Tomatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to can. Whether you are a beginner and new to canning, or an avid fan of canning, you will love these Canning Tomatoes Recipes

Last week we shared our Canning Tips for Beginners and I mentioned that I had been on Indianapolis TV and shared these canned Herbed Tomatoes. Since they were super easy and turned out so delicious, I knew you would want the recipe.

Canning Tomatoes

Tomatoes are often canned in a Pressure Canner because of the low acid in the tomatoes, however, these canning tomato recipes can be canned in a Water Bath Canner making them really easy.

Canning Tomatoes Recipes

The same method is used for all three of these Herbed Tomatoes Recipes – Mexican, Italian, and Cajun. This time we made Mexican Herbed Tomatoes. The only difference in the process is the different spices you will need.

We used our new favorite kitchen appliance, FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-Cooker, for canning the tomatoes. If you are new to canning using a Water Bath method, you can see exactly how to do it in our Spicy Corn Salsa Recipe.

How To Can Tomatoes?

While the jars were heating, we prepared the tomatoes by boiling them on the stove for about 5 minutes. Then the spice blend and Citric Acid were added to the hot jars, and the tomatoes were packed into each jar. We continued with the canning process which took about 40 minutes and the Mexican Herbed Tomatoes were ready.

Mason bottles

We love Mexican food at our house and have it at least once a week for dinner. These canned tomatoes will go great in our Taco Soup and add to taco meat for Taco Night. Watch for our Slow Cooker Taco Meat Filling Recipe later this week!

Arranged Bottles

Canned Herbed Tomatoes

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Canned Herbed Tomatoes

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  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 56 pints 1x


Three easy canning tomatoes recipes – Mexican, Italian and Cajun



Mexican Spice Blend

  • 6 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 11/2 tsp seasoned salt

Italian Spice Blend

  • 4 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 21/2 tsp oregano
  • 11/2 tsp rosemary
  • 11/2 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp hot pepper flakes,optional

Cajun Spice Blend

  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 11/2 tsp onion flakes
  • 11/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 11/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 11/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  • 12 cups tomatoes, peeled, cored and halved
  • Ball Citric Acid


  1. Prepare jars in Water Bath Canner
  2. Add tomatoes to large saucepan and add just enough water to cover
  3. Bring to boil and boil gently for 5 minutes
  4. Add spice blend to each jar
  5. Mexican – 2 1/2 teaspoons; Italian – 2 1/4 teaspoons; Cajun – 2 teaspoons
  6. Add 1/4 teaspoon Citric Acic to each jar
  7. Pack tomatoes into each jar leaving 1/2 inch headspace
  8. Ladle hot cooking liquid over tomatoes, leaving 1/2 inch headspace
  9. Continue with canning process (wiping jars, adding lids and bands)
  10. Process in water bath canner for 40 minutes
  11. Remove jars and cool
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Canning

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Check out more recipes that use tomatoes. Campanelle with Italian Sausage Pepper & Tomatoes, Marinated Tomato Salad, and Tomato Basil Chicken.


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