Canning Soup – 12 Recipes to Warm Your Belly This Winter
There’s no denying that the convenience of popping open a can of soup is one of the big draws to this lunchtime favorite. There are also so many great reasons we love soup, both physical and emotional. Soup is affordable to make and a great way to use up leftovers. Eating soup is an easy way to stay on track with your health and weight-loss goals. Soup also has a well known history of making appearances throughout cold and flu season. And, let’s not forget how it makes your feel on a cold, blustery day – it warms you to the core.
Unfortunately, most store bought, commercial soup isn’t always the healthiest option. Many commercial soups are overloaded with salt, contain MSG and preservatives and are stored in cans that are lined with BPA, a hormone disruptor.
Fortunately, homemade soup in a wonderful option and it also allows you the opportunity to control all the ingredients. For a little effort put out now, you can enjoy a hot bowl of yummy homemade soup for any time. But first, we need to cover a few important housekeeping items.
Use a pressure canner when canning soup – Pressure canning is different from water bath canning and uses a pressure canner that heats the jars to 240 degrees fahrenheit. It’s a much safer way to can and helps to ensure that temperatures are high enough to kill bacteria and spores. Prepared this way, the jars have a shelf life of about 12 months, and aside from storing in a cool, dark place, requires no special attention.
Choose the right jars – use jars specifically made for canning and use the size of jar specified in the recipe.
Use the correct lid – only use the special two piece lids that come with the canning jars and don’t reuse old lids.
Have a clean, sterile environment – Always wash and sterilize jars and keep everything clean.
If you’re interested in learning more about canning and canning saftey, check out this great resource here.
With all our safety measures in place, let’s get to it. Here’s our list of canned soup recipes to warm your belly this winter.
(Condensed) Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
You will not believe how easy it is to make this condensed homemade cream of chicken soup recipe! Perfect for soups and casseroles, and easy to customize for different diets.
Via Gimme Some Oven
Canned Vegetable Soup
This healthy homemade vegetable soup is full of veggies – it’s easy to make and good for you, too!
Via The Canning Diva
Spiced Tomato Soup
Cook this yummy spiced tomato soup once and enjoy it several times later.
Carrot and Ginger Soup
Prefect at anytime of the year. This easy roasted carrot soup packs flavor from coriander, garlic, fresh ginger and honey.
Mom’s Best Tomato Soup Canning Recipe
A Mennonite mother’s ‘famous’ tomato soup – hard to beat!
Borscht / Beet Soup
Traditionally, borscht is served at Christmas as one of the 12 meatless dishes on Ukrainian Christmas Eve. If you use vegetable stock, this recipe can be completely vegetarian, except for the small amount of dried clam broth.
Via My Friend’s Bakery
Creamy Potato Soup
This rich and creamy potato soup is subtly flavored with celery and onions. It’s the kind of soup you’ll want to savor slowly
Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
This condensed homemade cream of mushroom soup is easy to make homemade, and it’s perfect for soups, casseroles and more. Plus, it’s made with all natural ingredients that are easy to customize for different diets.
Via Gimme Some Oven
The Burgoo is one of those dishes that has as many recipe variations as people who make it, and that is what makes it special. The meats are interchangeable based on what you like.
Via Canning Homemade
Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
Looking for an easy way to use up leftover corned beef? Then you’ve gotta try this filling leftover corned beef and cabbage soup!
Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Learn how to make this flavorful and hearty navy bean soup with tomatoes, ham, and spices.
Via Farm Girl Tails
Tuscan Minestrone Soup
Tuscan Minestrone soup – a classic Italian soup loaded with fresh, seasonal vegetables.
So what do you think? Are you ready to starting canning your own homemade soup yet? There’s no need to be intimidated, just be sure to use great recipes and the proper equipment and you’ll be on your way to stocking your pantry!
If this post has got your canning juices flowing but you’re still a little apprehensive about making soup, why not try our great Food Canning Kit. This kit is so simple and easy and it’s a perfect introduction to canning for beginners. The step by step instructions and recipes make it easy to can delicious produce. Check out our Food Canning Kit here.