Wanting to can homemade spaghetti sauce but don’t know how! This homemade canned spaghetti sauce recipe is the tomato grower’s dream sauce. Packed with amazing flavor, quality ingredients, and the ability to enjoy your garden harvest long after your tomatoes have stopped producing!
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How Do You Add Flavor To Canned Spaghetti Sauce?
A great way to add flavor to canned spaghetti sauce is to add some fresh romano and parmesan cheese to it as you are heating it up. It adds a great flavor and thickens the texture too.
Is Canned Spaghetti Sauce Bad For You?
No, canning spaghetti sauce straight from your garden is a wonderful way to get that fresh goodness from your garden and into your family. If you are organic gardening that just makes it all the more healthy for your family. You control what goes on your plants, in your soil, when your fruits are harvested, where they are kept, how they are stored, how they are processed, what goes into your sauce. In other words, YOU are in control and choose what you want inside your sauce and how you want to nurture your family.
Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce
Why Make Canned Spaghetti Sauce?
This homemade canned spaghetti sauce recipe is something that we make every year when the tomatoes start producing. We are super picky about our tomato sauce in this house, add in some really bad food allergies and store-bought sauces aren’t an option for us. Enter our homemade canned spaghetti sauce recipe!
Making your own homemade spaghetti sauce is super easy and a great way to get your feet wet in the canning world. You can so easily adjust this homemade canned spaghetti sauce recipe to make it perfect for how your family likes your spaghetti sauce- and it is so nice to have it in the pantry ready to go for recipes like:
- Homemade Lasagna Recipe
- Homemade Ravioli Recipe
- Baked Penne Pasta
- Manicotti Recipe
- Wanting to make your own pasta? Try our pasta recipe!
How Long Does Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce Last?
If preserved properly your homemade canned spaghetti sauce can last for five years or longer but will lose its peak flavor for two years.
Do You Have To Add Lemon Juice When Canning Spaghetti Sauce?
Lemon juice helps to ensure that your homemade canned spaghetti sauce has a safe acidity level. Add two tablespoons of lemon juice to each quart jar of homemade canned spaghetti sauce. If you don’t have lemon juice on hand you could substitute it for 1/2 teaspoon citric acid per quart.
Making Canned Spaghetti Sauce
This canned spaghetti sauce recipe is full of fresh garden flavors that will make your meals taste all the better!
What Do You Need To Make This Canned Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
- Boiling water canner
- Measuring Cups
- Wooden spoon
- Jar Grabber to get hot jars out of water
- Several Towels to put your hot jars on
- Bowl for tomato skins and cores
- Large stockpot for tomatoes
- Hot Pan Holder
- Apron to keep your clothes clean
- New Canning jar lids
- Quart Canning jars
- Canning jar rings
- Labels or a sharpie to label and date your jars
- Ladle to fill jars
- Paper towel or washcloth to wipe the rims of the jars
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Turn down low and simmer slowly for about 20 min to let the seasonings mingle.
While your sauce is simmering prep your canning equipment: Fill your canner with water (it should be 2″ over the top of the jars) and get it boiling. Sterilize your jars, and get everything else ready.
Once your canner is ready to go, begin filling quart jars with your homemade spaghetti sauce leaving a 1/2″ headspace. Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice per quart.
Wipe the rim of the jars with a clean cloth or paper towel. Place a new canning lid on the jar top, screw the ring on top (don’t over tighten the ring), and put the jars into the boiling water in the canner.
Once your canner is full place the lid on top and set the timer for 45 minutes.
When the homemade canned spaghetti sauce recipe is finished canning, remove your jars to a thickly toweled flat surface and allow them to cool for 24 hours. Remove the rings and check the lids to make sure they have been sealed properly. If the lids pop up and down when you push on them they didn’t seal properly- just put those ones in the fridge.
Wipe down the outsides of the jars of homemade canned spaghetti sauce and lids with a damp washcloth. Label, date, and store your jars of sauce out of the sunlight in a pantry. When you are ready to use your canned spaghetti sauce just pop open the lid and add it to whatever dish you wish. You can also add cheese to your sauce once it’s open.
Makes 8 quarts.
Notes On Making Canned Spaghetti Sauce
- Always use quality ingredients, you do not want to can tomatoes with bad spots.
- You can also use pints for this homemade canned spaghetti sauce recipe. Process them for 35 minutes.
- Adjust the herbs to your taste or add other herbs like basil to your sauce.
Have a question about making this homemade canned spaghetti sauce recipe? Drop them in the comments and we will try to answer them.
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