21 Marvelous Mason Jar Meals You Need To Try

Mason Jar Meals

My passion for mason jars and other glass containers has been well documented here on OGT at this point. Some might call it an obsession, but I prefer to call myself a “mason jar enthusiast.” ;-) I’ve written about organizing with jars, storing things in jars, crafting with jars, and so on and so on. But I don’t think I’ve written about cooking and serving food in jars—that is, until today! Today I’ll be sharing 21 delicious recipes for mason jar meals!

Related: 13 Brilliant Things You Can Do With A Glass Jar

I love the idea of using mason jars to cook and/or serve food. First, because everything looks so pretty in a glass jar! That’s just a fact. :-) And second, because the jar itself works as a built-in method of portion control. (This is particularly helpful when desserts are involved, as you’ll see below!) And finally, there’s just something fun about eating out of a glass jar. And who couldn’t use a bit more fun sprinkled throughout their day?

The first “recipe” I’ll be sharing is more of a method than anything, but I gave it a try the other day and I LOVED it! Make these mason jar cinnamon rolls ASAP, people. You won’t be sorry you did! After the cinnamon rolls, you’ll find links to 20 more mason jar recipes from around the web, broken down into breakfasts, mains, and desserts. Hopefully these recipes help inspire you to embrace the mason jar meal! :-)

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Single-Serving Cinnamon Rolls

You’ll need:


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Each cinnamon roll will be cooked in its own jar, so gather as many 4-ounce mason jars as you need. Grease the inside of each jar with a little bit of butter or cooking spray.

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Open the can of cinnamon rolls and separate them. Place one cinnamon roll into each greased jar. Place the jars on a cookie sheet, then bake at 375°F for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

Let the cinnamon rolls cool for a minute or two, then add the icing on top. Yum! The jar helps protect the edges of the roll from drying out, so it stays moist and delicious while still getting cooked through.

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20 More Mason Jar Recipes!

Breakfast In A Jar

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can also be one of the most hectic! Serving up individual breakfasts in jars can be a quick way to get everyone fed and out the door—including yourself! Check out these delicious breakfasts in jars for plenty of mouth-watering inspiration! There’s a little something for everyone here.

Click on the name of each item to view the full recipe and instructions.

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1. Blueberry Pancake

from Boy & The Rabbit

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2. Breakfast To Go

from At The Picket Fence

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3. Banana Bread

from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

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4. Chia & Raspberry Breakfast

from Green Kitchen Stories

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5. Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding

from Get Inspired Everyday!

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6. Asparagus & Pancetta Frittatas

from Home Cooking Memories

Lunch & Dinner In A Jar

Packing up your lunch for work in a glass jar might seem strange, but in many ways it can be better than a plastic container! Glass doesn’t get discolored or absorb odors like plastic can, so it makes for easier cleanup at the end of the day. Glass jars also seal more tightly can many plastic containers, so you don’t have to worry about food spills in your work bag. And as for dinner, jars can be helpful there too! It’s a cooking vessel and a serving dish in one, which cuts back on the amount of dishes you’ll need to clean. Check out these recipes for convenient lunches or dinners in jars!

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7. Instant Noodle Cups

from One Good Thing By Jillee

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8. Zucchini Noodle Salad

from Inspiralized

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9. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

from Smile Sandwich

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10. Chicken Pot Pie

from Betsy Life

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11. BBQ “Parfaits”

from Nest of Posies

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12. Chili And Cornbread

from WhipperBerry

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13. Lasagna In A Jar

from Brit + Co

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14. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casserole

from Heartbeet Kitchen

Dessert In A Jar

It’s just not a meal if you don’t finish it off with something sweet! (At least that’s what my husband thinks!) Here are some of the most delectable sounding jar desserts on the web. These self-contained desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without tempting you to overeat. :-)

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15. Grasshopper Pie

from A Pretty Life

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16. No-Bake Cheesecakes

from The Chic Site

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17. Caramel Banana Pudding

from Big Bear’s Wife

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18. Chocolate Tiramisu

from Sandhya’s Kitchen

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19. Honey Bourbon Apple Crisps

from Recipe Runner

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20. Funfetti Cake

from NeighborFood

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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