Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

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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. Vick’s VapoRub

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.

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

Ingredients for Making The Soup Mix

  • Dried Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sweet Dried Basil
  • Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Dehydrated Carrots
  • Dehydrated Celery
  • Dried/Minced Onions
  • Wide Egg Noodles

Filling The Jars

Grab a 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 and seal the jar with a FoodSaver.

You will need a Funnel to fill the jars with the dry ingredients, trust me. The seasoning bag will go on top of the pasta bag. 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. Seasoning Bags I used. I bought the 3.5” x 5.5” size bags. You may want some Twine for the tags.

Filling the Jars

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 are hungry, you can simply get one of these out. You can spend a day prepping enough 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.

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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. 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 such delicious soup.

Step One

When ready to cook, place the dry ingredients in a soup pot.

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

Step Two

Add the water and the seasonings on top of the dry ingredients.

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

Step Three

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.

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

Finished Product

Remove bay leaves. Add the 2 cups of cooked chicken, stir until heated through. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

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What 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 for fairly short-term storage.

Can I store my soup in bags?

Yes, you can, but the edges of the pasta may tear through the bags. I’m sure some people may use Mylar bags, 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. I know I have 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.

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Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar Recipe

Jars Ready to Store
5 from 5 votes
Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar
Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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. 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 and seal the jar with a FoodSaver.

    When ready to cook, place the dry ingredients in a soup pot, add the water, the seasonings, and bring it to a boil. After the soup comes to a boil, simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables and pasta are cooked to perfection. Remove bay leaves. Add the 2 cups of cooked chicken, stir until heated through. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.

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Final Word

I hope you enjoy my Soup Mix in a Jar series, I feel an urgency to teach others to cook from scratch and make it easy. Families are busy and I get it. Let’s teach them to cook from the pantry in their homes. If we stock up we are 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 to hear about it. Stay safe and stock up. May God Bless this world, Linda

28 thoughts on “Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar

  • April 12, 2021 at 7:19 am
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    5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this for myself and for my neighbors who are elderly! They will LOVE this!

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    • April 12, 2021 at 9:13 am
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      Hi Jess, I love soup and I LOVE having the jars lined up in my pantry for last-minute meals. Thank you for the 5 Stars! Linda

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      • April 13, 2021 at 2:33 am
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        Yum. Gives me an idea for vegetable soup, too. Using my home-dehydrated vegetables, lentils, and tomato powder.

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        • April 13, 2021 at 6:45 am
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          Hi Paula, oh that sounds yummy! I have a vegetable soup coming up. You know we can make these so easily if we dehydrate our own vegetables. Then make some powder and we can make all kinds of soups!! I just started using lentils this year thanks to Janet, a reader who taught me how to use them. Soup is yummy! Linda

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  • April 12, 2021 at 7:23 am
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    5 stars
    Ohhh…..I love this! I can’t wait to put some of these jars together. Such a great idea! Thank you sooo much! Loving your ‘Soup Mix in a Jar’ series recipes!❤️

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    • April 12, 2021 at 9:13 am
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      Hi Camille, thank you for the 5 stars! You will love having these jars in your pantry! Linda

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  • April 12, 2021 at 7:31 am
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    5 stars
    Such a great idea! These would make fun gifts too. I can’t wait to try it

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    • April 12, 2021 at 9:18 am
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      Hi Alli, thank you for the 5 Stars, you will love having these soups on hand! Linda

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  • April 12, 2021 at 7:55 am
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    Granted I skimmed thru the entire page and didn’t read “every” word… But I see no place where it tells HOW MUCH WATER to add when cooking? Shouldn’t that be on each of the cards that go with each jar? OH WAIT! I see it on the recipe now — 7 cups. That should maybe be on each card, tho? This stuff looks YUMMY and I can’t wait to find time to try it out. THANKS for sharing this info and the recipe.

