Canning – Vegetable Soup

I want to have a good supply of soups on the shelves for the winter for those days when we want a small bowl of soup for lunch or need a quick supper. I also want to eliminate store-bought canned goods from our diet so was on the lookout for some soup recipes to can.

I’ve made a few batches of this vegetable soup as tomatoes ripen in the garden. It’s a delicious recipe that can be switched up as need be depending on what I have available.

The recipe I used is derived from the classic Ball Blue Book.

Yield: 14 pints or 7 quarts.


  • 8 cups peeled, cored, chopped tomatoes
  • 6 cups cubed and peeled potatoes (I used new Yukon gold ones)
  • 6 cups diced carrots
  • 4 cups shelled lima/butter beans (I was not able to find these beans. In one batch I used some broad beans (also known as fava beans) that I found at the farmer’s market, and in another batch I used yellow wax beans. The amount I used was whatever I had on hand.)
  • 4 cups cut corn kernels (I used frozen corn)
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 6 cups water (I used my own vegetable broth)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.

Ladle soup into hot jars, leaving 1 inch head space.

Adjust two-piece caps.

Process at 10 pounds pressure–pints 55 minutes, quarts 1 hour and 25 minutes. For my altitude here in Kamloops I need to process at 11 pounds pressure. You need to check the altitude for your location and adjust accordingly.



I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Linda, I think all these “delicious” posts and accompanying photos could be turned into a recipe book!

    1. You’re very kind, Kathy, but I don’t think I’ve got what it takes to put together a recipe book! ‘Sides…that might take all of the fun out of it and I am having a lot of fun with this these days. 🙂

  2. I agree with Kathy – you have delectable photos already – and you are a writer. Zippo! Change-O, Ka-Ching!

    1. LOL, Marian! Love your “Zippo! Change-O, Ka-Ching!”!

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