Rotel Tomatoes - Homemade Copycat

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Make your own Rotel Tomatoes to suit your taste. You can make it hot or mild. Source: Now Your Cookin'

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place in 4 quart saucepan, and simmer until reduced to 1 quart.
  2. (Measure 1 quart water into saucepan in advance, and mark on outside of pan, to help you judge).
  3. The cans at the grocers are 10oz in size, so freeze in 1 cup portions.
  4. This way you can adjust the hot peppers to suit yourself, and making small batches is so easy!
  5. Remember, freezing makes the peppers hotter.


Most Helpful

I am not sure what actual Rotel tomatoes should taste like but these are great. I used them in a recipe the other that called for Rotels and you cant buy them here so I made this recipe. Worked great, they would be great on hand for chili, casseroles or spaghetti sauce.

Tara March 26, 2002

We cannot buy rotel tomatoes where I live so this is perfect for me. Love the fact that it is freezable. Thank you!

shellbee January 19, 2009

Have never seen Rotel tomatoes here in a can so you can imagine that I was very pleased to find this recipe. So easy to make and great taste. Used some for a pastasauce, a casserole and a chili. One batch I just had as it was, as a sauce over rice one day when I was too hurried to make anything "elaborate". This will certainly be made again when I run out of my freezer-stored batches, want to have it on hand. Thanks for posting.

Chef Dudo October 29, 2008

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