Friendship Soup Mix is an easy homemade gift that will be appreciated by the recipient.  Friends will love this delicious soup that will make an easy meal.

friendship soup mix in a jar with red labels and green ribbon

To make friendship soup you will need:

  • 1 1/2 pint jar
  • 1/2 cup dry split peas
  • 1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Beefy Onion Flavor Soup and Dip Mix
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 – 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked (to fill the jar)
  • 2 bay leaves

In a 1 1/2 pint jar, layer the split peas, soup mix, spices, barley, lentils, rice, and bay leaves. Seal tightly. Attach a tag to the jar that says:

friendship soup mix in jar back label


Additional ingredients:
1 pound ground beef or sausage,
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes (undrained),
1 6 ounce can tomato paste, and 3 quarts water. 
In a large pot over medium heat, brown beef; drain fat. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, and soup mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer for about 60 minutes or until the peas, lentils, and barley are tender. Add additional water if needed for desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Friendship Soup mix in a jar

Labels can easily be made on your computer and printed on a solid sheet of sticker paper.  If you like you may download these labels and instructions for $2.oo. You will receive a page of 6 printable front labels, a page of 6 printable back labels and instructions.

Friendship Soup Mix Labels and Recipe $2.99


The individual labels can be purchased for $2.99 or all nine gift labels and recipes plus four BONUS tags and labels for only $9.95. Labels include Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix, Friendship Soup Mix, Homemade Dog Biscuits, Bath Bombs, Sugar Scrub, Pancake Mix, Hot Chocolate Mix, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, and Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate.


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  1. I was interested in purchasing “wrap up a homemade holiday” and at the friendship soup page, it says it is $7.95 and there is a link. When I click the link, it goes to paypal and says it is $19.95. Am I doing something wrong? I tried to look for the pack in your shop and did not see it.

  2. Hi Jo, If you are looking at the picture it is misleading. I have omitted the pasta from the final recipe for ease. The tags and recipe have been updated, please ignore the picture of the back label.

  3. Are you considering the rice as the pasta? I have never considered
    rice to be a pasta before. If so, your recipe makes some sense. If not
    I am a bit confused. Please set me straight.
    I am speaking of the Friendship Soup Mix
    Thank You.
    Jo Burns

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