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Hearty Pasta Soup Mix

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 10 cups water
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

Directions

  • 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).
  • 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.

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