Canned Homemade Tomato Juice Recipe

Homemade Canned Tomato Juice

This Homemade Tomato Juice tastes similar to V8 but is SO much better! Delicious served as a beverage but can also be used in recipes or as a soup base!

Course Canning
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 7 quarts

INGREDIENTS (with Amazon Links)

  • Tomatoes 3 1/4 lbs. per quart or 23 lbs per canner load of 7 quarts
  • water approx. 1/4 c. to 1 c.

Per Quart of Juice:


  1. Wash, core and remove blemishes from tomatoes. 

  2. Cut into small sections.

  3. In a large stock pot, add tomatoes and very little water (at most 1 cup). 

  4. Bring to a boil.

  5. Put through colander to remove seeds and skin (see above notes for tips). 

  6. Discard seeds and skin.

  7. Return juice to the stock pot and bring to a boil again, adding salt, onion salt, and celery salt according to how many quarts of juice you have yielded.

  8. If canning, pour into sterilized jars leaving about 1/2" air space at the top. 

  9. Discard seeds, and skin.