Sun Dried Tomato and Penne Soup Mix in a Jar

Yield:
1 (1- quart) jar

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups penne pasta
  2. 1 cup sun dried tomatoes
  3. 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms (or other dried mushrooms)
  4. 1/4 cup onion flakes
  5. 1/4 cup parsley flakes
  6. Layer the following ingredients in a quart size jar:
  7. Bouquet Garni:
  8. 1 Tablespoon dried minced garlic
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried crushed thyme
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced basil
  11. 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  12. Cheesecloth
Directions:

Layer mix ingredients into a 1- quart jar in the order given. Close the jar. Prepare Bouquet Garni (see instructions below). Attach prepared Bouquet Garni and recipe card to neck of jar.

Bouquet Garni:
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.


Recipe Card:
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.

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

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