How to Jar Pasta Sauce

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If you enjoy making your own handmade pasta sauce from fresh tomatoes, you may have an excess supply of sauce left over that you do not want to throw away. One way to preserve the pasta sauce for later use is to can the sauce in jars. This will not only allow you to enjoy the sauce that you worked so hard to make, but will prevent you from having to discard leftovers.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Pasta sauce
  • Glass canning jars
  • Canning pot
  • Canning tongs
  • Towel
  • Wax pencil
  • Pour the pasta sauce into a pot, and place the pot over medium heat until it begins to boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Pour the hot pasta sauce into a glass canning jar, place the lid onto the jar, and screw the ring on tightly.

  • Place the full jar into the canning pot and fill the pot with water so it covers the jar completely. Heat the canning pot over high heat until it boils.

  • Boil the jar for 20 minutes, then remove the jar from the canning pot using canning tongs. The lid should be sunken in, which is how you will know that the jar is sealed and bacteria-free. Wipe down the jar with a towel.

  • Write the date on the top of the lid using a wax pencil. This will help you know that the pasta sauce is still safe to eat. Home-canned pasta sauce will last up to six months.

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