Canning Spaghetti Sauce

Canning Spaghetti Sauce

YUMMY! Canning spaghetti sauce is easy and well worth your time. My friend shared this recipe with me last year, and I love it!

Learn how to make this delicious homemade spaghetti sauce with these simple instructions.

Equipment & Supplies

Canning Equipment


  • Jars, Lids, and Rings
  • Canning Funnel
  • Blancher or Blender
  • Large Stockpot
  • Boiling Water Canner or Pressure Cooker


  • 20 pounds of fresh tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped fresh parsley OR ¾ cup dry parsley
  • 2-3 tsp. bottled chopped garlic OR 4 fresh garlic buds chopped in small pieces
  • Chopping Vegetables for Spaghetti Sauce

  • ½ cup olive oil


  • 2 Tbl. chili powder
  • 3 Tbl. Un-iodized salt
  • 2 Tbl. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Oregano
  • 2 tsp. Rosemary
  • 2 tsp. Allspice
  • 1 tsp. powdered basil
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 2 tsp. Sage
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seed

Step-by-Step Instructions

Canning Spaghetti Sauce Step by Step

  • Peel the tomatoes and chop them into bite size pieces. Another option is to put your washed tomatoes in the blender and puree them.
  • After the tomatoes have been chopped or blended, weigh the tomatoes. (20 Pounds of tomatoes is about 12 quarts)
  • Combine the tomatoes, onions, green peppers, celery, parsley, garlic, and olive oil in a large stockpot. Note: I can fit 1½ times this recipe in one of my tall pressure cookers.

Canning Spaghetti Sauce Step by Step

  • Bring the mixture to a boil and cook it for ½ hour. Stir it every 3-5 minutes so that it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
  • Now add the rest of the spices.
  • Bring the spaghetti sauce back up to a boil and cook it over low heat for 2½ hours. Remember to stir your sauce every five minutes. Roma Tomatoes cook down faster than the other tomatoes because they aren’t so juicy.
  • Fill your quart or pint jars with the spaghetti sauce. Wipe down the top of the jar before putting on the lid and ring. One batch makes about 10 quarts of sauce.

Using a Boiling Water Canner

Pressure Cooking

Processing your Spaghetti Sauce

Checking Lid for a seal

When canning spaghetti sauce, you can process your sauce in a boiling water canner or a pressure canner. Click on the links for complete details and processing times.

Before storing your spaghetti sauce, check the lids for a seal. How do you know if your lids sealed?

Make sure you Earthquake Proof your food storage room.

Using Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

When it’s time to use the sauce, add one can of tomato soup for each quart. You can also add hamburger or other vegetables to the sauce.


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