1 tablespoon dried minced onion
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2 chicken bouillon cubes, unwrapped
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1-1/2 cup uncooked medium shells pasta
Layer all ingredients in a large cone-shaped bag, Jar, or Vacuum
Seal bag; seal & attach a tag with directions. If desired, Decorate
Jar/Cone/Bag for what-ever occasion it was created for.
Italian-Style Bean Soup
Makes 8 to 10 servings
1 pkg Italian-Style Bean Soup Mix
5 to 6 cups water
1 cup pasta sauce
8 ounces baby spinach leaves (optional)
Salt and pepper
1. Remove pasta, cheese and seasoning packets from jar; set aside.
2. Place beans in large bowl; cover with water. Soak 6 to 8 hours or overnight. (To quick soak beans, place beans in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let soak, covered, 1 hour.) Drain beans; discard water.
3. Combine soaked beans, water, pasta sauce and contents of seasoning packet in Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
2. Add shells and spinach, if desired, to Dutch oven. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Season to taste.
Add 8 slices crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled or 1 package (15-ounces) frozen
precooked Italian style meatballs (not in sauce).
Original Author Unknown, Recipe Shared on Budget101 Discussion List.