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Making Hamburger Soup With Macaroni turns your normal hamburger soup into a full meal deal! While I love a good basic hamburger soup, I have found that the kids love it with macaroni even more – is anyone surprised? Not me! If I put elbow macaroni into anything (almost) the kids are guaranteed to love it! 

Hamburger Soup With Macaroni
Hamburger Soup With Macaroni

Classic Hamburger Soup with Elbow Macaroni

This is how my Grandma used to make hamburger soup, with macaroni, and I am sure that I can guess why. Hamburger soup with macaroni is cheap, cheerful and filling – and when you have three grand kids that are starving from playing outside on the farm all morning they are going to need a lunch that will fill them up.

What kind of beef do you use in Hamburger soup?

You want to use lean ground beef, but if you have to use regular ground beef you can simply drain the grease a little better since it’s more fatty than lean. Hamburger soup with macaroni is pretty customizable when it comes to the meat, whatever type of ground beef you have in your freezer will do just fine!

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 What do I need to make Hamburger Soup With Macaroni?

While you can definitely spruce up hamburger soup, it’s really a basic soup with few ingredients, which is why it’s such a hit with home cooks everywhere. Here’s just the basics that you need to make a plain hamburger soup with macaroni:

  1. Ground beef
  2. Onions and garlic
  3. Diced tomatoes
  4. Beef broth
  5. Elbow Macaroni
  6. Thyme ( while you can make it without it, I love the flavour too much to not include it on this list!)

That really is it! I’m not even putting pepper on that list! So don’t feel discouraged if you are missing some of the extra ingredients, you can still make a delicious soup. The extras that make hamburger soup just that teeeeny bit better:

  1. Condensed tomato soup ( this really makes it richer and tastes like what Grandma used to make!)
  2. Dash of sugar – this cuts the acidity of the tomatoes but some people don’t like added sugar
  3. Ketchup if you don’t have the condensed tomato soup – it will add richness as well
  4. Bay leaves – bay leaves actually help to boost the savory flavour

Recipe Tips and Tricks

For some other great soup recipes try my:

  1. Split Pea Hamburger Soup
  2. Italian Turkey Macaroni Soup
  3. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
  4. Simple & Delicious Crockpot Beef Stew
  5. Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup

Happy cooking!

Love,

Karlynn

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Hamburger Soup with Macaroni

This hamburger soup with Macaroni takes the classic macaroni soup and makes it into a full meal by adding elbow macaroni! The whole family is going to love this soup! 

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Course
Soup
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Calories
261
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 10.75 oz can condensed tomato soup
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 1 tsp white sugar if your tomatoes are too acidic
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni cooked

Instructions

  1. Fry the ground beef and onions together in the bottom of a large soup pot until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and fry until brown. Drain the fat and return the pot to the stove.

  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato soup, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, frozen vegetables and pepper.
  3. Simmer the soup on low heat until the meat has softened and the vegetables are cooked, around 40 minutes. 

  4. Remove the bay leaves. Stir in the cooked macaroni and let it warm up. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Recipe Notes

I pre-cook my macaroni so that it doesn't add starch to the soup, which some pasta's can do. If you want to cook it in the soup you can!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 261kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 828mg, Potassium: 918mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 51.9%, Vitamin C: 25.3%, Calcium: 7.3%, Iron: 23.7%

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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    • Karlynn Johnston says

      You can! Just add in the pasta at the end.

  1. Helen Price says

    I am a soup lover from way back and you have some great soup recipes….but in my browsing through your recipes, I came across your Hamburger Soup with Macaroni and your Instant Pot Macaroni and they are exactly the same with the exception you have to cook it longer in the Instant Pot than the Stove Top…..is it possible there is a typo on the Instant Pot Recipe????

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      You can simmer this longer to break down the hamburger, which is the best way to make this soup. The pressure cooker turns the meat into a really velvety meat in 45 minutes, but no one wants to simmer a soup on the stove for three hours to get the same texture. So I use the average soup time on this one and then if you have a pressure cooker you can really get the velvety meat texture with it.

  2. Darlene says

    I am making my second batch of hamburger macaroni soup. My husband and I loved it the first time I made it. No need to tweak any ingredients for us. Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. Ron Hollis says

    Just made a big ol pot of your Hamburger soup because today just seemed like one of those days for it, you know, low 50s, overcast. Anyway, just wanted to say what a great, quick, filling recipe this was. Thanks so much

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