Country Soup in a Jar

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!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 469 cals

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 469 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 91.2g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 1897 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 35 Ratings


I make "Gift in a Jar"s for people. This was, by far, one of the prettiest that I've ever made. Got raves from family, friends and coworkers on presentation. However, I always make recipes before I give them away. But this one I didn't. You see, I don't like soup at all. But I know a lot of people do, especially in the winter. I've never gotten a "bad" recipe from this website, so I figured "4 stars...GREAT!" Well, that must've been on presentation only, because numerous people have come up to me to tell me that the soup wasn't good and that the recipe wasn't correct. (I felt awful!) Apparently the liquid isn't adaquate at all. And when you do add enough liquid to make it "soupy" then it makes 2 VERY LARGE POTS of soup! Not bad if you are having company, but it should say that on the label. I won't make this recipe again.


There is this lady at the nursing home. She always talks about growing up at her ranch and such. I came home and found this recipe. I msde a jar for her and tied a bow around the top. She tried it and it brought a tear to her eye. She said how she couldnt beleive just how much it tasted like her mothers soup! Now i make it all the time! I love it!


The soup is very good and makes a great gift. For single persons or small eaters, cut the recipe in half and put into a pint jar.