If you're a fan of Italian fare, you'll like this chunky combination from Nancy Rollag, Kewaskum, Wisconsin. 'I enjoy this satisfying soup, and it's easier to fix than lasagna,' she writes.

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15 mins
45 mins
1 hr
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook the beef, green peppers, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add pasta. Cook for 10-14 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with croutons if desired.



Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared with lean ground beef; calculated without croutons) equals 207 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 718 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 meat.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 12.7g; cholesterol 38.6mg; sodium 492.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

Rating: 3 stars
I used a can of whole cherry tomatoes where I mean't to use it for another recipe I was making simultaneously. Though I don't think that should have changed the taste. The soup tasted like Ragu sauce witch I can't stand. This was a pot I cooked for hubby, and he liked it. Probably won't make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I'm not a big soup fan but after looking at the ingredients decided to try it out. I cooked the meat with the onion, garlic (doubled the garlic), cayenne (we like our food spicy), salt, pepper & green pepper so that the meat wouldn’t be so bland. I also added a can of tomato sauce. I left out the croutons & also found adding some parmesan cheese to your individual bowl rounds off the flavor quite nicely. This is a soup that can be eaten with or w/o the noodles. My husband has told me I need to make this at least once a week and the kids love it too! Oh, since I make a double batch, I don't cook the noodles in the soup (don't care for soggy/over done noodles). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a delicious soup and very easy to make. I substituted bulk Italian sausage for the ground beef and it was terrific - will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I had to change the recipe a smidge because I only had one can of diced tomatoes. I used a can of tomato sauce in lieu of the other one. I also used one green and one red bell pepper. This was very tasty, and my husband and I really enjoyed it. The peppers add some sweetness, and this smells delicious while cooking. My kids didn't really care for it, but anything with tomatoes and bell peppers usually isn't popular with them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We LOVED this, I had to stretch it out some but It was fabulous!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a very tasty soup! I doubled the garlic (always do) and added a few dashes of cayenne pepper because we like things spicy. I'll be bringing this to work everyday for lunch! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy and tasted great! Brought it to a church Halloween party (where there were at least 20 other crockpots of soups etc) and mine was gone within minutes! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Ecellent! I did add a can of tomato sauce and cooked the pasta separate. A great soup after a New England Snow Storm. 6" today. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this several times. It's always a big hit. Even with the kiddos! Thanks! Read More