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One-Pot Spinach Beef Soup

My idea of a winning weeknight meal is this beefy soup that simmers in one big pot. Grate some Parmesan and pass the crackers. —Julie Davis, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with green pepper, celery and onion, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in broth, tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until pasta is tender, 7-9 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach until wilted. Sprinkle servings with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 258 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • Richard
    Sep 6, 2020

    This soup is absolutely wonderful! I've made and served it twice already this SUMMER. Yes, 90 and 100 plus degree days outside and we've been eating soup for supper. It's that good! I did add sliced mushrooms and chopped onion to the second batch. I'm reviewing the recipe now, to see how I can adjust to freeze or can it for serving sizes to take to school for lunches.

  • dylan's mama
    Jul 23, 2020

    very bland. will not make again. ever. (i sincerely apologize to the chef--we all have different tastes preferences and this one was just not for our family. i'm sure you would probably dislike some foods i make too)

  • gremaux
    Jul 7, 2020


  • Sharon
    Mar 31, 2020

    Used ground turkey cooked with garlic and 1/2 chopped onion. Added a can of (drained/rinsed) pink beans with the pasta to make it a bit more filling. Yum!

  • cynandtom
    Dec 4, 2019

    Warm, hearty, simple, and delicious! Everything a comforting bowl of soup should be. A definite keeper!

  • Julie
    Nov 23, 2019

    Great! Used frozen spinach. Less pasta.

  • Googeegaga
    Oct 25, 2019

    Fantastic! I love the bowties in there.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Sep 16, 2019

    Very good soup! I reduced the amount of pasta to 2 cups and it was perfect for us.

  • agalleske
    Aug 27, 2019

    Everyone loved it and requested it again. I skipped the cheese because of allergies and used fresh basil and oregano because I had it on hand. I also used a medium red pepper, 4 celery stalks, and one onion and used a can of no salt diced tomatoes to get the same flavor of her diced tomatoes (and because I had this all on hand).. Then I used 4 cans broth and one can water with a heaping teaspoon of Beef Better than Bullion to equal approximately the two cartons of broth.

  • JGa2595176
    Jun 4, 2019

    We love a great soup recipe! This was a winner in our house. Sometimes we use the spicy Italian sausage instead of ground beef to give it more of a kick. Super dish.