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    • April 12, 2021 at 8:59 am
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      Hi AppyHorsey, I’m so glad you caught that! I’m having the cards fixed right now. THANK YOU!! Linda

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    • April 12, 2021 at 9:39 am
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      Hi AppyHorsey, thanks again, new tags are in the post!! I’m so glad you caught that. Linda

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  • April 12, 2021 at 8:00 am
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    5 stars
    I can’t wait to make some of these up for us. I think I may half the recipe and use pint jars for the two of us. These would be great for anyone who’s sick. Easy to make and good for you. Linda, you are Awesome!

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    • April 12, 2021 at 9:07 am
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      Hi Deborah, I’m working on some pint-size soups today. Luckily, AppyHorsey caught I forgot the water in the tags. Or at least how much. The girl I pay to make them will be redoing them. I love soup!! Thank you for the 5 Stars! Linda

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      • April 12, 2021 at 9:12 am
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        I love soups, too. I could eat it all year round. Almost every day. Soup and salad is my favorite meal.

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  • April 12, 2021 at 9:21 am
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    Thank you for the two soups in a jar recipes. I’ve a question, is it necessary to seal them?

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    • April 12, 2021 at 9:23 am
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      Hi Joanne, if you use them within a year, I don’t think it would matter. I’m sealing them only because I have a FoodSaver, but the stuff we put in these are in containers now. One year they should be fine. Linda

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  • April 12, 2021 at 11:05 am
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    Hi Linda and all, Can I use other noodles besides the ones in the picture? When I make chicken soup (from scratch) I use fine egg noodles as my “boys”(my hubs and sons) prefer the littler noodles. I have also done soup with spaetzle noodles if I want a thicker broth. Thanks

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    • April 12, 2021 at 11:17 am
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      Hi Kathy, any noodles will work, I bought those because they were smaller and would fit in the jars easier. Oh, and I need to try those spaetzle noodles!!! Yummy! Linda

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      • April 12, 2021 at 11:25 am
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        Thanks Linda, I will have to get/make the dehydrated veggies and get cracking on the jars. Has anyone been able to get lids lately? The stores aren’t getting a lot in and online is too expensive for this Old lady. Thanks again, Kathy

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  • April 12, 2021 at 11:21 am
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    5 stars
    Hi Linda, this does indeed look delish. I especially like that it can be gifted in so many different situations. I see that you said you don’t t need to seal it, so that answers one of my questions as I do not have a food saver. Where do you get your dehydrated celery? I have the carrots and onions so I’m good there.
    Thanks for all you do to keep us informed and well fed:)

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    • April 12, 2021 at 12:02 pm
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      Hi Rita, thank you for the 5 Star! I opened a #10 can of dehydrated carrots from Thrive Life. I bought them back when they were cheaper. I just bought a bag of dried vegetables for the next batch of soup mixes in jars from Amazon. I’m testing my recipe in the slow cooker right now. This next jar mix will have beans. I’m fine-tuning the recipe to get it ready. I want 52 different jars of soups, stay tuned. We need to make cooking from scratch easy and affordable. Linda These are the vegetables I bought for some upcoming soups: https://amzn.to/3skKfoJ

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  • April 12, 2021 at 2:12 pm
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    Since all the mixture is dried, if I use an oxygen absorber and vacuum seal the jar lid would you think it would last a long time for prepping?

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    • April 12, 2021 at 4:20 pm
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      Hi John, I always ask, “define long-term”? You may be able to squeeze in 2-3 years, I really don’t know. I am planning on using my soup mix jars within one year. I’m a Master Canner and Preserver so I lean on the side of caution. It’s a personal preference. Linda

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  • April 12, 2021 at 4:25 pm
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    I am going to throw in that anyone wanting some actual chicken meat in the soup can use canned chicken. This can be used as a pantry staple addition to the soup if one wants to use it. I have used canned chicken instead of home-cooked chicken for a lot of recipes and especially to “beef” (chick?) up chicken soup!

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    • April 12, 2021 at 5:36 pm
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      Hi Patricia, I just added it to the recipe card. I use those cans of chicken from Costco in just about everything. Thanks for the reminder, I LOVE it! Linda

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  • April 12, 2021 at 11:49 pm
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    Thanks again, Linda. My hubs is going to ACE sometime this week so I’ll have him pick up what he can.

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