canning chic: how to bottle tomatoes.

Add 1 Tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt to each jar, then add boiling water to bottom rim.
Steam or boiling water bath for 45 minutes. Remove from canner.

love them for: fresh tomato marinara, classic tomato soup, fideo, single skillet baked ziti, taco soup, lasagne, pizza sauce, and more~


  1. thanks for showing how to can tomatoes! i am new to the whole canning thing so i love seeing how to do it with pictures! what kind of tomatoes do you reccomend using? thanks for your help! kristen


  2. hi kristen!
    you're welcome.
    you will love canning. (when you're done, that is.)
    **roma (aka plum) tomatoes are best for canning.**
    but if you have any tomatoes you can get for ~free~ or almost~, those will be perfect!

    check back, i'm going to post the-easiest-how-to-can-peaches-ever.

    good luck to you, my chic canning friend!

  3. you look glam even when you canning!!! i love the step by step pics!

  4. Look how cute you are... canning. :) That might convince me to can, but most likely not. haha. Maybe someday when I've got more space.

    I missed the PM article from you last week! Was I blind and didn't see it?

  5. Thank you Thank you Thank you! Now I'm wishing I had planted more tomatoes.

  6. Funny...I did this Tuesday only I did juice/sauce. Oh it is pretty! Love bottled tomatoes!

  7. Thanks for the inspiration! Aren't they just the most beautiful thing when they are done...

  8. Ok you have inspired me! I have big plans for canning next weekend. I'm going to the Farmer's market this week to load up on produce. Thanks for the great tips. I'm looking forward to reading about caned peaches. :)

  9. oh Yumminess. I love tomatoes. I have never canned them before. I froze them all from last year and had them all used up within 6 months. I can't wait to bottle them this year. I will do it with the next round that I pick, since I have spent all last week making marinara sauce. It was awesome.
    I have 2 big buckets of peaches on the patio. Please post peach photos and instructions soon.
    I also made the jalapenos and 3 days later my hands are still burning (note to self: always wear gloves!)
    love your blog

  10. (Another note to self: next year plant even MORE tomatoes)

  11. I just stumbled across your blog whilst looking for a way to bottle my tomatoes (I have never done it before /wipes sweat from brow). Thank you so much for posting this!!

    Jessica Gale

  12. i just came across your blog and i love it! silly question about the tomatoes, but how do you core a tomatoe?




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