Macaroni Vegetable Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
In Hebron, Indiana, Edna Hoffman created this colorful veggie soup with a hint of cayenne. A nice change of pace from heavy cream soups, this hearty yet healthy combination can be served as a side dish or light meal.


  • 1 medium zucchini, julienned
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 medium carrot, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the zucchini, onion and carrot in butter until tender. Add broth and tomato juice. Bring to a boil; stir in macaroni and cayenne. Cook for 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Stir in beans and corn; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 96 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.