This chicken noodle soup mix in a jar is part of my series on making meals to eat later. They make great gifts for new mothers, holiday gifts, and you can take a pot of soup at the last minute to someone who is sick. When my grandkids call me saying they have a cold, they always ask me what they need to help them get through it. My first response is always chicken noodle soup. The second choice is green tea, with honey and lemon. And don’t forget Vick’s VapoRub. I also love my one essential oil called “Breathe.” I can’t get low on that essential oil or I go into panic mode.
Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar is the Perfect Gift
You can gift one of these jars to a neighbor who is under the weather, or make a pot of soup for your own family at the last minute by just adding water to the jar’s ingredients and then cooking it. Who doesn’t love a hot pot of soup, right? I like to drop these soups off as surprise gifts or I enjoy gifting them to someone when they are sick.
Ingredients for Making The Soup Mix
- Dried Parsley: Parsley has a delicious slightly bitter taste that contrasts well with other flavors. Used to enhance the other flavors of the soup.
- Garlic Powder: A spice that is created from dehydrated garlic. Also used to enhance the other flavors of the soup.
- Sweet Dried Basil: Sweet dried basil has a very distinct flavor, but is a milder herb than regular dried basil. It has less of a licorice flavor.
- Chicken Bouillon: Made with a variety of seasonings, including salt, chicken stock, dehydrated vegetables, and fat.
- Bay Leaf: A very aromatic leaf that when infused with a liquid gives off a subtle minty flavor.
- Dehydrated Carrots: Dehydrated carrots are nearly as healthy as fresh carrots. When properly dried, the carrots maintain the majority of their minerals and vitamins.
- Dehydrated Celery: Dehydrated celery is crisp, light, and delicious. When properly dried, the celery will keep most of the flavor, minerals, and vitamins as a fresh celery stalk.
- Dried/Minced Onions: When dried, onions take on a richer flavor than regular onions. Perfect for soups! Adds a kick of sweet onion flavor!
- Wide Egg Noodles: The eggs in this pasta noodle help to create a noodle that is thick and hearty when cooked.
Filling The Jars
Grab a wide-mouth quart (32-ounce) mason jar and layer the dried vegetables in order. Start with the onions, carrots, celery, and then the noodles. Place the sweet basil, garlic powder, one bay leaf, and the bouillon in a small bag. Seal the bag, it will go on top of the dry soup mix ingredients. Place a lid on the jar and seal the airtight jar with a FoodSaver.
You’ll need a Funnel to fill the jars with the dry ingredients, trust me. As mentioned, the seasoning bag will go on top of the pasta. These are so fun to make, my friends! These would make great gifts to take to someone who is sick or having surgery, the list is endless. The recipient will be so excited to make this delicious soup! Seasoning Bags I used. I bought the 3.5” x 5.5” size bags. You may want some Twine or ribbon for the gift tags.
Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar
I think my favorite part about this whole soup-in-a-jar mix is that it’s ready to go. When you’re hungry, you can simply get one of these out. You can spend a day prepping a bunch of jars for future use and then get one out when you need to. Also, it’s a blessing to someone else when you give this Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar to them.
What the Soup Looks Like
When it comes to chicken soup, I think it’s one of the yummiest recipes you can make. The recipe itself can be so different, but this is my favorite. If a family member asks you to make them Chicken Soup, you get out this recipe and make it for them. They will be so thankful they know someone who can make a delicious soup.
Step One: Place Dry Ingredients in a Soup Pot
When ready to cook, place the dry ingredients in a large stockpot.
Step Two: Add Water and Seasonings
Add the 7 cups of water and the entire contents of soup mix seasonings on top of the dry ingredients.
Step Three: Add the Bouillon Cubes
I threw the bouillon cubes in, but they quickly floated to the bottom. After the soup comes to a boil, simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the vegetables and pasta are cooked to perfection. Stir to make sure the soup is well mixed, particularly the bouillon cubes.
