80+ Dehydrator Recipes To Preserve the Harvest

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Spring is almost here and Summer is right around the corner!

With the warmer weather come delicious fresh veggies and fruits full of nutrients when harvested at the height of the season. If you’re like me, you have often ended up with more than you can eat before it spoils, so preserving these foods for the off-season is key.

Dehydration is a great way to preserve food without requiring a lot of storage space. It’s especially helpful in the summer, when produce is at its peak and you can get some of the best prices of the year.

For years, I have preserved the bountiful summer harvest via freezing:

But let’s face it. There’s only so much room in my freezer, so I knew I needed another alternative.

Enter my Excalibur Dehydrator.

I am IN LOVE with this awesome machine and can’t wait for summer to get here so I can really put it to work.

Now that I have a dehydrator, I want to put it to good use so I have gathered some of the best dehydrator recipes from across the Web and wanted to share them with you today! But first, here are some handy tips and tricks that I have found on how to use your dehydrator and get the most out of it:

80+ Dehydrator Recipes To Preserve the Harvest


Fruits and Veggies

Dehydrated Spicy Green Beans from Pickle Me Too

Dehydrated Tomato Skins from Simply Healthy Home

Dehydrated Tomatoes from Real Food Forager

Dehydrated Celery  from Simply Healthy Home

Dehydrated Rhubarb from Pantry Paratus

Dehydrated Peppers from Loving Our Guts

Basil Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms (raw-vegan) from Jar O’ Honey

Spiced Pears from Pantry Paratus

Dried Persimmons from Fresh Bites Daily

Dried Apricots from Hollywood Homestead

Zucc-Raisins from Fresh Bites Daily

Preserved Apples and Potatoes from Pantry Paratus

Watermelon Candy from The Real Food Guide

Banana Chips This Tree of Life

Apple Chips from Fresh Bites Daily

Tomato Chips from Real Food Carolyn

Cheesy Zucchini Chips from Real Food RN

Banana Chips from The Real Food Guide

Zesty Nacho “Cheese” Kale Chips from Delicious Obsessions

Zucchini Chips from Fresh Bites Daily

Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips from How to Just About Everything

Crispy Orange Chips from Just Making Noise

Fruit Leathers for Food Storage from Pantry Paratus

Real Fruit Snacks from Real Food RN

Dehydrated Fruit from Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Pineapple Fruit Snacks from Whole Simple Life

Fruit Leather from It Takes Time

Kefir Fruit Leather from Divine Health from the Inside Out

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups from Brown Thumb Mama

Cinnamon Spiced Sweet Potato and Carrot Chips from Multiply Delicious

Sweet Potato Chips from Paleo Gone Sassy

Natural Fruit Chips from A little Insanity

Carrot Chips from Gutsy

Munchy Crunchy Veggie Chips from Kitchen Stewardship

Garlic & Herb Beet Chips from Cooking God’s Way


Flours, Seasoned Salts, Condiments, Sauces, Supplements, Etc.

Homemade Citrus Salts from Fresh Bites Daily

How to Make Coconut Flour from Homegrown & Healthy

“Smokey” Tomato Sauce (raw-vegan) from Jar O’ Honey

Drying Sweet Basil from Untrained Housewife

How to Make Tomato Paste from Happy Healthnut

Dehydrated Eggs from The Homesteading Hippy

Dehydrated Bone Broth from Loving Our Guts

How to Make Raw Liver Capsules from Simple Foody

How to Make Desiccated Liver Capsules from Thankful Expressions

Make Your Own Soup Starter from Black Fox Homestead

One Ingredient Liver Dog Treats from Thankful Expressions

DIY Liver Capsules from An Organic Wife

“Squashllesauce” from Pantry Paratus

Tomato Powder from Fresh Bites Daily

 DIY Natural Food Coloring from Eat.Play.Love…More


Snacks, Desserts, Cereals, and Nuts/Seeds

Soaking and Dehydrating Nuts and Seeds from Delicious Obsessions

Sesame Honey Almonds (raw paleo) from Jar O’ Honey

Cinnamon Walnut Crunch from Rawfully Tempting

Carob or Chocolate Coated Almonds from Whole New Mom

Cinnamon Coconut Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Delicious Obsessions

Cocoa Almond Crumbles from GNOWFGLINS

Curry Spiced Pumpkin Seeds from Real Food RN

Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Buckwheat Apple Granola from A Harmony Healing

Raw Soaked Granola from Gluten Free Cat

Apple Oatmeal Cookie Granola from Pantry Paratus

Soaked Maple Nut Granola from GNOWFGLINS

Vanilla Buckwheat Crispies from Divine Health from the Inside Out

Vanilla Cinnamon Granola from Huppie Mama

Granola Breakfast Cookies from Common Sense Homesteading

Coconut Sesame Cookies from Pantry Paratus

Pina Colada Bars (raw vegan paleo) from Jar O’ Honey

Clementine Cranberry Macaroons (raw-vegan) from Jar O’ Honey

Sesame Seed Butter Macaroon Bites from Jar O’ Honey

Mini Raw Vegan Carrot Cakes from Good Girl Cone Green

Coconut StrApple Bars from Edible Attitudes

Pumpkin Spice Dehydrator Cookies from The Paleo Mom

Spicy Salsa Crackers (raw-vegan) from Jar O’ Honey

Raw Flax Crackers from The Rawtarian

Veggie Jims from Lexie’s Kitchen

Potato Pancakes from Rawmazing

DIY Beef Jerky from The Liberated Kitchen

DIY Salmon Jerky from Pantry Paratus

Corned Beef Brisket Jerky from Health Bent

Sweet Heart Jerky from Paleo Parents

Ground Beef Jerky from GNOWFGLINS

Sweet Chipotle-spiced Beef Jerky from Nourished Kitchen

Kombucha Scoby Jerky from Holistic Squid

What are you favorite things to dehydrate? Do you have any recipes you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!

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Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.



  1. This is awesome! Thank you so much!!


    Posted 03/12/14

  2. OK so once again you’ve read my mind. Your blog updates always have exactly what I am looking for! Thanks so much for this I am planning my garden and am only planting what I can freeze, dehydrate or ferment. GREAT roundup!

  3. Thank you for sharing, I am new to dehydrating food so it is lovely to have a place to come and learn. Are you on you-tube?


    Posted 07/05/14

    • Hi Jilly – Yay! Glad the post was helpful! I am not on YouTube (yet), but have plans to get a channel started this year! :)


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 07/07/14

  4. awesome post, thanks for sharing a best dehydrator recipes


    Posted 10/05/15

  5. Great list. I was thrilled to find some ideas new to me.

    There’s one you’ve missed. It’s a way of turning zucchini into dried “fruit” using only fruit juice. Here’s the link:


    Posted 10/20/15

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