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This Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers or as a hostess gift. Gifts in a jar are so much fun to make and give!

 

I love gifts in a jar.

There. I said it.

I LOVE gifting them, and I even love getting them! There is something about putting stuff in a jar, slapping a bow and maybe a tag on it and calling it a day. I guess its the simplicity and practicality of it that appeals to me. Plus when you’re done whatever awsomeness came in the jar, you’ve STILL got a jar!

This Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers or as a hostess gift. Gifts in a jar are so much fun to make and give!

This Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers or as a hostess gift. Gifts in a jar are so much fun to make and give!

Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Hambeen’s Dry Bean Soup Mix 
  • 2 cups of Neilly’s Zesty Rice and Red Beans Mix 
  • 2 cups small dried pasta (I used ditalini)
  • 1/2 cup beef bouillon powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup Cajun or taco seasoning
  • 1 large mason jar  [This recipe will fill one 32-ounce mason jar or two 16-ounce mason jars.]

 

This Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers or as a hostess gift. Gifts in a jar are so much fun to make and give!

 

Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar Directions:

You can layer your ingredients in any order you like. I wanted to make mine an even layering between the bean mixture, rice and beans, pasta and spices. Here is how I layered mine:

  • 1/2 cup pasta
  • 1/2 cup Neilly’s Zesty Rice and Red Beans Mix
  • Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Hambeen’s Bean Mix
  • 1/2 cup pasta
  • 1/2 cup Neilly’s Zesty Rice and Red Beans Mix
  • Beef bullion
  • 1/2 cup Hambeen’s Bean Mix
  • 1/4 cup pasta
  • 1/4 cup Neilly’s Zesty Rice and Red Beans Mix
  • Dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup Hambeen’s Bean Mix
  • Mix together the Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and parsley and add to the jar. If you have more room at the top add whatever ingredient you like!

This Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers or as a hostess gift. Gifts in a jar are so much fun to make and give!

 

Soup preparation:

In your Instant Pot: If you want to add beef or chicken, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 pound of ground beef or 1-pound boneless chicken cut into cubes and set Instant Pot to Sauté. Brown meat or chicken until no longer pink. Drain grease and return to slow cooker. Add ingredients from jar into your Instant Pot. Add enough water to cover ingredients. If you like, you can add one can of diced tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Set Instant Pot to high pressure and set for 10 minutes. Allow to release pressure naturally. If pasta is not done to your liking, Set timer to high pressure for an additional 3 minutes.

In your Slow Cooker: If you want to add beef or chicken: add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 pound of ground beef or 1-pound boneless chicken cut into cubes. Brown meat or chicken in a large pan until no longer pink. Drain grease and return to slow cooker. Add ingredients from jar into your Slow Cooker. Add enough water to cover ingredients. If you like, you can add one can of diced tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Set Slow Cooker on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. If pasta is not done to your liking, Set timer to high pressure for an additional 30 minutes.

In a large stock pot: Separate the pasta in the mason jar. Add water to pot and add pasta when water comes to a boil. Cook pasta for 7 minutes and drain. If you want to add beef or chicken: add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 pound of ground beef or 1-pound boneless chicken cut into cubes. Brown meat or chicken in pot until no longer pink. Drain grease and return to pot. Add ingredients remaining ingredients from jar and the pasta into your pan Add enough water to cover ingredients. If you like, you can add one can of diced tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Simmer on medium low for 45-60 minutes.

 

This Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers or as a hostess gift. Gifts in a jar are so much fun to make and give!

When you’re done prepping your jars, write out the instructions or create a printable label for gifting! This Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar is perfect for your neighbors, coworkers or as a hostess gift!

Do you love giving or recieving gifts in a jar too?

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4 Responses to Spicy Friendship Soup Gift in a Jar

  1. Jodi Hunter says:

    What a cute gift idea.

  2. Paula Pennachio says:

    I like this, thank you for the idea and how to do it

  3. Wanda Tracey says:

    This is a wonderful idea for gifting to anyone at any time of the year. I know some friends and famiy members who would love this! Thank you.

  4. Chas Greener says:

    What a great idea, and I love how beautiful it looks!

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