The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: Everything You Need to Know to Can Meats, Vegetables, Meals in a Jar, and More


The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning is a safe, practical, step-by-step resource to preserve the low-acid foods that you love.
From soups and stews, to meals-in-a-jar, to kitchen staples like broths and beans, pressure canning is a time-honored craft that allows you to safely and affordably preserve the food your family loves to eat.

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Written by The Canning Diva® Diane Devereaux, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning delivers everything you need to confidently achieve pressure canning perfection. With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning you will discover the ease of pressure canning, understand the science behind safe food preservation, and enjoy delicious recipes for stocking your kitchen and feeding your family.
In the pages of this all-in-one pressure canning roadmap you’ll find:

An overview of pressure canning basics that includes guidance for buying a pressure canner and pressure canning fundamentals
More than 80 pressure canning recipes for: stocks, broths, soups, and stews; meats including wild game and fish; meals-in-a-jar; tomatoes and vegetables; beans and legumes; and more
Pressure canning charts for safely canning vegetables and meats that include quantity, yield, jar size, processing time, and PSI gauge guidance
A “First Batches” Chapter that includes two practice recipes for those new to pressure canning

With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, readers of all skill levels will learn to successfully preserve and serve wholesome, nourishing foods that everyone will enjoy.


“I highly recommend you pick this book up and learn to can with this incredible collection by Diane Devereaux. Save money and feed your family one can at a time with this thorough guide to preserving the best nature has to offer.”―Chef Jason Roberts, author of Good Food―Fast! and formerly on ABC’s The Chew
“As an avid canner, I feel this is a must-have for those new to pressure canning as well as those seasoned canners. Not only is The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning well written, easy to read and follow, and beautifully illustrated, it also covers the soup-to-nuts of pressure canning and the recipes shared are out of this world!”―Tammy Trayer, author of How to Embrace an Off-Grid Lifestyle and blogger at
“At last―a definitive pressure canning Bible. Easy to follow and accessible, this authoritative volume makes a great addition to any home preserver’s library. Highly recommended.”―Richard Maggs, UK chef and best-selling author
“Diane Devereaux takes the fear out of pressure canning. In this day and age when it’s challenging to feed your family wholesome, well-balanced meals, pressure canning becomes the easy ‘drive-thru’ at home. Whether you’re canning for preparedness or canning to preserve your summer’s bounty or your wild game, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning guides you though the process.”―Susanne Ebacher-Grier, Greater Indianapolis American Culinary Federation Chapter President

About the Author

DIANE DEVEREAUX is The Canning Diva®, a nationally syndicated food preservation expert, television presenter, instructor, mother of two, and author of Canning Full Circle: From Garden to Jar to Table. Devereaux has bridged the generational gap of traditional canning methods for almost a decade, teaching the art and craft of home canning to busy families across America.