Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix

Soup Mix in a Jar!
A favorite homespun holiday gift.


For Pasta Fagioli Soup -

Place 1 cup small pasta shells in the bottom of a large mason jar.
Add a layer of 3/4 cup red beans.
Add a layer of 3/4 cup great northern beans.
And a layer of 1 cup pinto beans. 


Combine spices and place into a small bag.

3 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf


Fold over bag and staple. 


Carefully place bag on top of beans.


And top with lid.


Add a piece of fabric or ribbon and attach the following recipe to prepare soup.

Additional ingredients needed -
1 can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
fresh grated parmesan cheese, optional

Carefully remove seasoning packet from jar and set aside.
Remove beans; sort and rinse.
Set pasta aside.

Place beans in a large pot and add 6 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  
Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.
Drain and discard liquid.

Return beans to the pot.
Add contents of seasoning packet and 8 cups of water.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender.
Add tomatoes and salt; cover and simmer 30 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
Stir in pasta; cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.
Remove bay leaf before serving.
Top with parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy!

Makes 14 servings.

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2 comments:

Dawna Motz said...

I think layered gift jars are the best country gift ever! I have one for brownies and cookies and love decorating the jars up with jute, twine and burlap. Thanks for sharing, stoppin in from Farmgirl Friday.

Brenda said...

This sounds great thanks for sharing!