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.
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.
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.
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.
When ready to cook, place the dry ingredients in a soup pot.
Add the water and the seasonings on top of the dry ingredients.
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.
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
What can I serve with this soup?
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.
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
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.
My Soup Mix in a Jar Series
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