Hearty Pasta Soup Mix Recipe
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Hearty Pasta Soup Mix Recipe

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Warm up loved ones on frosty winter nights with a gift of this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs soup mix from our Test Kitchen. Layered in pretty bow-tied jars, it looks just as good as it tastes! Be sure to include preparation instructions and a list of any additional ingredients needed with your gift card.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1/2 cup dried split peas
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 envelope savory herb with garlic soup mix or vegetable soup mix
  • 2 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 10 cups water
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 173 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a 1-qt. glass container, layer the first seven ingredients in the order listed. Place the pasta in a 1-qt. resealable plastic bag; add to the jar. Seal tightly. Yield: 1 batch (4 cups).
  2. To prepare soup: Remove pasta from top of jar and set aside. Place water in a Dutch oven; stir in soup mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the chicken, tomatoes and pasta. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes longer or until pasta, peas and lentils are tender. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Pasta Soup Mix in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p16

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chocolatecookies User ID: 1014884 160630
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"This is good soup. I made only a half recipe since a full recipe would be too much for us. Rather than using cooked chicken, I used an 8 oz. can of mushroom pieces, rinsed and drained, for a meatless version of this soup. It was a thick and hearty soup. Using the half recipe amounts, we had four meal-size servings of this soup."

ktdozier User ID: 6435642 73720
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I received this as a gift. I did not have any chicken on hand, so I used 1/2 lb of smoked sausage. It was delicious! I plan to make this as gifts next year."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2660827 208314
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"I made these jars for Christmas gifts this year. I actually cooked up a pot of the soup before giving the jars to my friends - and I found it to be quite tasty (maybe not the all time best soup I've ever had - but very good.)

I used the savory herb with garlic soup mix - not the vegetable one.
I suggest buying the wide mouth jars -for easy of filling/emptying. I succeeded in finding the jars at a local thrift shop, then just purchased the (new) metal lids at the grocery store. I decorated the tops with fabric squares, ribbon, and cards. My total cost per jar was apx $5-$6 and they were well received gifts."

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