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One Pot Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Servings 8 servings

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This One Pot Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup is a classic! It’s a healthy, one pot meal made in 30 minutes or less and loaded with vegetables. Includes how to recipe video

beef and tomato macaroni soup overhead in large soup pot with wooden spoon stuck in

I had a totally different recipe planned for you today.

On the menu was a Tuscan flavoured soup with white beans and chicken, but all of a sudden on a chilly day I was overcome with a desire for Tomato Macaroni Soup.

I don’t know why, really. All I know is that it brings back memories of high school.

white bowl of tomato macaroni soup in front of red soup pot with fresh parsley

I liked high school. I was lucky to have some really great friends, was pretty good in my classes and had coaches who, for some reason, allowed me to pretend to play sports along with those friends.

I’ll admit, I’ve never been much of an athlete. I wanted to be good at sports, because my friends played sports, and it seemed like it made one really cool and popular.

I struggled through a year or two in every sport, and this soup brings me right back to the school canteen on tournament weekends.

close up image of tomato beef macaroni soup with spoon scooping soup in bowl

Eating at the canteen just wasn’t something I did on a regular basis in school. I always had a packed lunch with my mom’s famous buns and chocolate chip cookies — and I never had extra money to spend.

Tournament weekends were different though — and I got to indulge in my favourites: Tomato Macaroni Soup (yes, I’ve always been a soup lover!), chicken fingers, chocolate milk, Ruffles All Dressed chips. The dinner of champions!

You’re a soup lover, too? Try some of my other favorites –> Lightened Up Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup or Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew.

white bowl of tomato beef macaroni soup in front of red soup pot on grey background

Admittedly, my version of Tomato Macaroni Soup is a little like stoup, but if you find it too thick feel free to add more liquid to thin it out a bit!

What are your favorite childhood foods?? I would love to hear!

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One Pot Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

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This One Pot Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup is a classic! It’s a healthy, one pot meal made in 30 minutes or less and loaded with vegetables.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 8 servings
Calories 234kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth or use beef or vegetable
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 3/4 cups dry whole wheat macaroni pasta or other small pasta


  • In a large pot, cook ground beef and onion over medium high heat just until browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add carrots, celery, red pepper, garlic, salt, oregano and paprika and cook until vegetables are tender, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Add broth, crushed tomatoes and pasta and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook just until pasta is cooked, about 6-7 minutes. Serve.


*NOTE: Nutrition information is estimated and will depend on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4350IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Maha Khan says

    Wow This Is great recipe.I love Your Way of making Recipe.I am going to make this recipe for my family now.

  2. Phan Hang says

    I am going to try this soup soon and if i want to taste more spicy, is it possible to season chilli power?

  3. shaz says

    Looks totally amazing! Ive been doing one pot recipes for over a month now , I bought myself a large low cast iron dish and have never looked back! the recipes I find including ones ive made of yours are delish! the whole family love them. This one I have already printed out ready to make! You have totally changed my way of cooking , as well as washing up! I did how ever have a argument with my house mate over grating carrots ! I said can you grate them for me quickly please… to which he did , and the following week I had to grate them as he was out he come home to find me using the food processor ! lol , (To which I totally forgot I had) HONEST! He was not happy as I made him grate them by hand … I just forgot I had one! lol so he was slightly unimpressed ..hahahaha

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hahaha! The food processor is so awesome for grating veggies! It makes it so super quick. I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying what you’ve found here!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    It was HOT here yesterday, but now it’s back to chilly again (crazy arse weather), so this soup is totally screaming my name!! I mean, beef and tomato MACARONI soup?! Yeah, gimme dat! Looks amazing, as always, girlie! Pinned! Cheers! <3

  5. marcie says

    Your high school days sound fun, and aren’t food memories the best kind? This soup definitely looks like something I would crave on a regular basis, and we never had soup like this at our school canteen!

  6. Liz @ Floating Kitchen says

    Love the video, Ashley! This soups looks so cozy. It’s definitely still Winter over here, so I’m still loving all the soups. And I wasn’t much for sports either. I was definitely more of a nerd! Lol!

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    Now this is my kind of soup! I haven’t had a version like this in years, and now I’m totally intrigued! What a great way to bring back memories of high school, too. It’s cold here today, so I just want to dig into this deliciousness!

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