Food preservation is a skill all homesteaders want to improve. We want not only to grow all of our own food, but we want to preserve it for the off-season to reduce our reliance on commercial farms and produce.
Canning at home can sometimes feel daunting. There’s often a lot of produce to get through and we are lost on where to start.
Below I have complied over 100 Canning Recipes and Resources- organized by food type to help you get started. Save this list for later so you have the proper canning instructions available when you need them.
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100+ Canning Recipes and Resources for Canning at Home
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Canning Recipes Featuring Tomatoes
Tomatoes are probably my favorite thing to grow- and preserve! The great thing about tomatoes is that most recipes use water bath canning, which is by far much easier to master for beginning canners.
Below you will find some of the best canning recipes featuring tomatoes- from whole tomatoes to sauce to salsa!
Canning Roma Tomatoes- Raw Pack
Canning Spaghetti Sauce with Meat
How to Make and Can Tomato Juice
Want more ideas on how to preserve tomatoes? Check out How to Preserve Tomatoes for 11 different ways to preserve tomatoes!
Canning Recipes Featuring Cucumbers
When it comes to canning cucumbers, you pretty much have pickles. BUT there are quite a few different ways to make pickles.
Whether you like them sweet or sour, there’s something for everyone!
The Best Sweet Pickle Recipe Ever!
Zesty Bread and Butter Pickles
Want more ideas on how to preserve cucumbers? Check out 10 Ways to Preserve Cucumbers! Or maybe you just want ideas on how to use FRESH cucumbers? Check out my post on What to do With Fresh Cucumbers for more information on storing and using fresh-from-the garden cucumbers.
Canning Recipes Featuring Beans
Beans can either be pickled- and water bath canned. Or canned in a pressure canner. Here are some canning recipes for both options of canning beans.
How to Pressure Can Green Beans
Or check out my article on 6 Ways to Preserve Green Beans for more information on all the ways you can preserve your harvest.
Canning Recipes Featuring Zucchini
Same as cucumbers, if you want to water bath can zucchini you will need to pickle it- or add sugar. But you can also pressure can it plain!
Pressure Canned Shredded Zucchini
Want more ways to use up all that garden fresh zucchini? Check out 50+ Recipes Featuring Zucchini!
Canning Recipes Featuring Other Veggies
If you have a garden full of produce, here’s a listing of more canning recipes for all sorts of vegetables from peas, to onions, to pickled peppers!
Steam Canning Pickled Pear Onions
Canning Greens (Spinach, Chard, Beet Greens)
Canning Recipes Featuring Root Veggies
Root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and turnips can also be canned. Unless you are pickling all of these recipes will need to be pressure canned.
Canning Recipes Featuring Fruits
Fruits are great for beginning canners since most of them can be canned using a water bath canner.
Applesauce is one of the easiest and quickest things to can with apples- so definitely try that one!
How to Make and Can Homemade Applesauce
Canning Jams and Jellies
You can make jams, jellies, preserves, etc out of most fruits. And because of the sugar content most can be canned in a water bath canner.
You can even use make flower jellies!
If you are canning a recipe that contains meat you will need to pressure can.
Be sure to pay special attention to the directions when canning meat to make sure your final product is safe to store and eat later.
Pressure Canned Crowder and Black Eyed Peas
Home Canned Vegetable Beef Soup
Looking for tips and tricks from professionals and seasoned homesteaders? Here are 12 canning resources you won’t want to miss.
Are You Making These Canning Mistakes?
The Most Essential Canning Supplies
Safe Pressure Canning Tips for Beginning Canners
13 Tips for Successful Pressure Canning
The Basics of Canning Anything
Botulism- Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Tips
The Dangers of Open Kettle Canning (flipping)
How to Make Your Own Canning Salt
Don’t forget to pin this post for later so you always have all the best home canning recipes right at your finger tips!
These recipes are great! What a great list of such a wide variety of great references for canning. I definitely wanted to consolidate a list such as this one but you took care of it! Thank you so much for sharing! Can’t wait to try some of these on this list.
I can’t wait till canning season because this year I will have my first garden. This is a great list of resources. Thank you!
Have you any recipes for bringals/ eggplant. Particularly as a chutney
Do you have any info on canning pesto? I would like to give as gifts but my frozen pesto wouldn’t work for that. Thanks!
Thanks for all the great info. I am new to pressure canning and have been looking for guidelines for canning yellow crooked neck squash, its rolling out of my ears. We’ve yielded about 180 in the last several days. I have been freezing them and eating them asap, but am running out of freezer space. Any info that you can give would be greatly appreciated.
We have tons of squash and zucchini from our garden. After we freeze what we want, and give away a ton, we still have enough to make pickles, zucchini salsa, and dehydrate a bunch too.
I am restarting to can and preserve after many decades. My Mother in Law, did Sauerkraut without a crock. In jars. Placing shredded cabbage, salt, vinegar then boiling water
I dont remember her sealing the jars. Is there such a receipe?
I have been canning a long time. I am looking for a recipe for cold pac- Beets? i really don’t think it would matter if I would peel beets and stuff them in a jar with a little water and then pressure cook them for 35 minutes at 12#, but I’ve never seen a recipe even in the old canning books?
I have not canned for a number of years. However I water bath canned everything. Including vegetables. Now I have moved enough times that I lost the canning book that gave me all the times to boil the jars of food. I never had any problems. Just took a long time. No info on water bath canning of veggies anymore?
those resources are so useful. thanks to put everything in one place. it is easier to navigate. thanks Paula
I want to can pickled sweet n spicy watermelon rind, but every recipe has it going in the frig. I want to can it by water bath and put it on the shelf. Leaving the watermelon rind crunchy (like a pickle). Any ideas or specific recipe would be amazing. Thank you
CAN SWISS STEAK, OR PEPPER STEAK?
This is awesome. I love that you have all the info in one place. I dream of actually canning. I always plant the garden but have never gotten to the canning. Your site inspires me to try again this year. Thanks
Could you please send me the recipes via email. Would appreciate it very much. Would like to try them.
Thankyou for the info. I was trying to see a simple recipe for Portuguese Pickled Onions. Aloha!❤️🧜🏻♀️👏🏼💙
How long does can veg and fruits last
Do you offer this in a hard copy?