Gift in a Jar: Italian Tomato + Pasta Soup Mix


  • 2 1/2 cups, Bow Tie or Rotini Pasta
  • 2 tbsp, Vegetables Flakes (dried)
  • 1 tbsp, Minced Onion (dried)
  • 1 tsp, Sugar
  • 1 tsp, Chicken Bouillon Granules (or 2 cubes)
  • 1 tsp, Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp, Minced Garlic (dried)
  • 1/4 tsp, Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup, Parmesan Cheese



  1. Place the pasta in your jar.
  2. Add all dried seasonings and spices.
  3. Place the lid on the jar and shake so the seasonings are mixed throughout.
  4. Put the parmesan cheese in a small Ziploc bag.
  5. Close the parmesan cheese bag with a twisty tie.
  6. Cut the excess plastic away above the twisty.
  7. Place the bag on top of pasta in the jar.1 Jar, Italian Tomato and Pasta Soup Mix
    5 cups, Water
    1 can, Crushed Tomatoes (28 oz)
    4-6 slices, Crumbled Bacon
    1/2 package, Frozen Chopped Spinach (thawed)

    1. Remove the cheese packet from jar and set aside.
    2. Combine water and remaining contents of the jar in a large saucepan.
    3. Bring everything to a boil for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Stir in the tomatoes, spinach and bacon.
    5. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
    6. Serve with parmesan cheese.
    7. Makes 4-5 servings.