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Watch Us Make: Beef Macaroni Soup

Looking for a quick fix for dinner? This beef macaroni soup goes from stovetop to kitchen table in under 30 minutes.

By Nicole Doster, Digital Associate Editor

Watch Us Make: Beef Macaroni SoupMove over mac & cheese, our new favorite one-pot pasta dish is here to stay!


Dinner on a weeknight can be tough. With errands to run and kids to wrangle, not to mention the siren song of the takeout menu, it can feel heroic to put a home-cooked meal on the table. That is, unless you've got a surefire recipe like this beef macaroni soup.

The brainchild of home cook Debra Baker, this dinner combines ground beef, tomatoes, pasta and veggies in a single pot. You can use almost any vegetables, from the mixed bag stashed in the freezer to the handful of potatos and cauliflower leftover in the fridge. The simple ingredients make a satisfying meal in under 30 minutes. Plus, the one-pot cooking method majorly cuts down on dishes. Less stress and less mess? We'd take that any evening!

Interested in more easy meals? Check out our collection of 50 Easy Weeknight Dinners for tons of tasty inspiration.