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February 11, 2015 For the Table, Giveaways, Mason Jar Meals, Recipes

Cuppa Noodle Soup Mason Jar Meal

Mason Jar Meals are the perfect solution to lunch-packing boredom. They offer quick healthy meals for lunch, on the go, or a busy weeknight. You can prep a bunch of meals at once and your fridge will be stocked with delicious meals all week long.Meals in Jars

Robin Joss, owner of Big Red Kitchen introduced us to Mason Jar Meals a few years ago. Robin’s blog contains hundreds of family-friendly Mason Jar Meal ideas & recipes

There are a lot of reasons we love Mason Jar Meals, but these top the list:

  • Lunch packing is suddenly a pleasant experience!
  • Mason jars are dishwasher safe, reusable, and they make your food look yummy!
  • Portion control is easy to manage.
  • No more mismatched plastic containers that overtake your kitchen cabinet.
  • Food waste is reduced when you can see exactly what’s in your fridge.

Want to learn more? You’ll find everything you need to know about Mason Jar Meals here.

A big thanks to Robin for sharing some really great recipes at the PA Farm Show. We are featuring the two Cuppa Noodle Soup recipes below, and Robin is sharing the recipe for a Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad over on her blog. You will also have a chance to win your own Mason Jar Meal Kit at the end of the post. The giveaway is over, but you can make your own Mason Jar Meal Kit see what’s included below.CuppaNoodlewithText

Chicken Cuppa Noodles – from Robin Joss, Big Red Kitchen

For each 1 pint/.5 liter jar you will need:
2 sheets of ramen noodles, each the size of a deck of cards. Do not break them up
1/3 cup roasted chicken, diced. Tip: 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs will fill 6 jars. Or to save time, use a rotisserie chicken.
1/3 cup mixed frozen vegetables – carrots, green beans, peas, and corn
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/4 tsp. dried parsley flakes or 2 tsp. fresh
1/8  tsp. black pepper

Layer the ingredients in pint jars in the order above. Screw the lids on and store in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 1 month. When you are ready to eat the soup, fill the jar with cold water to the base of the neck of the jar. Microwave on high heat for 2.5 minutes. Cover and let rest 2 minutes. Stir and eat. Caution, these are hot! TIP: Slip the jar into a cozy to protect your hands from the hot jar.

Asian Cuppa Noodles from Robin Joss, Big Red Kitchen

For each 1 pint/.5 liter jar you will need:
Angel hair rice noodles the size of 2 decks of cards. Using a pair of scissors is the easiest way to cut the noodles the right size.
1/3 cup-roasted chicken, diced. Tip: 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs will fill 6 jars. Or to save time, use a rotisserie chicken.
1 tbsp. sliced green onions – greens only
2 tsp. soy sauce
1/8 tsp. toasted sesame oil – always store in fridge
1/4 tsp. ginger powder, or 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. sriracha
*salt to taste

Layer the ingredients in pint jars in the order above. Screw the lids on and store in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 1 month. When you are ready to make, fill the jar with cold water to the base of the neck of the jar. Microwave on high heat for 2.5 minutes. Cover and let rest 2 minutes. Stir and eat. Caution, these are hot! TIP: Slip the jar into a cozy to protect your hands from the hot jar.

If you like a little crunch with your soup, use a BNTO to pack some crackers inside the jar. The BNTO sits right inside the jar keeping your crackers nice and crispy. Before you add water to the soup, just remove the BNTO.

Remember to use glass safely:
Do not pour boiling water in a cold or frozen jar.
Do not freeze with water in jars.

Head over to Big Red Kitchen to get a recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad, and you’ll find so many other great Mason Jar Meal recipes to try, and check out our Pinterest Board – Mason Jars on-the-go.Salad in Jars Robin BRK

The GiveawayBNTO Giveaway1

The giveaway is over – but here’s what one lucky winner won.

A Mason Jar Meal Kit – filled with all the Mason jar essentials needed to make the Cuppa Noodle Soup recipes and the Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad.

Mason Jar Meal Kit includes:

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133 Comments
  1. Mary Posted February 11, 2015 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Love food in jars and these variations look so good!!

  2. Barbara G. Posted February 11, 2015 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    I’ll make all both of the cup-of-noodle soups!

