100+ Home Canning Recipes and Resources (2024)

by Sarah Toney | Food Preservation | 21 comments

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.

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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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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!

Tomato Jam

Canning Roma Tomatoes- Raw Pack

Canning Spaghetti Sauce with Meat

Home Canned Salsa

Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

How to Can Diced Tomatoes

Canning Whole Tomatoes

Russian Pickled Tomatoes

How to Make and Can Tomato Juice

Home Canned Tomato Soup

Canned Enchilada Sauce

Green Tomato Chow Chow

Homemade Ketchup

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!

Cucumber Relish

Cucumber Jelly

Crispy Dill Pickles

The Best Sweet Pickle Recipe Ever!

Zesty Bread and Butter Pickles

Kosher Dill 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.

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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

Spicy Lemon Pickled Beans

How to Can Dilly Beans

Cayenne Spiced Dilly Beans

How to Can Pinto 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!

How to Make Zucchini Relish

Spiralized Zucchini Pickles

Canned Zucchini Pineapple

Pressure Canned Shredded Zucchini

Garden Fresh Zucchini Salsa

Canned Zucchini Salad

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

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Pickled Asparagus

How to Can Corn

How to Pressure Can Asparagus

Canning Sauerkraut

Pressure Canning Rhubarb

Zesty Pickled Jalapeno Relish

Canned Pickled Peppers

How to Can Peas

Canning Greens (Spinach, Chard, Beet Greens)

How to Can Butternut Squash

Red Pepper Garlic Jelly

Garlic Banana Pepper Rings

Make and Can Vegetable Broth

Corn Relish

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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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.

How to Pressure Can Potatoes

How to Can Carrots

How to Can Sweet Potatoes

Canning Beets

Pressure Canned Turnips

Glazed Carrots

Pickled Beets

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 Can Peaches in Juice

How to Make and Can Homemade Applesauce

Canning Cherries

How to Can Nectarines

Spiced Plums

How to Can Apricots

How to Can Cherries for Pie

How to Can Cinnamon Pears

Canned Cinnamon Apples

Sweet and Spicy Plum Sauce

How to Can Peach Salsa

Canning Blackberry Syrup

Blueberry Pie Filling

Blackberry Pie Filling

Pickled Figs

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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!

Forsythia Jelly

Strawberry Preserves

Honey Peach Preserves

Redbud Jelly

Raspberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

How to Can Jam Without Sugar

Orange Marmalade

Fresh Peach Butter

Fig Preserves

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Vanilla Pear Jam

Blackberry Jam

Watermelon Jam

Canning Meats/Proteins

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.

Home-Canned Chicken Soup

Sloppy Joe Filling

Pressure Canned Crowder and Black Eyed Peas

Canning Venison- Hot Pack

Canning Salmon

How to Can Dry Beans

How to Can Chicken

Home Canned Chicken Stock

Home Canned Vegetable Beef Soup

Canning Resources

Looking for tips and tricks from professionals and seasoned homesteaders? Here are 12 canning resources you won’t want to miss.

Can you Reuse Canning Lids?

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

Sterilizing Jars for Canning

6 Tips for No Stress Canning

Ball Canning Recipes

Botulism- Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Tips

How to Make Your Own Pectin

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!

  1. Billyon September 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    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.

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  2. Amandaon March 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

    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!

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    • Dee Chandlerdeeon May 18, 2020 at 2:44 am

      Have you any recipes for bringals/ eggplant. Particularly as a chutney

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  3. Susanon November 6, 2018 at 10:47 am

    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!

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  4. Charlene Warrenon June 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    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.

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    • Kathleen Hamiltonon September 2, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      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.

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  5. Glory Mahaffeyon July 1, 2019 at 6:24 am

    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?

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  6. Willieon August 28, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    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?

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  7. Deeon September 26, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    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?

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  8. Growingandgatheringon March 14, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    those resources are so useful. thanks to put everything in one place. it is easier to navigate. thanks Paula

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    • Robyn Hayeson August 2, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      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

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      • Tammy Corleyon September 26, 2023 at 5:39 pm

        I am looking for the same except not spicy, would just like to make sweet watermelon rinds. 😊

  9. MARLENE TUMAon May 11, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    CAN SWISS STEAK, OR PEPPER STEAK?

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  10. Brookeon May 27, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    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

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  11. Elize Zemanon May 27, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Could you please send me the recipes via email. Would appreciate it very much. Would like to try them.

    Kind regards
    Elize.

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  12. Regina Keala Inciong Akoon July 14, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Thankyou for the info. I was trying to see a simple recipe for Portuguese Pickled Onions. Aloha!❤️🧜🏻‍♀️👏🏼💙

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  13. Sandra Mecheon June 27, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    How long does can veg and fruits last

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  14. MudderFockeron September 6, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Fond memories

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  15. Gracieon September 15, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Do you offer this in a hard copy?
    A paperback?

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  16. Michelle Gutteridgeon October 22, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    wanted a recipe for plain cauliflower, no pickles but couldn’t find one.any ideas for how long to pressure cook. got times for water bathing.

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  17. carefuluon February 15, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you for helpful information sharing with us.

    Reply

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