Is it ok to can creamy soups like corn chowder?

Asked October 29, 2014, 5:39 PM EDT

I know that I can can soup in a pressure cooker, and it did say not to thicken it while cooking or with rice, pasta, flour or any thickening agents. Can I can a creamy potato soup, corn chowder or a carrot bisque, since they are not broth based and the soup is a bit thicker? Thank you.

Grand Traverse County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

You are correct in that you can soup in a pressure canner. The reason it does not say anything about thickening is because you aren't suppose to. The thickening agent like flour or cornstarch breaks down and becomes very unappetizing and runny. So can your soup with broth and then thicken it when you open your jar of soup.

A site you will like, if you don't know about it already, is the National Center of Food Preservation: http://nchfp.uga.edu/

Thank you for using eXtension.

Jeannie