  3. Jeff Posted February 11, 2015 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Asian Cuppa Noodles

  4. Nikki Carriere Posted February 11, 2015 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    I love storing things in my empty canning jars (mixes, paperclips, nails, etc.) and making salads in them and baking mini pies in them to take to work. This would be so wonderful! Have never seen the BNTOs before – how absolutely wonderful!

  5. Karen Posted February 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I think I’d like the Asian noodles. We love the combo of soy sauce and sesame oil (actually combined with rice vinegar, too) so this sounds like something my family would enjoy.

  6. Cyndi Posted February 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Going to have to try that Asian noodles recipe! Sounds delicious

  7. Angela Posted February 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Love the BNTO’s!

  8. Emily Manning Posted February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Chicken noodle!

  9. Wendy C Posted February 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I have enjoyed BRK’s mason jar recipes for a while 🙂 They are awesome! I will probably start making these cuppas in place of regular ramen packs. Thanks for the recipes.

  10. Lori raley Posted February 11, 2015 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Loved seeing Fillmore at the Pa farm show, and even better was getting a new cookbook. I can’t wait to try the recipes!

  11. Leslie Posted February 12, 2015 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Definitely the chicken cuppa noodle. My daughter loves noodles and would love this recipe!

  12. Aimee B Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    I am always taking things to work in my jars and everyone calls me the jar lady!

  13. Dan Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I can think of a lot of uses for these jars!

  14. Nikki Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I absolutely love the quality of the bento- I have to admit that besides storing my tuna salad in one and salad on the bottom. I have used these for crafting as well. I take my projects along with me all contained in this set up. Brads in the top and material strips in the bottom. Nothing spills and it stands upright- and easy to pack up and go. Thanks for the great recipes!!!!!

  15. Jeffrey Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Many of the recipes look awesome, so many to choose from and so many courses. I would go with the Chicken Cordon Bleu and finish the night of with Peanut Butter Pies!

  16. crystal byron Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I love that the jars are ego friendly and perfect for lunches! The Asian noodles recipe looks awesome.

  17. Barb Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I’ll try the Asian noodles first since I always have those ingredients on hand.

  18. Shelby Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    I’d like to try both!

  19. Becky Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    The Asian one sounds good!

  20. Andrea Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I want to try the Asian noodles,

  21. Kim Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    These jars look like so much fun to pack! The recipe for the sweet potato chickpea salad sounds so tasty!

  22. John Foley Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Yum, What a great way to pack and go.

  23. Ruth Peck Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I think that the Asian soup sounds good. I like the salad ideas, too

  24. Disa Gander Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    The mason jar meal kit looks so cool.

  25. Holly C Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Both recipes sound delicious, but with all this snow, the soup might come first! 🙂

  26. Kelly Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    definitely the sweet potato and chickpea salad!

  27. Barbara DG Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I’ll do the chicken noodle, and I’ll add some dehydrated onion, garlic, and dehydrated veggies, and make myself and my Hubby a quilted cozy, because I LOVE this whole idea so much!

  28. Tammy Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Love these jars. I believe canning has become a heathy addiction. Love it!

  29. Rita Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Love layered salads in jars! Easy meal prep for lunches for the week.

  30. Caroline Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I would like to make some salad in jars for taking to work for lunch

  31. megan Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Sweet potato chick pea salad!

  32. Kayla Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    The fresh fruit one looks delicious !

  33. Kim Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I’ll try Chicken Cuppa Noodles.

  34. Paula Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Asian Cuppa Noodles looks good

  35. Jessie Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Any noodle soup!

  36. Christopher Sorel Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    salad in a jar

  37. Christa Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    What a great idea! I would love to try the cuppa soup recipe and maybe a dessert. Love the jars!

  38. Melissa Sams Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Chicken cuppa noodles! Yum!

  39. caroline Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I would love to make some yummy salads for work lunches.

  40. JoAnne R. Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Would be great to try these out.

  41. Krista c Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    salads for my kids lunches

  42. Andrea L Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    love all sizes

  43. Leslie Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Chicken noodle soup sounds like a recipe we could use at our house with all the cold weather and flu that had been going around.

  44. Michelle Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    I really want to try the Asian cuppa soup recipe!

  45. Keri Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    I would love to try the salads!

  46. Tamara Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Love meals in jars!

  47. Marti C Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    The cuppa noodle soup

  48. Flip M Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    A salad sounds perfect to make in the jars!

  49. Kim Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Love these! Great for making ahead quick meals to grab and go

  50. NORA Posted February 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    This is so smart, I will totally make these in the future!

