Canned Squash Recipe


Canned Squash Recipe

Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

6 Large Summer Squash
1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
6 cups water + more for water bath

Directions:

• Wash your canning jars, lids, gaskets, screw tops in the dishwasher on sanitize, boiling water on the stove, or extremely hot sink water.
• Scrub squash well with a produce brush.
• Quarter squash lengthwise then cut into ½” to 1″ cubes.
• Place 6 cups of water and all the diced squash in a large pot and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes.
• Ladle squash into jars, packing the squash in well.
• Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of coarse sea salt into jar.
• Pour remaining hot water over squash, leaving 1″ of head space at the top.
• Wipe off rims with a clean towel and secure lid and ring on each.
• Place in power pressure cooker for 40 minutes. However, it is always a good idea to check the instructions for your particular pressure cooker since it may vary.
• Remove canned squash from power pressure cooker and place on counter to cool.
• Tip: Store the jars without the screw top rings on so you can keep an eye on the seal of the lid and make sure it is not compromised during canning and storage.

• Makes 12 servings Canned Squash

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!





Notes

• Pressure canners these days are much better than they used to be. This is the Pressure Cooker used for this tutorial.

• In this tutorial, the rings were built into the lid. If you have the old lids + rings + bands, no problem, it works the same way.

• Make sure you sterilize all the parts of your canning jar: the jar itself, lids, bands. Some people just use REALLY hot sink water to get the jars good and hot and clean. You can also run the jars through the dishwasher instead to make sure they are clean and come out hot. And there is the old boil it all on the stove so they come out squeaky clean and remain hot.

• This recipe makes 4 pints or 2 quarts.

• To prepare the canned squash for consumption, heat it up straight from the jar with a bit of additional seasoning, drain and use it for squash casserole or sauteed in a pan with a little butter as a side dish.

Canned Squash Mise en Place:

• 4 Pint Canning Jars
• 4 Lids and Screw Tops
• Large Pot
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Knife
• Spoon
Pressure Cooker (Canner)

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


Canned Squash Ingredients:

• 6 Large Summer Squash
• 1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
• 6 cups water + more for water bath

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


Canned Squash Directions:

• Wash your canning jars, lids, gaskets, screw tops in the dishwasher on sanitize, boiling water on the stove, or extremely hot sink water.

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


• Scrub squash well with a produce brush.
• Quarter squash lengthwise then cut into ½” to 1″ cubes.
• Place 6 cups of water and all the diced squash in a large pot and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes.

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


• Ladle squash into jars, packing the squash in well.

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


• Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of coarse sea salt into jar.

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


• Pour remaining hot water over squash, leaving 1″ of head space at the top.
• Wipe off rims with a clean towel and secure lid and ring on each.

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


• Place in power pressure cooker (canner) for 40 minutes. However, it is always a good idea to check the instructions for your particular pressure cooker since it may vary.
• Remove canned squash from power pressure cooker and place on counter to cool.
• Tip: Store the jars without the screw top rings on so you can keep an eye on the seal of the lid and make sure it is not compromised during canning and storage.

Canned Squash Recipe. Fresh summer squash in season is delicious and makes a wonderful side dish but cannot always be had at the grocery store or farmers market. Canning is the perfect way to preserve that delicious summer flavor all year round and it is really simple to stock your pantry with canned squash. Make this canned squash recipe to enjoy summer squash all year long!


• Makes 12 servings Canned Squash

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Comments

  1. Please tell me how you would use canned squash? I have lots of summer squash and would love to do this but I don’t know how to serve it

    • Hi Debbie,

      I offered these suggestions in the post:

      To prepare the canned squash for consumption, heat it up straight from the jar with a bit of additional seasoning, drain and use it for squash casserole or sauteed in a pan with a little butter as a side dish.

      Ann

  2. Stephanie K. says:

    I have tons (and tons) of squash, from my father-in-law. I have tons (and tons) of canning jars and supplies, from my mother. The *only* thing I lack… a pressure cooker or canner 🙁 Guess I know what to ask my dad for at Christmas… next year will be better, lol!

    • We have cucumbers coming out of our ears. I want to do freezer pickles this weekend, Hubby wants to can… I wonder who will win this one?

      Get a pressure canner for Christmas, Stephanie! The water bath is easy, the pressure canner is even easier!

      Ann

      • Stephanie K. says:

        So glad you put a link to the freezer pickles! I just got them out of the fridge and into the freezer. I HAD to try them, and I have to say I’m THRILLED! So yummy even after just one night! Thank you, thank you!!

  3. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I have always loved squash, but did not know how to preserve it…freezing just ruins the texture and taste…thank you for this information

  4. is the squash all mushy when canned or does it stay firm? I have floured and frozen in the past (both browning and not browning before hand) and it has been wonderful – tastes just like out of garden when cooked from frozen I cook it just before it is completely thawed out. Would like to have some canned to add to soups or casseroles. Thank you!

  5. Why?! Why have I never canned my squash before? I always blanche and freeze it. Can’t believe I’ve never thought to can it. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  6. A pressure Cooker does not get hot enough ( 240 degrees ) for canning low acid food such as squash . One would need a pressure Canner to achieve that temperature .

  7. I had never thought about canning squash! How clever!!

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