I lightly stewed a mix of varieties this year and used them in soups and sauces. They were so sweet and had so much flavor compared to canned tomatoes! I don't think that the varieties really matter that much. However, paste tomatoes do have far fewer seeds and more dense tomato flesh so probably give more bang for the effort. I always grow Italian or paste types for drying and will freeze some as well this year.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.