Hearty Pasta Soup Mix

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours


14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
Warm up loved ones on frosty winter nights with a gift of this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs soup mix. Packed in pretty glass jars, it looks just as good as it tastes! Be sure to include preparation instructions and a list of additional ingredients needed with your gift card. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hearty Pasta Soup Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a half-pint glass container, layer the first 7 ingredients in the order listed; seal tightly. Place the pasta in a 1-pint resealable jar; seal. Yield: 1 batch (3 cups).
  2. To prepare soup: Place water in a Dutch oven; stir in soup mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add chicken, tomatoes and pasta. Cover and simmer until pasta, peas and lentils are tender, 15-20 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

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