Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe
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Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe

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You'll love my quick version of classic beef macaroni soup. Loaded with veggies and pasta, it’s just as good as the original but without all the fuss. —Debra Baker, Greenville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 233 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch 1 vegetable 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, broth and pepper. Bring to a boil; add macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni and vegetables are tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Beef Macaroni Soup in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p27

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"This is a great recipe! I felt by the listing of ingredients, it would need "over seasoned." I added a lot more seasoning and I'm glad I did (more pepper, garlic salt and garlic powder). The photo also shows a lot more broth than what mine was left with, so I agree with some of the other reviewers and will add more broth next time (probably another cup would work well). All in all, a great dish to add to my rotation. Thank you for the addition to my recipe box!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"I agree with lindaaiello. But I'm giving this recipe 5 stars BECAUSE of the versatility. Obviously everyone has favorite flavors. As far as I'm concerned, you can take garlic and toss it out the window. My family didn't use it when I was little, I didn't use it when my kids were little. My grownup kids now use lots of garlic, hot peppers, other spicy spicy flavors. I still don't; i LIKE bland. They have learned to take some out for me BEFORE they light it in fire. So be kind in your OPINIONS. The basic recipe is great. Feel free to doctor it all you want. But thank the person for submitting it & giving you the opportunity to let your creativity shine. Happy New Year to all :)"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"I made this but I changed it up a bit, used tomato juice, extra can of broth, lots more seasoning, as this was a little bland, and I cooked the macaroni first, then added it."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"I have never had a recipe for this but my husband has made the same soup for years, and we LOVE it. The recipe was unwritten and handed down from his mother, and was called "Hamberger Soup." The only difference would be that he used fresh veges, although maybe none of us thought of using frozen. He also used some garlic powder and a few herbs - basil, oregano, or whatever he felt like adding that day. But the garlic was the key to making it GREAT! We served it with crackers and butter or garlic bread. I am basing the rating on this recipe with the inclusion of garlic. BTW, I don't believe we ever had leftovers."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"A good base recipe to start from but bland as baby food as written. The first time I made this I knew instinctively it would need 2 cans of beef broth, not one and I doubled the macaroni, added 2 cloves of pressed garlic, a sprig of fresh thyme, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, a bay leaf and yes it did need some salt even with 2 cans of beef broth. A good glug of red wine gave it that slow hours long simmered taste. This makes a good hearty satisfying 2 portions when we are having just soup for dinner on a cold night. We have a couple of large bowls for just that purpose."

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