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Hearty lentil soup mix

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1/2 hours

Hearty lentil soup mix

3/4 cup uncooked fusilli macaroni (small twist macaroni)
3/4 cup dried shiitake mushrooms, chopped or crumbled (approximately 1/2 ounce)
1/2 cup dry lentils
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
(not refrigerated Parmesan cheese)

2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons sodium-free chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano

Layer ingredients in a pint jar, beginning with macaroni and ending with oregano. You may use a funnel with a 2-inch neck (like a canning funnel) to fill the jar more easily. Press down ingredients after each addition (all ingredients will fit). Seal jar lid tightly.

Yield: 1 pint jar of mix

Instructions to write on gift tag:
Hearty Lentil Soup

1 pint jar of Hearty Lentil Soup Mix
10 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine contents of jar with water in a large pan.
Stir to mix well. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until lentils are tender; stir occasionally. Before serving, stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. If desired, simmer longer for thicker soup, or thin soup with water (particularly refrigerated leftovers).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 137
  Carbohydrate: 25 g
  Protein: 7 g
  Fat: 1 g
  Saturated fat: 1 g
  Sodium: 294 mg
  Fiber: 4 g
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch
Carbohydrate choices: 2




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