Delicious Mason Jar Recipes to Try Right Now

I may have said in the past that I would never eat out of a mason jar.

Jars are for canning (bottling for the Brits).

I did a lot of canning when I lived in the US and I had a lot of mason jars. I never ate out of one.


Opinions change.

I have, in the past, used a lot of plastic: plastic bags, plastic storage containers, plastic in the microwave, etc.

I’ve seen the error of my ways. I’m now trying to, slowly, switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives. One of those is glass. Now glass is all recycled, but I remember, back in the beginning of time, taking bottles back to the store to be reused.

I’m starting to use jars…..

So, I was interested in this collection of recipes – esp the last 2. Read on….

5 Delicious Mason Jar Recipes to Try Right Now

Mason jars were commonly used for canning and food preservation before. Today, they have become a Pinterest-worthy way to store your meals in. Let’s be honest, storing your food in rectangular Tupperware containers is boring. Mason jars are visually appealing and versatile—you can use them for salads, soups, and smoothies.

Using mason jars allows you to control your food portions, which makes it a great container for meal preps. It’s also easy to heat via microwave, so you can just quickly grab, heat, and eat. If you want to buy mason jars in bulk, you can go to for the highest-quality jars.

Check out these delicious mason jar recipe ideas, from salads to desserts.

Mason Jar Salad Recipes

Putting together a mason salad jar is one of the most common meal prep hacks. You can prepare a batch at the beginning of the week and store it in your fridge. Then, you can simply grab a mason jar to bring with you to work or eat at home.

Tuna salad

Salad ingredients:

  • 1 can of tuna, drained and flaked
  • 6 lettuce leaves, shredded into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 oz potatoes
  • 2 oz green beans, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, quartered
  • Vinaigrette ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

Mix all the vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl with a whisk, then set aside. Boil the potatoes and green beans separately until tender, then set aside to cool. To assemble the salad, add the vinaigrette at the bottom of the mason jar. Layer the ingredients in the following order: green beans, tuna flakes, egg, potatoes, and lettuce. 

Seal with the lid and refrigerate. When it’s ready to serve, simply toss the salad to combine.

Sesame chicken slaw

Salad ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sesame-ginger dressing
  • ½ cup cooked chicken, cut into small strips or chunks
  • ½ cup chopped red cabbage
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp edamame
Sesame chicken slaw salad in mason jar

Layer the ingredients in the following order: dressing, cabbage, chicken, carrots, quinoa, and edamame. Seal with the lid and refrigerate. When ready to eat, simply combine the ingredients and serve.

Mason Jar Breakfast Recipes

Fruity overnight oats


  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup blackberries, sliced
  • ¼ cup raspberries,
  • ¼ cup bananas, sliced
Fruity overnight oats in a mason jar

Add the oats in the mason jar and pour in the almond milk. Put in the low-fat yogurt and chia seeds. Mix these together and add in half of the blackberries, raspberries, and bananas. Use the other half of the fruits as toppings. Seal with the lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Omelet in a jar


  • 2 medium eggs, scrambled
  • ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup spinach, finely chopped
  • ½ cup onion, minced
  • ½ cup bacon or chicken, cooked and chopped/shredded
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper
Omelette in a jar

Coat the mason jar lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Add all the ingredients into the mason jar and seal the lid. Gently shake the jar to mix the ingredients. You can leave it to chill in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to eat, remove the lid and cover it with a paper towel. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Mason Jar Dessert Recipe

Peanut and chocolate parfait


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 10 chocolate cookies, crushed
  • 3 Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Peanut and chocolate parfait

Beat together the peanut butter, cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, then set aside. Whip the heavy cream, then combine half of it with the peanut butter mixture by beating. Add in the remaining half by gently folding it together. Layer some of the peanut butter mousse on the bottom of the mason jar and top with the crushed cookies. Repeat this layering until the jar is full. Seal the lid or cover with cling wrap, then chill in the refrigerator overnight. Garnish with the chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups when ready to eat.


Mason jars are also a great idea for storing your prepped meals because they take up less space in your refrigerator. Enjoy making and eating these yummy treats in decorative mason jars.

6 thoughts on “Delicious Mason Jar Recipes to Try Right Now”

  1. I use mine for making Limoncello. Lemon peels + vodka (the stronger the better) put in a dark place for 3-4 weeks (or longer). VOILA! Limoncello! Did I mention I have lemon tree in the back yard?

    • What a great idea! Limoncello! I need to try that this summer. And lucky you to have lemon trees. I tried, unsuccessfully, to have a lemon tree.

  2. I use glass jars for storage and canning, and I finally realized if I use them for drinking, I’m not upset when they break. I just pull out another one. They’ll still match. Lunches in our house though still go in plastic tubs, which I use until they’re cracked to pieces because when you walk almost a mile to your desk from the parking lot, glass gets pretty heavy.

    • My tupperware is all cracking – shame, it’s only 30 years old…. It’s hard to find plastic here. Almost everything is glass, now. so might as well use what I already have lol

  3. I love drinking iced tea out of Mason jars (the medium sized ones). But it never occurred to me to use them for salad! The salads and slaws look wonderful!

    But. Just say no thank you to an omelette in a Mason Jar. 😉

    • All of our jars have the metal ring and glass cap so they won’t be going into the microwave, We use the jars that are forbidden in the US lol

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