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Sun-Dried Tomato and Penne soup
Mix in a Jar

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Soup Mix

  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms (or other dried mushrooms)
  • 1/4 cup onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup parsley flakes

Bouquet Garni

  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried crushed thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


Soup Mix

  1. Layer ingredients into a quart home canning jar in the order given. Adjust cap. Prepare Bouquet Garni.

Bouquet Garni

  1. Combine herbs in a bowl and gently stir to blend. Place herb mixture in the center of a 5 x 5-inch square of cheesecloth. Bring corners together to form a bag and secure with a piece of white cotton string, or use a muslin spice bag. Tie Bouquet Garni to jar of Sun-Dried Tomato and Penne Soup Mix.
  2. Attach Bouquet Garni and recipe card to neck of jar.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Penne Soup

Contents of jar
Bouquet Garni
8 cups vegetable broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced Roma tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can cannelloni beans
1/4 cup Madeira or other sweet white wine (optional)
Salt and pepper

Combine soup mix, Bouquet Garni, vegetable broth and tomatoes in a 6 to 8 quart saucepot. Simmer, covered, until pasta and vegetables are tender. Stir in cannelloni beans and wine, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Continue simmering for 15 minutes. Remove Bouquet Garni.

If there is not enough liquid in soup, add additional vegetable broth or water.

If you want to grow your own tomatoes, you can easily make sun dried ones and store them in oil. Growing a few tomato plants would definitely make this recipe cost less and taste great!

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