  51. Sue M Posted February 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Asian cuppa noodles sounds wonderful! Love the jars!

  52. Sandi Allen Posted February 12, 2015 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    The chicken noodle soup.

  53. Accacia Posted February 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I want to try some noodles in a mason jar.

  54. Cheryl Posted February 12, 2015 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I am going to try the Asian Cuppa Noodles but going to look for more recipes!

  55. Jenni T Posted February 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Chicken Cuppa Noodles!

  56. Barbara DG Posted February 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I do prepare meals in jars, and even baked desserts in jars. We’re especially fond of my sugar free pies in half-pints! To look further down the weather-laden road here in Florida, we have to have supplies for hurricane season, and I now have a few, but will soon have many more, dehydrated meals in jars to use in an emergency. They also make excellent fare for those days when we’ve had to be gone all day but don’t want to eat out. Even if the power goes out, I have a little alcohol-burning camp stove that I can heat water on and give us a hot, comforting meal. I dehydrate food year ’round, and it is easy to pack several vegetables into some Ramen packets or my own dry chicken noodle soup. I am thinking about offering a short course to my fellow retirement community residents in this method of feeding oneself and others who need a little help from time to time. To some it is convenience food; to those in need, it is life-saving nutrition in an easy-to-prepare container.

  57. anitra Posted February 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad!

  58. deb Posted February 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I want to try the Asian Sesame recipe

  59. Nancy A. Posted February 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I would try the Chicken Cuppa Noodles. They all sound fantastic and I love those jars!!

  60. Rebecca Haris Posted February 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I would make a gluten free version of the Asian Noodle Soup!

  61. Kristin Cooley Fish Posted February 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I would try Asian Cuppa Noodles.

  62. Becky Posted February 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    My husband will love these ideas for his workday lunches. Thanks!

  63. Becky Posted February 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Chicken Cuppa Noodles sounds so yummy – especially for cold winter days!

  64. Jihyei Posted February 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I would love to try the cuppa noodles.

  65. KarenV Posted February 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Soup and salad, please!

  66. Sandy Posted February 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Definitely I would try a salad in a jar. I love the idea for work lunches.

  67. Teruska Posted February 12, 2015 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Asian noodles
    Kale salad
    Crudite and dip

  68. Kathy Przywara Posted February 12, 2015 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Cuppa Noodles sounds awesome!

  69. Marcia P Posted February 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Chicken Cuppa Noodle sounds good to me

  70. karen gadberry Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    these are very interesting. never seen anything like them.

  71. Tamara Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    The sweet potato one!!

  72. Aimee Posted February 12, 2015 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Asian noodles

  73. Darren Stokes Posted February 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Salad in a jar.

  74. April Hamelink Posted February 12, 2015 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    The Asain Cuppa Noodles look yummy! Can’t wait to try them

  75. Courtney Posted February 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Asain noodles!

  76. Andrea D Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm… which recipe to try first… since I don’t actually like soup, I’d probably pack some sort of salad or put yogurt in the jar and granola in the BNTO to add at meal time. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  77. Barbara Dougherty Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    I would like to try the cuppa noodles. Sounds great. 🙂

  78. Barbara K Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to try the Sweet Potato and Chick Pea Salad! YUM!!!

  79. Lisa M Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I am excited to try the chicken cuppa noodles and the Asian cuppa noodles! They sound delicious and much healthier than normal cup noodles.

  80. Janice Sivulich Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    The cuppa noodle soup! 🙂

  81. Sandy Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Cuppa Soup would be great!

  82. jeanine Posted February 13, 2015 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    One of my favorite things in the world are mason jars….pair that with some hot chicken soup on a cold winters night…..priceless!!!

  83. Naomi Miller Posted February 13, 2015 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Definitely gonna try the Asian cuppa. Looks Tasty

  84. peggy pulles Posted February 13, 2015 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Love the new cups!

  85. Amy Posted February 13, 2015 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    I want to try all the recipes. I love lunch from a jar.

  86. Janet Mack Posted February 13, 2015 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Sweet potato and chickpea salad. YUM !

  87. Jennifer Posted February 13, 2015 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Great Giveaway!

  88. GinaG Posted February 13, 2015 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Asian noodle soup! I have some roasted chicken in the fridge leftover from last night’s dinner and now I know what to do with it! Hooray!

