Beef Macaroni Soup

How to make a simple Beef Macaroni Soup with beef stewing meat

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Sometimes you just don’t feel like a tomato based soup, am I right? Don’t get me wrong, I love my Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup. It’s just that the other day I was REALLY craving macaroni in my soup. Thus I whipped up some simple beef macaroni soup with a beef broth base instead.

white bowl with Beef Macaroni Soup in beef broth based on wood background

Beef Macaroni Soup.

Do you guys see the pattern with my recipes this winter? This has become my “thing” this year., soups with macaroni in them, or my Beefy Pasta Puttanesca Soup. They are filling, completely satisfying for that winter carb craving that seems to hit me all winter long and packed with protein and vegetables. It’s the perfect meal!

This time around I had an Instant Pot full of beef bone broth that I had whipped up, so I wanted to make a soup that was beef broth based instead of tomato based. Mike actually doesn’t like barley ( I don’t get it, I really don’t. Barley is the BOSS) so barley was out. Beef macaroni soup was in.

Top down shot of Beef Macaroni Soup in beef broth based on wood background

Now your soup isn’t going to look as greasy as mine does, unless you make some homemade beef bone broth. That is covered in my How to Make Crockpot Bone Broth post and it is definitely a healthier route to go instead of store bought broth (which I also use all the time in my kitchen, so don’t fret.) It also makes it super beefy tasting and all that “grease” is actually all the good stuff for you.

This is easily customizable to your liking and you can see that I don’t have celery in my soup.

I never have celery in my soup.

I hate celery in my soup.

Blech. Texture problem. For sure.

However, I love the flavour of celery so I use it in my bone broth, so this soup does have the flavour in there. You can chop up celery and use it to your liking!

Happy cooking all!



Beef Macaroni Soup

How to make a simple Beef Macaroni Soup with beef stewing meat
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Total Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat cubed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 8 cups strong beef broth or bone broth
  • 2 cups potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 cup celery optional
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste, depends on how salty your broth is!
  • 1 1/2 cups dry macaroni


  • In a large pan, brown the beef in oil then drain. Place in either a large stockpot or a crockpot.
  • Stir in the broth, potatoes, carrots, onion, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour in the stock pot OR cook on low for 6-8 hours in the crockpot.
  • Half an hour before serving, add in the macaroni and cook.
  • Serve!

Recipe Notes

This soup is excellent with a strong bone broth. If you desire, you can add in a large can of diced tomatoes, but I prefer a nice strong beef flavour to mine.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 506kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 51g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 2081mg, Potassium: 1510mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 8645IU, Vitamin C: 15.2mg, Calcium: 122mg, Iron: 7.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Mary says

    Am so happy to see this recipe using beef chunks instead of ground beef.
    I have it cooking in my stove top pressure cooker, first I used soup bones
    lots of meat on them and good marrow. then removed the meat and marrow
    and put it back in the pressure cooker along with beef bone broth, home canned
    tomatoes and corn, some onions, parsley, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, black
    pepper and will cook it 20 minutes at 15 pounds. then will add in elbow macaroni
    and enjoy it with a good slice of homemade apple pie. It smells so good. Thanks so

  2. Missy says

    I put ham broth base in it and beef onion soup mix

  3. Avery says

    THE BEST! I love how it uses bone broth – heath win!!!5 stars

5 from 4 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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