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Learn how to make Marinara Sauce for Canning. This is my favorite marinara sauce I use, and I know have shared all the steps to canning this beautiful sauce. 

With the chaos of the world, it has really got me thinking about making and preserving our own food. So I wanted to make sure if ingredients are in short supply at the store, I can head to my pantry and pull out some sauce. 

How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning

How To Make Marinara Sauce For Canning 

Canning is something that all our grandparents probably did, and now we are struggling to keep this alive. So I hopped on the canning bandwagon to bring you ways to preserve your homemade sauce, that you know and love. 

Take an afternoon and whip up a huge batch and then store in a cool dry place till you are ready to pull a jar out. It is a game-changer! No more buying jarred sauce at the store, get the incredible flavor of homemade whenever you want. 

How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning

Is It Hard To Can 

No! It is a little time consuming but it truly isn’t hard. Just prep your sauce as you normally would, pour into your jars, and then follow the steps for canning. 

You can use the Instant Pot Max using the canning feature or opt to buy a traditional pot to place on the stove to can. Either method works, and you will really enjoy having fresh sauce. 

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How To Know If You Canned Properly 

The flexible seal on the can lids has a popping sound when you push down on it. To know if you have successfully canned, you will push down on the center. If it doesn’t flex and make a popping sound you are successfully sealed. 

If you didn’t get a proper seal you can re-can the sauce by putting back in the boiling water and re-boil it. You have to do this before 24 hours have passed. Otherwise, just toss the jar in your fridge and use it within 4-6 days. 

How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning

Should I use Fresh Tomatoes for the Marinara Sauce?

You can use Fresh! However, this recipe is using Canned crushed tomatoes and canned whole tomatoes. Later this year when tomato season is here I will be doing homemade sauce from tomatoes.

How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning

Can I Double The Recipe 

Of course! You can make as much as you would like. Canning is great to do larger batches so you can really stockpile what you want. But if you are short on space, do a single batch so you only end up with a few cans. 

Ways To Use Marinara Sauce 

You can use this marinara sauce the exact same way you would any other. Feel free to let me know in the comments how you prefer to use up your special sauce. 

How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning

Why Is This The Best Marinara Sauce 

  • Simple pantry ingredients
  • Easy to Make 
  • Can to Preserve and Store For Later
  • Fresh and Rich Flavors 
  • Better Than Store-Bought 

What isn’t to love about a homemade pasta sauce like this one. Give it a try and I guarantee you won’t turn your back on making homemade again! 

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How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning

How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning

Yield: 5 32 oz jars
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Learn how to make Marinara Sauce for Canning. This is my favorite marinara sauce I use, and I know have shared all the steps to canning this beautiful sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 Jars 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 4 Jars 28 oz plum whole tomatoes
  • 6 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Cup Dry Red Wine
  • 4 sprigs fresh basil 
  • 4 sprigs fresh tyme
  • 1 tbs rosemary 

Instructions

  1. Place the large stockpot on medium heat.
  2. Add Olive oil and chopped garlic cloves
  3. Cook about 1 minute but don't let the garlic burn
  4. Add Crushed Tomatoes.
  5. Squish the whole tomatoes with your hands and add to the pot
  6. Add All seasoning
  7. Bring to a low boil add wine.
  8. Reduce heat to low and allow to cook for 1-2 hour
  9. Stir sauce every 10-15 minutes so it doesn't stick
  10. Now you are ready to begin canning.


Canning Process for Marinara Sauce

  1. Sterilize all Jars. You can put them in the dishwasher on the sterilize cycle or place them all in a large pot and bring to a boil
  2. Boil all lids and tops for 10 minutes.
  3. Fill your large Canning Pan with Water and Place on medium heat
  4. Place your wrack in the UP position resting on the edges of the panCanning Process for Marinara
  5. Remove Jars from Water and Dry the tops
  6. Use a canning funnel to Pour sauce into each jar
  7. Remove Lids from Pan using the magnet Tool Lids Remove from Pan
  8. Place lids on the jar leaving the headspace in the jar.
  9. Place jars in your canning pan.
  10. Allow pan to come to a boil.
  11. Once it is boiling Cover make sure the water is covering each can.Marinara Sauce Canning
  12. Cook or process for 40 minutes.
  13. Remove each Can using the Canning Tool. Be Careful they are very hot. How to make Marinara Sauce for Canning
  14. Allow to sit up to 24 hours allowing cans to seal.

Notes

The flexible seal on the can lids has a popping sound when you push down on it. To know if you have successfully canned, you will push down on the center. If it doesn’t flex and make a popping sound you are successfully sealed. 

Properly Sealed Cans Can last on the shelf for 18-24 months.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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