canning potatoes

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Yield: 7quarts
  • About This Recipe

    “canning potatoes is a fast and fun way to keep them longer.”


  • irish potatoes orwhite potato
  • salt
  • Directions

  • Wash& scrape freshly dug potatoes and then rinse again thoroughly.
  • Use small potatoes that will fit inside wide mouth canning jars (DO NOT USE MAYO JARS).
  • Boil them 10 minutes, drain.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt to each quart jar.
  • Cover with boiling water and leave 1″ head space.
  • Adjust caps.
  • Process pints 30 minutes, quarts 40 minutes at 10 lbs pressure.
  • Recipe on page 40 of the Ball Blue Book canning& freezing guide.
  • Reviews

  • “A very easy recipe to understand very good!Been looking for this , we buy about 300lbs.Potatoes and want to can some . Thank you peaches”

  • “This recipe was what I was looking for and it worked out just perfect.First timed I canned potatoes and they taste great!”

  • “The potatoes used for canning are called “B” size which are smaller to fit in the jars.For those people who live with city water (as I do) I would suggest gleaning some water from a well water person.The chemicals in city water seem to affect the results.These potatoes are wonderful for preparing soups and stews as they don’t fall apart when simmered for a long time.Try slicing and frying they are so good.We use an old ringer washer to wash them in large batches.”

  • “Thank you so much.I have been looking for a way to can potatoes.Thank you so muches.I’m going to try it.Would you happen to have a recipe for a simple pickled egg recipe?”

  • “I love canned potatoes. I’ve been making them like this for years. I just wanted to state that if you have bigger taters you can simply cut them to size. I just chunk them up. I also wanted to add that RED Potatoes should NOT be canned. We tried the one year and it was a disaster. Thanks for posting this recipe I will be doing more this year.”

  • “This was so easy and good! I had 5 lb of baking potatoes to use up. I used pint jars. Before adding the potatoes to the jars, I put one chicken bullion cube and 1/2 tsp garlic salt in each then packed in the potatoes and covered with boiling water. One jar didn’t take so I was forced to eat it up. It was so good! Potatoes basically were very mushy. Added a little pepper and instant VERY yummy garlic mashed potatoes! With this recipe, no need to ever waste potatoes again! Thanks!”

  • “Chef on the Coast did a great illustrated tutorial on canning potatoes.Click on the link to see it:”