Homemade Canned Tomato Juice Recipe- Preserve the Harvest

I’m excited to share my all-time favorites’ recipe for homemade canned tomato juice recipe with you today.

It’s quite satisfying to make your own tomato juice from home and the best part is that you can drink it all year long.

Roll up your sleeves, get your supplies and let’s begin this tasty and healthful voyage!

Homemade Canned Tomato Juice Recipe
Homemade Canned Tomato Juice Recipe

How To Make Homemade Canned Tomato Juice Recipe?

Preparation Times: 30 minutes

Cooking Times: 60 minutes

Yields: Approximately 4 quarts

Equipment Needed

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Blender or food processor
  • Fine-mesh strainer
  • Large mixing bowl


  • 20-25 ripe tomatoes, preferably Roma or plum tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


Step-1. Preparing the Tomatoes

  • Wash and core the tomatoes, removing the stem and any blemishes.
  • Quarter the tomatoes and place them aside.

Step-2. Creating the Flavor Base

  • In your generously sized stockpot, warm up a tablespoon of olive oil over a medium flame, then introduce the finely chopped onion, celery, carrots, and minced garlic.
  • Sauté until the vegetables become tender and the onion turns translucent.

Step-3. Simmering the Juice

  • Add the quartered tomatoes to the pot and stir well.
  • Add a generous amount of the salt, sugar, black pepper and red pepper flakes for good teste.
  • Toss in the fresh basil leaves and lemon juice.
  • Simmer the mixture, without a lid, for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the tomatoes to thoroughly break down.

Step-4. Blending and Straining

  • Use a blender or food processor to purée the mixture until it is smooth after allowing it to cool slightly.
  • Through a fine-mesh sieve, transfer the pureed mixture into a sizable mixing dish. Use a ladle to press down on the solids to extract as much juice as possible.

Step-5. Canning the Tomato Juice

  • Put your canning jars in boiling water for a few minutes to sterilize them.
  • Fill each sterilized jar with the hot tomato juice, leaving about 1/2 inch of headspace.
  • Wipe the jar rims clean, place the lids and rings on top, and tighten until just fingertip-tight.
  • Process the jars in a boiling water bath canner for 35-40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Of Homemade Canned Tomato Juice Recipe

  • Calories: 40
  • Total Fat: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 2g

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy your homemade canned tomato juice as a refreshing beverage on its own.
  • Use it for sauces, stews and soups.
  • For a traditional Bloody Mary cocktail, combine it with vodka, spices, and garnish.

Tips and Variations

  • For a smoother juice, use a food mill instead of a strainer.
  • Herbs like thyme or oregano can be used to alter the flavor.
  • Adjust the sugar and salt to your taste preferences.

Health Benefits Of Homemade Canned Tomato Juice Recipe

  • Tomato juice is rich in vitamins C and K and antioxidants like lycopene which is support your heart health.
  • It has few calories and can help you manage your weight.
  • The juice contains potassium which can help regulate blood pressure.

FAQs: About Homemade Canned Tomato Juice Recipe

1: Can I use any type of tomatoes for this recipe?

  • While you can use any ripe tomatoes, Roma or plum tomatoes are preferred for their thicker flesh and fewer seeds.

2: Do I have to add sugar to the juice?

  • No, the sugar is optional and can be omitted if you prefer a less sweet tomato juice.

3: How long can I store the canned tomato juice?

  • Tomato juice can be kept for up to a year in a cool, dark area when properly packed and sealed.


Homemade canned tomato juice increase your culinary inventions in addition to enhancing the options in your cupboard.

With a balance of flavors and the goodness of ripe tomatoes, you can now enjoy the taste of summer all year long.

So try this recipe and enjoy every sip of handmade sweetness!