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  • 12-07-2008 8:14 PM

    soup in a mug recipes

    I have just joined stretcher.com and am looking for easy soup mixes to be packaged in ziploc bags and placed in soup mugs/bowls for Christmas gifts.  So far, I have a tortilla soup mix that will probably work, but I would like to know what else is out there!  Thanks for any thoughts...Steph

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  • 12-07-2008 10:23 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: soup in a mug recipes

    welcome Stephjom glad for you to have with us  

    here a few I have that I have tweaked they work every well          

    Country Soup in a Jar

    1/2 cup barley
    1/2 cup dried split peas
    1/2 cup uncooked rice
    1/2 cup dry lentils
    2 tablespoons dried minced onion
    2 tablespoons dried parsley
    2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
    2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
    1/2 cup uncooked alphabet pasta
    1 cup uncooked twist macaroni

    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. Seal the jar.

    Attach to Jar:
    Country Soup
    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.

    Dried Bean Soup

    1/2 cup of each of the following:
    kidney beans
    split yellow peas
    black beans
    red lentils
    small red beans
    split green peas

    Seasoning Mix :
    1 tablespoon dried sweet pepper flakes
    2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
    2 teaspoons dried minced onion
    1-1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon celery seed
    4 tablespoons brown sugar

    For dried bean mix, layer each type of bean in a clear 24-oz jar. For seasoning mix, combine ingredients. Store in a re-sealable plastic bag. Attach to jar and give with recipe for Seasoned Bean Soup. Yield: about 3 cups dried bean mix and 1/4 cup seasoning mix.

    Attach To Jar:
    Dried Bean Mix ( 3 cups)
    2 cans ( 14-1/2 ounces each ) stewed tomatoes
    Seasoning Mix ( 1/4 cup )
    1 teaspoon liquid smoke ( optional )
    Rinse beans and place in large Dutch oven or stock pot. Pour 4 cups boiling water over beans; cover and let soak overnight. Drain beans and return to stock pot. Add 6 cups water, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours or until beans are almost tender. Add tomatoes and seasoning mix. Stirring occasionally, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover beans and continue to simmer about 1 hour longer or until beans are tender and soup thickens. Serve warm. makes : about 10 cups soup.

    Friendship Soup Mix

    1/2 cup dry split peas
    1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
    1/4 cup pearl barley
    1/2 cup dry lentils
    1/4 cup dried minced onion
    2 teaspoons italian seasoning
    1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
    1/2 cup alphabet macaroni or other small macaroni (can be put in a plastic sandwhich bag to make it easier for the recipent to get out of the jar)

    Layer in a 1 1/2 pint jar the ingredients above in given order. Seal in an airtight container or jar.

    Attach to Jar:
    Friendship Soup
    1 pound ground beef, 3 quarts water, 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained. To prepare Soup: Carefully remove macaroni from top of jar and set aside. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef, drain. Add the water, tomatoes and soup mix; bring to a boil; Reduce heat; Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add reserved macaroni; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni, peas, lentils and barley are tender. makes 16 servings (4 quarts).

    Love Soup Recipe

    1 box of Lipton Onion Soup (use both packets)
    1/2 cup split dried peas
    1/2 cup Alphabet Macaroni
    1/2 cup shell macaroni
    1/2 cup colored macaroni
    1/4 cup lentils

    Layer the above ingredients in a 1 quart mason jar and attach the "love note."

    Attach to Jar:
    Love Soup
    When you feel you are too busy
    and a meal you need to fix, Get out a kettle, 7 cups of water, 1/2 pound of hamburger and this mix. Let it cook and simmer slowly while you have your things to do, and when you sit to eat it, Remember, We love you!

    Onion Soup Mix

    3 onion bouillon cubes, crushed
    1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
    2 tsp. cornstarch
    1/3 cup instant onion flakes
    2 dashes pepper

    Put all ingredients in a small sandwich bag. Seal well and store in cool, dry place. Attach to Jar or Sealed Bag or Container:
    Onion Soup:
    Empty package into a pot and gradually stir in 4 cups cold water and 1 Tbsp. butter. Bring to boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer 20 minutes. Ladle soup into oven proof bowls, sprinkle with croutons or toasted bread. Then add one slice pravalone cheese. Briefly put bowls under a broiler to melt cheese. Serve. Makes 4 1-cup servings.

