Soup in a Jar Mix Recipes

Serves 10 | Finish in 10 minutes
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Treat family and friends to an (almost) home-cooked meal thanks to our three hearty, healthy soup mix ideas. Layer ingredients up in pretty jars for gift-giving, perfect for the holidays, hostess gifts, new-neighbor gifts, or just to stock your own pantry!

Ingredients

Vegan Italian Bean & Lentil Soup

For Mix:

  • 2 Tablespoons Litehouse Italian Herb Blend
  • 1/3 cup dry red lentils
  • 1/3 cup dry split peas
  • 1/3 cup dry white beans
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube

Layer all these ingredients in a 13 to 16-ounce glass jar.

Added at Prep:

  • 6 cups water
  • 14-oz. can petite diced tomatoes

 

Black Bean & Quinoa Chili Starter (for Beef)

  • 3/4 cup dry black beans
  • ¼ cup dry quinoa
  • 2.5-oz. dehydrated vegetables (I used Karen’s Just Veggies brand)
  • 2 tablespoons Litehouse Guacamole Herb Blend
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 beef bouillon cube

Layer all these ingredients in a 13 to 16-ounce glass jar.

Added at Prep:

  • ½ lb. lean ground beef
  • 5 cups water
  • 8-oz. can tomato sauce

 

Lemony Rice Noodle Soup (for Chicken)

  • 4-oz. rice noodles (approximately 2 “nests”)
  • 2 tablespoons Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend
  • 1 teaspoon dried lemon peel (store-bought on spice aisle or zested at home and dried overnight)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube

Layer all these ingredients in a 13 to 16-ounce glass jar.

Added at Prep:

  • 4 to 6-oz shredded/cubed cooked chicken
  • 4 cups water
  • Optional: fresh juice of ½ lemon

Directions

Vegan Italian Bean & Lentil Soup

To prepare Vegan Italian Bean & Lentil Soup: Remove wrapper on vegetable bouillon cube and add it, along with remaining contents of jar to soup pot. Pour in 6 cups of water and 14-ounce can of petite diced tomatoes (with juice) and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 90 minutes, or until beans are tender and soup is thickened. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency. Serves 4.

Black Bean & Quinoa Chili Starter (for Beef)

To Prepare Black Bean Quinoa Chili: In soup pot, brown ½ pound of ground beef and drain excess liquid. Remove wrapper on beef bouillon cube and add it, plus all remaining ingredients in jar to soup pot. Pour in five cups of water and can of tomato sauce and bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the beans are tender and the soup is thick, about 90 minutes, adding more water as necessary to soften the beans and maintain desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4.

Lemony Chicken Rice Noodle Soup

Remove noodle “nest” from jar and set aside. Remove wrapper on chicken bouillon cube it to pot, along with remaining contents of jar, and 4 cups of water. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add 4-ounces of shredded or cubed cooked chicken and dry rice noodle “nests” to soup and simmer for an additional 3 minutes, stirring to loosen noodles up. Serve with a lemon wedge, if desired.  Serves 2.


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