DIY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP IN A JAR WITH KASLO SOURDOUGH (FOR HOLIDAY GIFTING!)

Looking for a cute, tasty, and affordable gift to give to your nearest and dearest this year that isn’t baked goods?

You’ve come to the right place! Give these hearty and wholesome soup mixes a try! Not only are these soup mixes presented beautifully, they are also a very eco-friendly way to celebrate the holidays, which is becoming increasingly popular in recent years (this is a trend we hope is here to stay!). This recipe was created in partnership with the lovely Kaslo Sourdough, who’s products you can find stocking shelves across Western Canada, and the United States. To find out if your local grocer carries Kaslo, use the handy store locator. Some businesses even carry Kaslo’s pasta in bulk, with purchasing available in paper bags or glass jars. If not, not to worry – the plastic resealable bags their pasta comes in is recyclable at your local depot.

Back to this recipe! Canned chicken soup is a family favourite of course, but when was the last time you tasted a real, homemade chicken or vegetable soup? Using a blend of earthy herbs and spices, sourdough noodles, freshly sautéed veggies and shredded rotisserie chicken, this soup will become an instant classic among your family and friends (who will be begging for the recipe after they’d tasted it, guaranteed!). Better still? It takes minutes to make, yet tastes as if it’s been stewing all afternoon. As Kaslo and I are committed to providing vegan options to make our recipes as accessible for all as possible, there are two versions of this recipe below. You can also make this recipe any time you want, no gifting necessary!

Simple glass jars decorated in cloth and silk ribbons, paper tags and bay leaves (optional, but adorable!) are a gorgeous way to do eco-friendly. After all, who said environmentally friendly gifting had to be boring? Not on my watch!

Read on, to learn how to assemble these delicious soup mixes

CHICKEN

You will need:
Mason jars (3c. 720ml. 24oz.) 
Decorative elements of your choice; ribbons, tags, stickers, charms, paints, stencils, etc.

Each jar makes 6 servings 
Est. calories per serving:
151
Est. calories entire jar: 910 (with added fresh ingredients)

INGREDIENTS

Dry:

1tbsp. Dried minced onion
1tbsp. Dried minced garlic
2-3 Bay leaves
1/2tsp. Dried parsley 
1/2tsp. Dried rosemary
1/2tsp. Dried sage
1/2tsp. Dried thyme
1/4tsp. Celery seed
2 Chicken bouillon packets

2c. Kaslo Sourdough short noodles (Radiatori, Rotini, or Macaroni)
or 
2c. Kaslo Sourdough long noodles (Spaghetti or Linguini), broken into bite sized pieces 

Fresh:

Chopped carrot (1/2c.)
Chopped celery (1/2c.)
1tsp. Butter
1tbsp. Water
6c. Water 
1c. Shredded Rotisserie chicken/chicken breast

VEGETABLE

You will need:
Mason jars (3c. 720ml. 24oz.) 
Decorative elements of your choice; ribbons, tags, stickers, charms, paints, stencils, etc.

Each jar makes 6 servings 
Est. calories per serving: 113
Est. calories entire jar: 680 (with added fresh ingredients)

INGREDIENTS

Dry:

1tbsp. Dried minced onion
1tbsp. Dried minced garlic
2-3 Bay leaves
1/2tsp. Dried parsley 
1/2tsp. Dried rosemary
1/2tsp. Dried sage
1/2tsp. Dried thyme
1/4tsp. Celery seed
2 vegetable bouillon packets

2c. Kaslo Sourdough short noodles (Radiatori, Rotini, or Macaroni)
or 
2c. Kaslo Sourdough long noodles (Spaghetti or Linguini), broken into bite sized pieces 

Fresh:

Chopped carrot (1/2c.)
Chopped celery (1/2c.)
1tsp. Vegan butter
1tbsp. Water
6c. Water 

METHOD

Measure dry ingredients and layer into the bottom of each jar. Fill with Kaslo Sourdough pasta noodles of your choice. Seal tightly, and decorate as desired. Try multiple ribbons wrapped around the midsection of the jar, and tied into bows, or even stencil holiday patterns onto the jars with biodegradable paints.

After you’ve decorated your jars, add a handwritten or printed tag with the directions for making the soups:

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP IN A JAR
Makes 6 servings, 151cals. per serving
In a pan, sauté 1/2c. chopped celery, 1/2c. diced carrots, 1tsp. butter and 1tbsp. water until tender. Bring 6c. of water to a boil, add jar contents and vegetables, and simmer on medium-high heat until pasta is al dente (10-15 minutes). Add 1c. shredded cooked chicken, and heat through. Remove bay leaf, and serve!

And just like that, a fantastic and affordable gift from the heart.

Thank you for checking out this recipe tutorial today! Please give Kaslo and I a follow on IG if you liked this recipe, we have many more recipes to explore on the blog as well. Drop a comment if you think we should create more soup mixes in different flavours! If you’d like to order your pasta for the holidays online, here’s a delicious discount to help stretch your budget even further. Enjoy 10% off of your Kaslo orders using my exclusive code, JAMIEPASTA. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day, dear friends!

xo, Jamie

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