Pasta Fagioli Homemade Soup Mix

by Merissa on December 22, 2014

in Mixes

Homemade Soup Mix - Little House Living

Pasta Fagioli Homemade Soup Mix

~Thanks to Robyn for this guest post today!

A traditional Italian favorite, this meatless soup is a great idea for gift giving or to stock your own pantry with. Inexpensive and filling, it would also make a great donation for shut ins or food pantries. A quart mason jar is the perfect container for your soup, whether you are keeping or gifting. Pop one in your mailbox with a homemade tag for your hardworking mail carrier, deliver one to your neighbor, or place a jar, a wooden spoon, and a pretty dishtowel in a nice pot for a college student, or a newlywed housewarming gift.

Pasta Fagioli Homemade Soup Mix

What You Need:

  • 1 cup small pasta shells
  • ¾ cup pinto beans
  • ¾ cup kidney beans
  • ¾ great northern or navy beans (white)
  • ¼ cup parsley flakes
  • 1/3 cup dried diced onion
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • quart sized jar
  • 2 zip top sandwich bags

Additional Ingredients:
1-28 oz. can diced tomatoes
3 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped

Place pasta in one of the bags, press out air and seal. Set aside.

Place parsley flakes, diced onion, oregano, basil, rosemary , garlic powder, pepper flakes, and black pepper in the second bag, press flat and seal, set aside.

Layer beans in the quart jar, gently tapping between each layer to pack down.

Place seasoning packet in jar next, arranging so spices show in the front of jar, especially if you are gifting the soup mix.

Next, place the baggie containing your noodles in the jar, arranging it nicely to show off the noodles as well.
Seal the jar and store in a cool, dry place for up to 3-4 months.

To prepare soup:
Remove pasta and seasoning packet from jar.

Remove and rinse beans.

Place beans in a large pot and add 6- 8 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Allow beans to boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and cover. Let beans stand for 2 hours. Drain water.

Return pan of beans to stove. Add 8 fresh cups of water and contents of seasoning packet.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Stir and cover. Cook for one hour or until beans are tender.

Stir in can of tomatoes, carrots, and celery. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Add pasta and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.

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1 Mari December 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

What a great gift idea! Will definitely do this next time for visiting teaching!

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2 Jodee Weiland December 23, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I’ve seen this before and have always loved this idea for gift giving! Your soup sounds delicious…thanks for sharing!

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3 Phyllis McDaniel-Cook February 21, 2017 at 8:47 am

To bland husband and I did not care for it, we usually like anything with beans.

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