I have tried many of Bear Creek soup mixes at home. I like the Tortilla Soup mix and use it on backpacking trips. I add some cheese (cheddar cheese stick), lime powder, and tortilla chips. I am able to make it in a freezer bag by stirring in boiling water and letting it rehydrate for 10 minutes, then I add the rest of the items.

The soups with noodles do best if you let them simmer for 20 minutes to get the noodles soft.