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.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those 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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