Soup Mix

Soup mixes can be a fun and practical gift for neighbors and friends.  They’re simple to assemble and handy to have on hand for your own family as well.  Here are two of my favorites.  I have pre-made tags to fit over the cello bags for the Turkey Noodle Soup recipe.  E-mail me at if you would like a copy.  It is a Microsoft Publisher document.


 1 cup dry medium egg noodles
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 1/2 tablespoons sodium-free chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf

 Place all ingredients in a container or cello bag for gift giving. If using bags, store in an airtight container.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Yield: Mix for 1 pot of soup

Instructions to write on gift tag:
Holiday Turkey Noodle Soup
1 package Turkey Noodle Soup Mix
2 stalks celery, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup chopped carrot
8 cups water
2 cups cooked, diced turkey breast (cooked chicken breast may be substituted)

In a large pan, combine 1 package Soup Mix, celery, carrot, and water; stir to mix. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to medium heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Stir in turkey and simmer an additional 5 minutes.

Yield: 10 cups  Serving Size: 1 cup


1/4 cup chicken bouillon granules
3 cups instant mashed potato flakes, packed
2 tablespoons dried, minced onion
3 tablespoons dried chives
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup bacon bits
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup powdered milk
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions:  Combine ingredients; mix well. Spoon into a plastic zipping bag or wide mouth quart jar. Attach instructions.
Instructions for making 1 serving of soup: Place 1/2 cup mix into a soup bowl. Add one cup boiling water. Stir until smooth and creamy.


This is a sweet, cake-like cornbread that is delicious with honey butter.

 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 T. baking powder

In a large glass bowl, stir all the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container/jar.  Attach directions:

California Corn Bread:
1 jar California Corn Bread Mix
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cornbread mix in a large mixing bowl and add the eggs, milk and butter. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Pour into a greased 8-inch square baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.


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2 Comments to “Christmas Gift Idea #3”

  1. Jodi says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Your email link is broken but could you please email me the doc with the tags. I’m so excited to try this. My email is

  2. Carolyn says:

    What great ideas!!

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