Chili Macaroni Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


9 servings (about 2 quarts)

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Turn a boxed macaroni dinner into a thick zesty soup with this recipe from Flo Burtnett. The Gage, Oklahoma cook ladles out hearty helpings, which are chock-full of ground beef, tomatoes, corn, seasonings and more.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (7-1/2 ounces) chili macaroni dinner mix
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomatoes, contents of sauce mix from the dinner mix, chili powder, garlic salt and salt. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add macaroni from the dinner mix, corn and olives. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 145 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.