generous dollop of cashew cream for good measure.  

There’s lots to love about eggplant parmigiana, from the layers of soft baked eggplant, sweet-savoury sugo and bubbly parmesan on top. There’s a little labour involved in frying the eggplant slices before layering them, but the impressive result is well worth the effort.

Fresh seafood and tomato collide in this easy Italian classic. Cook large green prawns in a sugo basil sauce peppered with sliced chilli, basil leaves and a sprinkling of crumbled feta. You’ll want to have this recipe on repeat.  

This Moroccan-inspired dish is simple to throw together. Braised pumpkin, slow-cooked lamb neck and a fluffy bed of couscous make it an ideal winter warmer on cool nights.

The secret ingredient to this one-pan creamy pasta? A jar of gourmet pasta sauce combining flavoured tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano for a sharp and complex sauce. Chorizo and zucchini are a welcome addition.

Tender chickpeas, fragrant herbs, crushed tomatoes and braised cavolo nero. This vegetable-packed dish proves that slow cooking soothes the soul.  

You can transform this recipe into a hearty bread and chickpea soup. Just add extra stock, spoon over crusty day-old bread and add a scattering of parmesan. Delicious. 

Elevate the traditional Australian beef pie with this homemade recipe. A burst of fresh Mutti Polpa flavour in the filling — and a side of verdant peas — gives an unexpected twist to this beloved classic.

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