Canning Raw Pack Whole Tomatoes

Canning Raw Pack Whole Tomatoes

Canning Raw Pack Whole Tomatoes is my favorite way to bring back a little bit of summer during those long winter months.
Course Preserves
Cuisine Italian
Keyword canning roma tomatoes, canning tomatoes, canning whole tomatoes, how to can whole tomatoes
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 9 pints
Calories 121 kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD (


  • 13 pounds tomatoes preferably Roma
  • 9 tablespoons concentrated lemon juice separated


  1. Wash and score tomatoes.
  2. Blanch the tomatoes by dropping them in a pot of boiling water for about 60 seconds.
  3. Remove tomatoes and place in a bowl to cool down (if you want, you can place them in an ice water bath).
  4. Peel off the skin when cool enough to handle.
  5. Add concentrated lemon juice to jars (2 tablespoons per quart or 1 tablespoon per pint).
  6. Fill each hot (sterilized) jar with peeled tomatoes and their juices.
  7. Leave 1/2 – 3/4 inch head-space from the top.
  8. Remove air bubbles by running a knife along the side of the jar.
  9. Wipe the rims clean.
  10. Place a sterilized lid and screw on the bands until “finger tight”.
  11. Process in hot water bath. Recommended process time for both pints and quarts is 85 minutes. Please note that process times can vary based on your altitude.

  12. Remove jars and allow to cool down before storing.

Recipe Notes

You can process as many or as little Roma tomatoes as you wish. What is important is that you follow safety guidelines.

1 serving= 1 pint jar

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Nutrition Facts
Canning Raw Pack Whole Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 pint)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Potassium 1568mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 17g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 109.2%
Vitamin C 115.8%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.