If you grow your own food, canning what you harvest is going to rock your world and make your life SO much more pleasant in the coming weeks and months. 

Canning what you’ve grown yourself can reduce your carbon footprint and inspire you to eat a cleaner diet. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to stop shelling out money at the grocery store for pickled vegetables or fruit jams that are full of weird preservatives and fillers?!?

Check out these delicious canning recipes that will help you preserve your harvest! Learn to pickle cucumbers, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and more! There's also amazing jam recipes!

Food preservation is one of the TOP benefits of growing an organic garden because it gives you access to season-specific vegetables and fruits ALL year long. That’s a big deal – especially if you’re a foodie or passionate cook.

Preserving home-grown produce like cucumbers, tomatoes, and peaches is an excellent way to add flavor to your meals. If you’re vegan, like me, you know how special that is!

Can you imagine all the desserts you could make during the Holidays if you can your fruits after harvest? If you love to bake, you absolutely need to try canning your fruits this year.

(*If you’re still struggling with how to grow an organic garden, head to 15 Free Lessons for Becoming a Better Organic Gardener.)

Before we get into this list of canning recipes, though, I want you to understand that improper canning can make you very sick, so make sure to read up on the safety guidelines below. You wouldn’t want your mason jars to harbor harmful bacteria, would you!?

If you’re a canning newbie, give these informative posts a quick read:

Home Canning Safety 

Unsafe Home Canning Practices

Safe Pressure Canning Tips for Beginning Home Canners

60 Delicious Home Canning Recipes

Now let’s delve in! The delicious canning recipes below are going to help you create flavorful meals year round and preserve everything you’ve grown in your garden. No more wasting precious food and resources!

VEGETABLES


In this vegetable section, you’ll find recipes for cucumbers and pickles, tomatoes, carrots, dilly beans, potatoes, beets, asparagus, radishes, rhubarb, pinto beans, peppers, onions, and garlic!

These canned recipes can be used to add flavor to sandwiches, salads, wraps, pasta dishes, and marinades for your favorite proteins. Check out some old-fashioned favorites but don’t be afraid to try something new. You never know what’ll become a family favorite!

  1. The Best Dill Pickles
  2. How to Make Amazing Rhubarb Jam Without Sugar
  3. How to Make Basic Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes 
  4. Canning Fresh Tomato Salsa
  5. Home Canned Tomato Soup 
  6. How to Can Green Beans
  7. How to Can Dilly Beans
  8. How to Pressure Can Asparagus Perfectly 
  9. Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  10. Easily Pickle Hot Peppers
  11. Canning Butternut Squash 
  12. Pickled Asparagus
  13. How to Can Diced Tomatoes
  14. Home Canned Pizza Sauce
  15. Canning Plain Beets
  16. Best Pickled Asparagus – Easy Canning Recipe
  17. Canning Potatoes
  18. Garlic Banana Peppers
  19. Pickled Green Onions 
  20. Quick Pickled Zucchini Recipe
  21. Garlicky Pickled Mixed Vegetables 
  22. How to Can Sweet Potatoes
  23. Bread and Butter Pickles
  24. Refrigerator Pickled Hot Peppers
  25. Pickled Cauliflower 
  26. Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes 
  27. Killer Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles
  28. Pressure Canning Pinto Beans
  29. Cayenne-Spiced Dilly Beans
  30. Canning Zucchini
  31. How to Can Carrots
  32. How to Pressure Can Potatoes
  33. Pickled Garlic
  34. Herb Garlic Oil
  35. Spicy Garlic Carrot Pickles
  36. Cauliflower Pickles
  37. English Pickled Onions
  38. How to Can Carmelized Onions
  39. Sweet and Spicy Canned Onion Marmalade 
  40. Canning Sauerkraut 

FRUITS

In the fruits section, you’ll find recipes for canned peaches, apricots, apples, cherries, blackberries, pumpkin, and raspberries. You’ll find lots of jam recipes here because let’s face it, nothing compares to home-made jam. 

Making your own with the fruits you harvest helps ensure you get loads of flavor without all those nasty additives. Use jam on top of toast, scones, or on top of ice cream. You can also use jam in place of frosting on cakes and cupcakes!

  1. How to Can Peaches  
  2. How to Can Applesauce at Home
  3. Canned Cinnamon Apples
  4. Canning Peaches – Step by Step Guide
  5. Home-Canned Apple-Pie Filling 
  6. Canning Pumpkin – The Easy Way
  7. Easy Blackberry Jam Recipe Low Sugar with Canning Instructions
  8. Strawberry Sauce with Canning Instructions 
  9. Apricot Jam 
  10. Decadent Spiced Plums
  11. Making Raspberry Jam
  12. How to Can Whole Figs
  13. Orange Marmalade 
  14. Watermelon Jam 
  15. Vanilla Peach Jam
  16. Strawberry Jam without Pectin
  17. Homemade Apple Pie Jam
  18. Canning Cherry Jam
  19. Old-Fashioned Blackberry Jam 
  20. Homemade Cherry Pie Filling 

I hope you found a few recipes that’ll work for you! Remember that you can always adjust these recipes to make sure they suit your taste buds and preferences. If you need more information about how to grow an organic food garden, make sure to visit the Smiling Gardener’s website.!