Country Soup in a Jar


This is another great gift idea. Layered soup in a jar. What a fun, easy way to make someone's day!

1 quart jar


  • ½ cup barley

  • ½ cup dried split peas

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice

  • ½ cup dry lentils

  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules

  • ½ cup uncooked alphabet pasta

  • 1 cup uncooked twist macaroni


  1. In a wide mouth 1 quart jar, layer the barley, peas, rice and lentils. Then layer around the edges the onion, parsley, salt, lemon pepper, bouillon and the alphabet pasta. Fill the rest of the jar with the twist macaroni.

  2. Seal and attach a gift card. The gift card should read: Add contents of jar to 3 quarts of water, 2 stalks of chopped celery, 2 sliced carrots, 1 cup of shredded cabbage (optional) and 2 cups diced tomatoes. Over medium low heat, cover and simmer about 1 hour, or until vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

469 Calories
2g Fat
91g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 469
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1897mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 19g 69%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 735mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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