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?!?
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!
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!
- The Best Dill Pickles
- How to Make Amazing Rhubarb Jam Without Sugar
- How to Make Basic Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes
- Canning Fresh Tomato Salsa
- Home Canned Tomato Soup
- How to Can Green Beans
- How to Can Dilly Beans
- How to Pressure Can Asparagus Perfectly
- Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- Easily Pickle Hot Peppers
- Canning Butternut Squash
- Pickled Asparagus
- How to Can Diced Tomatoes
- Home Canned Pizza Sauce
- Canning Plain Beets
- Best Pickled Asparagus – Easy Canning Recipe
- Canning Potatoes
- Garlic Banana Peppers
- Pickled Green Onions
- Quick Pickled Zucchini Recipe
- Garlicky Pickled Mixed Vegetables
- How to Can Sweet Potatoes
- Bread and Butter Pickles
- Refrigerator Pickled Hot Peppers
- Pickled Cauliflower
- Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes
- Killer Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles
- Pressure Canning Pinto Beans
- Cayenne-Spiced Dilly Beans
- Canning Zucchini
- How to Can Carrots
- How to Pressure Can Potatoes
- Pickled Garlic
- Herb Garlic Oil
- Spicy Garlic Carrot Pickles
- Cauliflower Pickles
- English Pickled Onions
- How to Can Carmelized Onions
- Sweet and Spicy Canned Onion Marmalade
- Canning Sauerkraut
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!
- How to Can Peaches
- How to Can Applesauce at Home
- Canned Cinnamon Apples
- Canning Peaches – Step by Step Guide
- Home-Canned Apple-Pie Filling
- Canning Pumpkin – The Easy Way
- Easy Blackberry Jam Recipe Low Sugar with Canning Instructions
- Strawberry Sauce with Canning Instructions
- Apricot Jam
- Decadent Spiced Plums
- Making Raspberry Jam
- How to Can Whole Figs
- Orange Marmalade
- Watermelon Jam
- Vanilla Peach Jam
- Strawberry Jam without Pectin
- Homemade Apple Pie Jam
- Canning Cherry Jam
- Old-Fashioned Blackberry Jam
- 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.!