  89. Shanell Posted February 13, 2015 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I would make the Asian noodle soup

  90. Bronwen Posted February 13, 2015 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    the sweet potato and chickpea salad looks amazing!

  91. Jennifer Posted February 13, 2015 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    The Asian Cuppa Noodle sounds yummy. I am wondering how I can do this without a microwave, since I no longer use them.

  92. Alizabeth D. Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    I have so many jars! I’m always looking for new ways to use them. ThE soup recipes are a great idea.

  93. Jenn H Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    chicken cuppa noodles sounds perfect on these cold days!

  94. Lascivious Jane Posted February 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    This is brilliant!

  95. Penny Posted February 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Would love to try them all!!

  96. RobinP Posted February 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I love the salad and the soup but I think I will start with the salad for my husbands work lunches!

  97. trish Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    YUM! they all look great! great lunch ideas!

  98. melissa Posted February 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I love using mason jars for everything!
    I am going to try the asian noodle recipe

  99. Stasi Posted February 13, 2015 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    the sweet potato and chickpea salad looks reallly good to me 🙂

  100. Therese McDonald Posted February 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    i am going to try them all!!!

  101. Rebecca Posted February 14, 2015 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas looks like something I would love!

  102. Geri Posted February 14, 2015 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Shepherd’s Pie sounds delicious!

  103. Angela Posted February 14, 2015 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I would love these!

  104. Danielle Posted February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Chickpeas!

  105. Dara Malone Posted February 14, 2015 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I just discovered your website today! I can’t wait to try some of these ideas!

  106. Rebekah Hall Posted February 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    The sweet potato chick pea salad looks soo yummy! I can’t wait to try it!

  107. Wendi S Posted February 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I will try all of them. I love different chicken noodle soups and chick peas. First I will try the Asian Cuppa Noodles.

  108. Karen Posted February 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try the Asian Cuppa!

  109. AbbyK Posted February 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    The cuppa noodles looks amazing.

  110. Jeanne Duvall Posted February 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Chicken Cuppa Soup sounds delicious.

  111. Tammy Posted February 14, 2015 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Lovely jars. I think I’m addicted.

  112. Shala Kerrigan Posted February 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I’d absolutely love to make noodle jars for my husband and kids. I’d add stuff like carrots and water chestnuts though, and maybe baked crunchy lotus roots in the BNTO.

  113. Peggy P Posted February 15, 2015 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Asian Cuppa Noodles!

  114. Pamela Holcomb Posted February 15, 2015 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    The Sweet Potato and Chick Pea Salad sounds terrific. Love sweet potatoes AND chick peas … win, win!!

  115. Pamela Holcomb Posted February 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    The Sweet Potato and Roasted Chick Pea Salad sounds terrific. Love sweet potatoes and chick peas … win win!!

  116. shana Posted February 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Chicken Cuppa Noodles

  117. Janice DeC Posted February 16, 2015 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    I want to try the roasted sweet potato and chickpea salad; they’re two of my favorites.

  118. geri Posted February 16, 2015 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I am new to the mason jar craze. I will definitely try some of these ideas.

  119. sara slawson Posted February 18, 2015 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Chicken noodle is my favorite!

  120. Chris Ewer Posted February 18, 2015 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    I would try the cup a noodle soup, it sounds so Yummy!

  121. Gina Fix Posted February 18, 2015 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    The Asian cuppa soup sounds delicious.

  122. kristy c Posted February 18, 2015 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Cant wait to try the soup. I dodnt know you stocked the inserts! Thank you!

  123. Michelle M Posted February 18, 2015 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    I’ll try both, but the Asian Noodles first.

  124. Christina Posted February 18, 2015 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    That Asian cuppa noodles looks pretty good. Definitely trying that one!

  125. Valinda Posted February 18, 2015 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    These jars sound very interesting. I would begin with chicken noodle soup.

  126. Katy M. Posted February 18, 2015 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I would like to try the soup recipes. I’ve been canning for years and never thought about meals in a jar! That’s a big DUH! lol

  127. Denise M. Posted February 18, 2015 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    I pack my husband’s lunch every day. These containers open up so many options! ALL the recipes will be tried, trust me! My husband would appreciate the variety, but I think he would especially liek the roasted sweet potato and chickpea salad.