Remove bay leaves. Add the 2 cups of cooked chicken to the heated soup mixture, and stir until heated through. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar Recipe
- 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
- 1 teaspoon Sweet Dried Basil
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 2 Chicken Bouilllon Cubes or 1/3 cup granules
- 1/4 cup Dried/Minced Onions
- 1/4 cup Dehydrated Carrots
- 1/4 cup Dehydrated Celery
- 2-1/2 cups Wide Egg Noodles
- 2 cups Cooked Chicken or canned chicken (add after the soup is made)
- 7 cups Water
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Grab a quart (32-ounce jar) mason jar and layer the dried vegetables in order. Start with the onions, carrots, celery, and then the noodles.
2. Place the sweet basil, garlic powder, one bay leaf, and the bouillon in a small bag.
3. Seal the bag, it will go on top of the dry soup mix ingredients.
4. Place a lid on and seal the jar with a FoodSaver.
1. When ready to cook, place the dry ingredients in a soup pot, add the water, and the seasonings, and bring them to a boil.
2. After the soup comes to a boil, simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables and pasta are cooked to perfection.
3. Remove bay leaves.
4. Add the 2 cups of cooked chicken to the heated soup mixture, and stir until heated through.
5. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.
What can I serve with this soup?
What size of jars can I use?
You can use quart mason jars (32-ounce size), or any jars equal in size. I have a ton of canning jars, so these were my first choice.
Should I use a FoodSaver to seal the jars?
I used my FoodSaver to remove the air out of the jars so I can store them in my pantry.
Do I need Oxygen Absorbers in the jars?
You can use oxygen absorbers but I don’t. I only want these jars to be used for fairly short-term storage.
Can I store my soup in bags instead of jars?
Yes, you can, but the edges of the pasta may tear through the bags. I’m sure some people may use Mylar bags, but I don’t like to use them, it’s a personal preference. I have jars, so I opt to use them.
What is the shelf-life of these soup mixes?
You may remember, Mark and I took classes to get our Master Canning and Preserving Certificates. We have been canning for over 50 years as a family, but I wanted to learn the updated safety tips. According to our class, if you process food at home, it will last one year safely. From experience, I know we used my homemade grape juice when it was two years old, but I’m just sharing the facts. Everyone has their own impression of shelf-life, I get it. Please do what you feel good about.
Are there Gluten-Free Noodles?
Yes, a reader mentioned she uses Sam Mills Gluten Free Corn Pasta Lasagna Corte. Yay, for another option for our GF friends! Gluten-Free Pasta
Could I use rice, quinoa, or lentils in this recipe instead of noodles?
I really love what the wide egg noodles provide in this recipe! If you’re interested in rice, quinoa, or lentils you would need to be mindful of how to cook them compared to how the wide egg noodles are cooked.
Could I replace the dehydrated vegetables with dried vegetable flakes or powders?
I highly recommend using the dehydrated vegetables in this chicken noodle soup mix-in-a-jar recipe! We are going for larger pieces of vegetables in this recipe like you would find in regular chicken noodle soup. If you were to use carrot flakes, celery flakes, or onion powder you would have the flavor, but a thinner soup. It all depends on the results that you’re aiming for!
Could I add additional dehydrated vegetables?
I really love the dehydrated vegetables that are in this recipe as is! By adding additional dehydrated vegetables the flavor would be different than a traditional chicken noodle soup. If you’re interested in adding additional dehydrated vegetables to this chicken noodle-in-a-jar recipe, I would recommend adding any of the following dehydrated vegetables: red or green bell peppers, potatoes, peas, tomatoes, or any other of your choice.
If you like this Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar recipe, check out my Soup Mix in a Jar Series!
I hope you enjoy this chicken noodle soup mix in a jar recipe and my other Soup Mix in a Jar series. I feel an urgency to teach others to cook from scratch and make it as easy to make as possible. Families are busy, and I get it. Let’s teach them to cook with the ingredients from the pantry in their homes. If we stock up, we’re prepared for the unexpected. Plus, what a great example to the kids and grandkids that breakfast, lunch, and dinner don’t have to come from a fast-food drive-through. If you have a favorite easy-to-fix soup I’d love to hear about it. Stay safe and stock up. May God Bless this world, Linda