    Onion Dip: Mix one package onion soup mix with 2 cups sour cream. Chill before serving. Keep in a cool place.

    Potato Soup Mix

    1-3/4 cups instant mashed potatoes
    1-1/2 cups dry milk
    2 Tb. instant chicken bullion
    2 tsp. dried minced onion
    1 tsp. dried parsley
    1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
    1/4 tsp. dried thyme
    1/8 tsp. turmeric
    1-1/2 tsp. seasoning salt

    Combine all ingredients. in a bowl and mix. Makes 6 servings. Place in 1 quart canning jars to store.

    Attach to Jar:
    Potato Soup
    Instructions to attach to jar: To serve: place 1/2 cup mix in soup bowl and add 1 cup boiling water. Stir until smooth.

    Soup Mix in a Jar

    1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
    1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
    1/2 cup split peas
    1/2 cup ABC, small shell, or ring macaroni (any small shape pasta will do)
    1/4 cup barely
    1/2 cup lentils
    1/3 cup non-instant white rice
    tricolor spiral pasta

    Be sure to use a wide-mouth, 1 quart canning jar. Layer ingredients in the order given: bouillon, onion flakes, split peas, small shape pasta, barley, lentils, rice, and enough tricolor spiral pasta to fill jar.

    Attach Tag with Cooking Instructions:
    Soup Mix
    In large kettle, brown 1 pound ground beef or stew beef cut into bite-size pieces in a little olive oil. Remove tricolor pasta from top of jar and reserve. Add the rest of the jar contents to the kettle with 12 cups water. Let come to a boil and simmer 45 minutes. Add tricolor pasta and simmer 15 minutes more. Serve with your favorite bread or rolls and a tossed salad. Enjoy!

    Tortilla Soup Mix In A Jar

    1 cup converted long grain rice
    2 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
    1 5 oz. can chicken


    2 t. chicken bouillon granules
    2 t. lemonade powder with sugar
    1 t. lemon pepper
    1 t. dried cilantro leaves
    1/2 t. garlic powder
    1/2 t. ground cumin
    1/2 t. salt
    1/4 cup dried minced onions

    Mix the seasonings and place in a thin zipper sandwich bag. Use a quart jar. Place ingredients in jar in this order: Place rice in jar first. Place seasoning packet into jar next. Gently flatten bag so it is visible from all sides of jar. Fill jar with tortilla chips. Put lid on jar. Attach can of chicken to top of jar. Decorate jar.

    Attach to jar.
    Tortilla Soup
    Carefully empty tortilla chips from jar into a dish. Set aside. Remove seasoning packet. Set aside Place rice in large pan. Add 10 cups water and 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chilies and seasonings from packet. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Add tortilla chips. Cover and simmer 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.
    Makes 12 cups soup.

    Turkey Noodle Soup Mix

    (Great way to use left over turkey!)
    1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
    1/2 Tablespoon chicken-flavored bouillon
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon drried whole thyme
    1/8 teaspoon celery seeds
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 bay leaf

    Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Store in airtight container (zip-loc bag - can decorate or small container, jar.)

    Attach to Jar:

    Turkey Noodle Soup

    1 package Turkey Noodle Soup Mix
    8 cups water
    2 carrots, diced
    2 stalks celery, diced
    1/4 cup minced onion
    3 cups cooked diced turkey

    Combine the turkey noodle soup mix and the water in a large stockpot. Add the carrots, celery, and onions and bring to a boil. Cover the soup and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Stir in the turkey and simmer an additional 5 minutes                 


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  • 12-08-2008 12:15 AM In reply to

    Re: soup in a mug recipes

     Hi ... and welcome Steph to the forum. Thank you Gayla50  for all the great receipes. I make the potato flake soup almost weekly (we add left-over meat and veggie, too). Also, your recipe called 'Love Soup' looks very close to the one I am making for gifts this year, but am adding long grain rice, too. 

  • 12-08-2008 11:43 AM In reply to

    Re: soup in a mug recipes

    Wow, Gayla! I'm going to print these out - thank you so much.Big Smile


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  • 12-08-2008 12:11 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: soup in a mug recipes

    that I have several of those recipes I made them for years .. I make them up by the case and surprizingly it my most requested gifts  ...  



