At first glance, Passata seems similar to tomato sauce or tomato paste, but there’s an important difference! Sauces and pastes are cooked-down, while passata is a raw tomato puree that has had seeds and skins strained out, and is a higher quality product than canned tomatoes. Passata, sauce, and puree are not interchangeable in recipes, but passata has a variety of uses. When combined with onions, garlic, and herbs, it can be made into tomato sauce, or it can form the base of a tomato soup. Or, why not try it with white beans and ground turkey in a stew?