Homemade Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix

Looking for a fun gift idea of a great dry soup in a jar to keep in your pantry? This yummy homemade Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix is a great filling (and tasty!) recipe to create!

Looking for a fun gift idea of a great dry soup in a jar to keep in your pantry? This yummy homemade Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix is a great filling (and tasty!) recipe to create! #pastafagioli #drysoupmix #soupmixrecipe

Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix

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 a 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 Soup Mix Recipe

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

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 the jar next, arranging so spices show in the front of the 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:

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1-28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

Remove pasta and seasoning packet from the 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 the 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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Looking for a fun gift idea of a great dry soup in a jar to keep in your pantry? This yummy homemade Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix is a great filling (and tasty!) recipe to create! #pastafagioli #drysoupmix #soupmixrecipe
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Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place pasta in one of the bags, press out air and seal. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Layer beans in the quart jar, gently tapping between each layer to pack down.
  4. Place seasoning packet in the jar next, arranging so spices show in the front of the jar, especially if you are gifting the soup mix.
  5. Next, place the baggie containing your noodles in the jar, arranging it nicely to show off the noodles as well.
  6. Seal the jar and store in a cool, dry place for up to 3-4 months.

Looking for more “gifts in a jar” to make? Here are a few others that we love!

~Thanks to Robyn for this guest post today!

This Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in December 2014. It has been updated as of October 2019.

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19 Comments

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

  2. This sounds delicious. Might I suggest adding 2 tbsp of chicken buillon granules or substituting a couple of cans of chicken broth for 4 cups of water if you find the soup bland?

    1. I haven’t tried this yet so I was wondering if you made it with and without the chicken broth that you suggested. I just want it to be good the first time because I’m not much on experimenting. Thank you

  3. Hi, if you are you g to add carrots, celery, and tomatoes, do you find them dry or include with instructions on card for recipient to make choice?

  4. Made 12 cost about $6 each. I found 12 qt jars at Family Dollar stores for $9. Great price, cute gift. Making the recipe this weekend, adding bay leaf, ground beef and crushed tomatoes instead of diced. Giving them as gifts in memory of my mom. She was from Naples, Italy.

  5. 4 stars
    I need help ASAP. I always do a test run on recipes before gift giving these mixes. The soup is very tasty, but mine turned out very thick and barely any liquid. I made exactly as printed. I did add eight cups of water to the beans after draining and continued on. Did I do something wrong? Was something missing regarding amount of liquid to use?

    1. Hi Carol, this is a guest post so I’m not totally sure why it wouldn’t turn out but you can always add some extra water or maybe even an extra can of tomatoes to add more liquid.

      1. Thank you so much Merissa. I researched several other “bean soup” recipes and came up with adding 12 cups of water instead of eight. I added four more cups of water to the soup. It definitely looks like soup now instead of stew. I will see how it is tomorrow and will comment again. I love giving these jars of soup as gifts.