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5 from 16 votes

Soup in a Jar

This Soup in a Jar recipe is a perfect gift to give during the holidays, for birthdays, or to a friend. And it makes a hearty, healthy, delicious soup!

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Soup
Servings: 12
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Echo Blickenstaff


  • 1/3 cup beef flavor bouillon
  • 1/2 cup dried onion
  • 1/2 cup green split peas
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1/2 cup yellow split peas
  • 1/2 cup alphabet macaroni
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 3/4 cup tri-colored pasta

When making the soup add:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 12 cups water
  • Salt pepper, and any other preferred seasonings to taste


To gift in a jar:

  • Layer dry ingredients in the order listed in a quart-sized jar.
  • Tip: Use a funnel to add the ingredients to the jar. This helps to layer the ingredients evenly.
  • Add gift tag with Love Soup directions.
  • Decorate with a ribbon or gift bow.

To gift in a bag:

  • Mix all dry ingredients together and pour into a resealable plastic bag.
  • Add gift tag with Love Soup directions.
  • Decorate with a ribbon or gift bow.

To make the soup:

  • Brown 1 pound ground beef in a skillet or frying pan.
  • Bring 12 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add all dry ingredients, ground beef, and any preferred seasonings to the boiling water. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils and split peas are soft.
  • Leftovers can be frozen.


Recipe Tips:

When gifting be sure to include the following:
  • A list the additional necessary ingredients to make the soup.
  • A list of included ingredients in the jar for people with allergies.
  • The cooking directions.