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  • 12-18-2008 12:25 PM In reply to

    • ronia
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    Re: soup in a mug recipes


    Recipes in a Mug

    All Use Microwaves
    5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

    4 tablespoons sugar
    4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons milk
    3 tablespoons oil
    3 tablespoons chocolate chips, optional
    Small splash of vanilla
    Add dry ingredients to a mug and mix well.
    Add egg and mix thoroughly
    Pour in milk and oil and mix well.
    Add the chocolate chips, if using, and vanilla and mix again.
    Put mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
    The cake will rise over the top of the mug.
    Allow to cool a little.
    Omelet in a Mug

    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    2 to 3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
    2 tablespoons diced fully cooked ham
    1 tablespoon diced green pepper
    Salt and pepper to taste
    In a microwave-safe mug coated with cooking spray, combine all ingredients.
    Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30 to 40 seconds.
    Cook 30 to 60 seconds longer or until eggs are completely set.
    Makes 1 serving.
    Breakfast in a Mug

    (Maybe you have some of that packaged precooked bacon in the refrigerator.)
    1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    1 tablespoon milk or water
    1 to 2 eggs
    1 dash pepper
    1 dash salt
    1 slice bacon, cooked
    Shredded cheese
    Place butter in microwave-safe mug and heat on high 30 to 45 seconds, or
    until butter is melted.
    Add egg(s), milk, salt and pepper.
    Stir or whip with a fork.
    Microwave 1 egg on high 35 to 45 seconds; two eggs 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 minutes,
    or until eggs begin to set, stirring with fork to break apart after half of
    the time.
    Remove eggs when they are still soft and moist. Let stand about 2 minutes.
    While eggs are standing, crumble bacon and add to eggs.
    Add cheese, if desired.
    Eggs will firm up while standing
    Peach Cobbler in a Mug

    1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk
    1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
    Dash of salt
    2 tablespoons water
    1 (4-ounce) snack-size container of diced peaches, well-drained
    Microwave 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in mug until melted, about 20
    seconds on high power. Combine sugar, flour, instant dry milk, baking
    powder, cinnamon, salt and water; add to cup.
    Stir with a fork until well blended.
    Add well-drained peaches on top of batter. Do not stir.
    Microwave for 2 minutes on 70 percent power.
    Let stand in microwave 1 minute.
    Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to eat.
    Pecan Pie in a Mug 

    1-1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
    3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
    1 tablespoon flour
    2 teaspoons egg white powder
    1/2 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk
    1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
    1/16 teaspoon baking powder
    Dash of salt
    3 tablespoons of water
    Microwave butter or margarine in mug until melted, about 20 seconds on high
    Add remaining ingredients and stir with a fork until blended.
    Microwave on 60 percent power for 2 minutes.
    Let stand in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes.
    Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to eat.

    Note: 1 egg equals 2 tablespoons egg powder and 2 tablespoons warm water.
    Adjust the recipes accordingly.
    Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

    1-1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    3 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
    1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
    1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans, optional
    1-1/2 teaspoons egg white powder
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder, optional
    1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    Dash of salt
    1-1/2 tablespoons water
    Microwave butter or margarine in a mug until melted, 20 seconds on high
    Add remaining ingredients, stirring with a fork until blended.
    Microwave on 60 percent power for
    2 minutes.
    Let stand in microwave 1 minute.
    Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to eat.
    Cocoa and Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug

    4 tablespoons Flour
    3 tablespoons Splenda
    1 tablespoon cocoa
    1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    2 tablespoon peanut butter
    1 medium egg
    4 tablespoons milk
    1 tablespoon oil
    1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
    Put all ingredients in a mug.
    Mix hard.
    Zap in the microwave for 3 minutes.

  • 12-18-2008 7:53 PM In reply to

    Re: soup in a mug recipes

     Hi ... and welcome Ronia. Thanks for listing these great 'dessert-in-a-mug' recipes - these looks wonderfully easy, too.

  • 11-14-2012 12:54 AM In reply to

    Re: soup in a mug recipes

    bumping up ..make great jar gifts!

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