Minestrone Bean Soup Mix

Minestrone Bean Soup Mix Printable Gift Tag (PDF)
Recommend printing at actual size (4.25  x 5.5 inches)

Makes 8 servings | Serving size: 1 cup

Creating the Mix:


Soup Mix:
½ cup brown rice
¼ cup dried red kidney beans
¼ cup dried Great Northern beans
¼ cup dried Yellow Eye beans
¼ cup dried split peas
1 cup macaroni or other small pasta
Seasoning Mix:
1 tablespoon onion flakes 1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a quart-sized jar, place the first 5 ingredients for the soup mix in layers.
  2. In a separate plastic bag place the macaroni; squeeze out all air and seal.
  3. In a separate plastic bag, place the seasoning mix.
  4. Squeeze all air out of the bag and seal.
  5. Place the bag of pasta on top of the rice and bean layers; add the bag of spices on top and cover the jar with a lid.
  6. Attach gift tag instructions for the final product.

Note: Use the mix within 6 months.

Cooking the Recipe:


1 jar Minestrone Soup Mix
4 cups low-sodium beef or chicken stock
4 celery stalks, sliced
4 carrots, sliced
4 cups canned tomatoes
6 cups water


  1. Remove spice and pasta bags from the jar of beans.
  2. Wash and pick over beans.
  3. Put soup mix and water into a large pot.
  4. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to stand for 1 hour. (this is the way to “jump-start” beans so you don’t have to soak them overnight).
  5. Add other ingredients, except macaroni, and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours or until all the ingredients are tender.
  6. Add macaroni and cook for 30 minutes. If the soup seems too thick, add extra water.

Minestrone Bean Soup Mix Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information