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!"


servings 469 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • 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. 36 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 be...

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 ...

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.

This soup looks very nice in the jar and I was skeptical as to how it would taste. It was really VERY good! The pasta was a little mushy though. I plan to make it for gifts this Christmas, bu...

Great Gift Idea. Our family made these jars of soup for Christmas and I am still getting calls asking for the recipe. We changed the order of the ingredients to change the appearence and used ...

Something I really liked about this recipe as compared to the Friendship Soup recipe is that it doesn't require so much prep work that the maker is wondering they they making it from a jar in th...

We're trying recipes out to give as gifts this year. Although the recipe tastes good, this was not our favorite. I think the recipe called for too much rice and the size of the ingredients var...

I made several batches of this soup mix this weekend. They turned out wonderfully. It is a very nice layered effect. Don't add tomatoes to the beans until they are tender. The acid in the tomato...

I bought a case of canning jars and put together 12 batches of this soup to send as Christmas gifts. Everyone loved it! My sister has even requested that I send some to her son at college beca...