Canning Homemade Bone Broth (Chicken, Turkey or Beef)

Jars of bone broth after canning

Canning homemade bone broth is a a great way to preserve your own broth and have it ready to use any time. This recipe works with chicken broth, turkey broth, or beef broth.

See my blog posts for making homemade both broth in an Instant Pot and for making bone broth in a roaster oven. Making bone broth is so easy and worthwhile! It save money and makes healthy delicious broth.

This canning recipe for how to can bone broth by pressure canning is very easy. Basically just pour the hot broth into the jars and can the homemade stock following the pressure canner instructions.

Detailed Steps for Canning Homemade Bone Broth

After you have made your bone broth, you can refrigerate it over night. The bone broth will become gelatinous and you can scrape off the excess fat, if desired.

Fat on top of the bone broth after refrigerating
Fat on top of the bone broth after refrigerating
Scraping the fat from the top of the bone broth
Scraping the fat from the top of the bone broth

Then I heat the broth back up. I kept mine in the Instant Pot pot and placed it back in the Instant Pot and turned it on the Saute mode to heat the broth back to liquid form.

Once the broth is hot, ladle the hot broth into canning jars and leave a 1-inch headspace.

Ladling hot bone broth into canning jars
Ladling hot bone broth into canning jars

Wipe the rim of the jar and add the canning lids and screw bands .

Canning jars filled with hot bone broth
Canning jars filled with hot bone broth

Broth is a low-acid food and requires canning in a pressure canner. See my article on beginners guide to canning for a complete guide on canning.

Place jars into the pressure canner and process according to your canner’s manufacturer’s instructions. Processing pint jars for 20 minutes. Process quart jars for 25 minutes.

I use the NESCO Electric Pressure Canner. I have included step by step instructions on how to use the NESCO Electric Canner on my website.

When the canning process is complete and the canner has had time to depressurize, remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and place the jars on a dish towel on the counter and do not disturb for 24 hours.

Jars of bone broth after canning
Jars of bone broth after canning

Delicious Results

Homemade broth tastes so much better and is so much healthier than broth from the grocery store. Plus you save a lot of money by making it with kitchen scraps you would normally just throw away. You can use any leftover bones, including chicken bones, chicken carcasses, or turkey carcass or bone, pork bones or beef bones. I use broth, especially chicken broth in so many recipes, that is is great to have homemade chicken bone broth on the shelf after I can it.

Home food preservation with home canning is such a great way to save on the grocery store and have shelf stable and healthy meals and other food ready to eat in your pantry.

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3 jars of bone broth

Recipe for How to Can Homemade Bone Broth

Yield: Dependent
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This is a simple recipe for how-to-can homemade bone broth. Canning broth allows you to have it on your shelves for use any time.


  • Bone Broth


  1. Optional to refrigerate the homemade bone broth and then remove the excess fat from the top
  2. Heat up the bone broth
  3. Ladle or pour the broth into canning jars leaving 1-inch headspace
  4. Wipe the rims and add the canning lids
  5. Pressure can for 20 minutes for pints, 25 minutes for quarts
  6. Remove the jars and set on the counter for 24 hours

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