Canning Spaghetti Sauce
with no meat


Recipe and Pressure Canning Instructions for canning spaghetti sauce with no meat.

You will need to know how to use a pressure canner.


Go here for a recipe for canning spaghetti sauce with meat.


Yield for this recipe is about 9 pints. For my family I will double this and do quarts.

Spaghetti Sauce must always be processed in a pressure canner.

Prepare

Gather your canning supplies


Ingredients
  • 30 pounds Tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 6 cloves garlic, Mince garlic or use a garlic press.
  • 1 cup chopped celery or green peppers
  • 4 tsp canning salt
  • 2 T Oregano
  • 2 T Minced Parsley
  • 2 T Basil
  • 2 Bay Leaves - (remove before filling jars)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Prepare Your Tomato Sauce

canning tomatoes

The first thing you need to do when home canning spaghetti sauce is to prepare your tomato sauce.

Click here to go to a page that explains how to make and can tomato sauce.

Make your sauce but do not process. Come back here to complete your spaghetti sauce.

Prepare your Spaghetti Sauce


If needed simmer tomato sauce uncovered, in large saucepan until thick enough for serving. This might a take 20 minutes to a couple hours. Stir frequently to avoid burning. The amount of sauce may be reduced by nearly one-half.
  • An easy way to do this is to place sauce in a slow cooker and leave the lid off. Let it cook until thickened.
  • Or bake uncovered in the oven at 350. You will still need to stir often.
Here is my favorite time saving tip

OPTIONAL: Canning this sauce as is, without the cook down time, will simply give you a thinner sauce. Add a can of tomato paste to thicken when you prepare your meal. I have done this when I did not want to spend the time to cook down.

bell peppers

Chop vegetables while you simmer the tomatoes.

canning spaghetti sauce


Saute chopped onion and chopped bell pepper (or celery) and minced garlic. Cook until veggies are tender.

Add vegetables to sauce. Stir in salt, spices and sugar.

Fill your hot jars, leaving 1 inch head space. Take out the bay leaves at this point.


Spaghetti Sauce has vegetables in it so it MUST be pressure canned.

Follow pressure canning instructions.

canning spaghetti sauce

Process


Pints 20 minutes
Quarts 25 minutes.

Adjustments for Pressure Canner
Altitude in Feet Dial Gauge Canner Weighted Gauge Canner
0-1000 10 10
1001-2000 11 15
2001-4000 12 15
4001-6000 13 15
6001-8000 14 15
8000-10,000 15 15





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