175 Dehydrator Recipies

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So, you’ve finally done it. You read our article on buying a dehydrator and now what do you do? Your brand new machine is in your kitchen, but you’re not sure where to start. What do you try first? There are literally thousands of recipes available, and not just dehydrating apples and grapes. We’ve compiled a list of 175 dehydrator recipes for you to try. From simple dehydrating fruit and veg to banana bread to treats for your pampered pooches, there is something for everyone here.

There are many reasons on why you should use a dehydrator, it’s not just for preserving excess fruit and vegetables from your garden, although obviously, that in itself is a great reason. You can make healthy low-fat goodies and lots of raw snacks and treats, including hot cross buns and macaroons.

Whether you have an Excalibur 3926TB or a smaller Andrew James model, these dehydrator recipes are sure to inflame your imagination and tickle your taste buds. Plus, of course, you’ll save money, have lots of tasty, healthy snacks, and learn how to easily preserve all kinds of food.

Using a dehydrator is a great way to reduce your food waste. Think of the food you throw away each week or the spare food you grow in your garden that you just don’t know what to do with. In fact, according to FoodForward, 40 percent of all food that’s grown, raised, and cooked gets thrown away. Just think about that – 40 percent. Aside from the damage to the environment – think about the damage that does to your bank balance. You’re throwing away 40 percent of your food budget every week. How much do you spend a week on food? Take half of that and throw it right in the trash. And if you grow your own food – you’re wasting 40 percent of all that backbreaking labor and the time you put in all year to cultivate your crops and raise your livestock. A dehydrator helps you dramatically cut back on food waste, helping the environment and making your food budget go further. Plus you get to enjoy the preserved food all year long.

Every year we have far too many zucchinis. In fact, there were some points that I just couldn’t bear to think about eating another one. But, using our trusty dehydrator, we can enjoy eating them all year round and not just during zucchini season.

Have a read through the recipes we have found and try some. Let us know which ones are your favorites and – if you have some fabulous recipes we’ve missed and you’d like them included in this massive curated list, get in touch!


If you grow your own fruit, you know the problem you face every year when you’re inundated with a seemingly endless glut of one type of fruit. Apples. Pears. Plums. Berries. Figs. Grapes. Blueberries. The list goes on. And while it’s amazing to have your own fresh fruit, there’s only so much of one type of fruit you can eat at one time. Even if you don’t grow your own, it’s really easy to save money on fruit. Buy it reduced from the local grocery store – or go and see local growers where you’ll often find large boxes of fruit for sale at a reduced price. You may even find a grower will let you come and pick your own fruit for a small cost – or, if you’re really lucky, you’ll be able to exchange a couple of hours of your labor for a nice big box of fruit and veg. And then you can preserve it with some of these recipes.

  1. Caramel Apple Chips
  2. Cinnamon Apple Fruit Leather
  3. Dried Apple Slices
  4. Dried Asparagus
  5. Dried Bananas
  6. Dried Blueberries
  7. Dried Cantaloupe
  8. Dried Cherries
  9. Dried Cranberries
  10. Dried Figs
  11. Dried Grapes
    dehydrating grapes

  12. Dried Kiwi
  13. Dried Lemon Peel
  14. Dried Mangoes
  15. Dried Orange Slices
  16. Dried Persimmons
  17. Dried Pineapple
    Dried Pineapple
  18. Dried Plums
  19. Dried Raspberries
  20. Dried Strawberries
  21. Dried Watermelon
  22. Orange Peel Powder
  23. Raw Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pear Chips
  24. Rhubarb Fruit Leather
  25. Spiced Pears
  26. Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather

  27. Sun Dried Tomatoes
  28. Tomato Power/Dried Tomatoes

    Up next – vegetable dehydrator recipes


Post Author: Becky Britton

Becky has been living green for more than a decade. She's a small-scale homesteader who is always learning new ways to make life a little greener.

13 thoughts on “175 Dehydrator Recipies


    (February 4, 2018 - 2:50 am)

    Thanks for all info here! 😍


    (August 8, 2017 - 4:19 am)

    This is interesting for all those who are into making recipes as an amateur or a professional. I am sharing this post onward so that people interested in dehydrating their recipes learn something new. Great post.

      Katy Willis

      (August 22, 2017 - 5:36 pm)

      Glad you found it useful. We love dehydrating our produce – it’s a great way of reducing waste.

    Mommy Queenelizabeth

    (August 7, 2017 - 9:36 pm)

    Oh! This is interesting! Didn’t know about this before. In fact its my first time to hear/read about dehydrator foods. And those were a lot!


    (August 7, 2017 - 3:32 pm)

    Cool! I can search plenty options on what is available in our pantry. I love mangoes so I think I will be doing that. Thanks for the recipes.


    (August 7, 2017 - 3:27 pm)

    I honestly did not know that there is such thing as dehydrating fruits and vegetables! I only know of juicing and blending as processes done with food. I actually am amazed with technology nowadays. Dried mangoes and dates are familiar to me but the other fruits and vegaetables are like uncharted waters. This also a great way of lessening the food waste! I get mad at myself whenever I throw away food.

    momi berlin

    (August 6, 2017 - 11:55 pm)

    this is awesome. seriously haven’t heard of a dehydrator before and its use. i like the idea of zero waste management and the cool way it could preserve food. something really new to me and i wish this is something affordable. would also like to try it at our household.

    Amila Wickramarachchi

    (August 6, 2017 - 11:04 am)

    I only new about sun-dried food as we use to do that.Otherwise it is always we buy dehydrated food items from grocery stores.I never thought or heard of dehydrating with such equipment which is easy to use at home.I will check the suggested dehydrators.It is really nice if I can make dehydrated fruits and vegetables at home in a healthy way!

    Nadine Smith

    (August 6, 2017 - 6:54 am)

    I have never even heard of a dehydrator before, but it sounds like an amazing kitchen tool! I want to get my hands on one of these. It’s so amazing how you listed down all the possible kinds of treats you can produce just by using a dehydrator. You can even use it for doggie treats! So cool! I’m trying to have a “zero waste” lifestyle by making sure that everything in the kitchen is used up, and I think a dehydrator would be a good way to support that lifestyle.

    Clarice of My Metro Lifestyle

    (August 5, 2017 - 6:05 pm)

    Hi Katy! We are actually considering the use of dehydrators since we are shifting to a greener lifestyle. We like the idea of minimizing food waste. Thank you so much for these recipes. Saving this one for future reference.

    Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    (August 5, 2017 - 5:10 pm)

    Wow, I couldn’t believe that there’s such a thing as this. I have just heard about dehydrator and seemed to be really interesting as you have elucidated it clearly and really in detailed. I also love that you have provided us a long list of recipes where we can get an idea and would love to try it as well. This is just truly a new concept of preserving food without a waste. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.


    (August 5, 2017 - 1:39 pm)

    wow, the things that you can do with a dehydrator is just amazing. I didn’t think of it. It proves to be really useful


    (August 5, 2017 - 2:39 am)

    Dehydrator is the latest trend I have read. Interesting how this concept helps in preserving food. The strawberry leather strip looked yumm to me and many other products looked new to me. Mangoes and dates are common here , I hope other dehydrated products hit the shelves here soon.

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