How to cook Canned Jackfruit: 36 easy recipes and handy info

Learn how to cook Canned Jackfruit with this collection of recipes. If you are trying a meatless Monday or avoid meat on a regular basis, these ideas will make dinner time a breeze. Find vegetarian and vegan options with this alternative to meat and find your new family favorite!

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Canned Jackfruit Recipes

Canned jackfruit is a great way to stock your pantry with meatless options.

To create a can of this tropical fruit, they use young, unripe jackfruit that they package right at the source.

It is much easier to cook with than fresh jackfruit. And the meaty texture is a good substitute for a lot of pulled chicken or pulled pork recipes. It takes on the flavor of whatever seasoning you use, making it very versatile.

Find the best way to prepare your can of jackfruit with this collection of delicious recipes. There are loads of savory dishes to choose from, from appetizers to dinners.

You can find this canned fruit in most well-stocked grocery stores and health food stores. (Think places like Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and Sprouts)

Canned Jackfruit FAQ

Does canned jackfruit need to be cooked?


Should I soak jackfruit?

It’s not necessary, but letting it marinade will help it absorb flavors.

How long does canned jackfruit last?

  • Refrigerate an opened can of jackfruit, in an airtight container, for 1-2 days.
  • If properly stored, it will last up to 1 month in the freezer
  • An unopened can will last up to 2 years

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Each recipe idea will tell you:

If this is your first time visiting the site, you should know that I’m up for the challenge of helping you find a new favorite way to use canned meat. Each of these delicious jackfruit recipes will give you some information, so you can make the best choice for your family.

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How much jackfruit you will need
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)

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How to cook canned jackfruit

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Ingredients that work well with a can of jackfruit

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • BBQ sauce
  • corn tortillas
  • black beans
  • chili powder
  • lime juice
  • coconut milk
  • vegetable stock
  • red onion

How to cook jackfruit from a can

Our goal is to help you find dishes using the ingredients you already have in your home.

Each of these jackfruit ideas will give you some useful information so that you can pick the best recipe for your needs.

Check out the blogger that published each dish to use their ingredient list and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

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