I got this recipe from a neighbor and my family really liked it. I have shared the recipe with many!

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot combine tomatoes, water, soup mix, onion, green bell pepper and zucchini. Season with oregano, garlic powder and salt. Bring to a boil.

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  • Using a saute pan brown ground beef and then add to stock pot. Add macaroni and cook until noodles and zucchini are tender, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

482.8 calories; 23.6 g protein; 34.8 g carbohydrates; 85.8 mg cholesterol; 681.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
This is a very good and filling soup even the way I made it: I needed to use my slow cooker so I had to reduce the tomatoes and zucchini a bit otherwise it wouldn't have all fitted in. I browned the meat/pepper/onion first and put it on top of the chopped veges in the s/c pot. I used beef stock instead of soup mix. I also omitted the pasta because (a) there was no room and (b) pasta doesn't really work in a slow cooker soup unless you add it near the end. It was scrumptious and I will definitely make it again probably reducing the amount so I can use the right proportion of ingredients. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2006
I liked this recipe; however my husband wasn't as impressed. I made it in the crock pot which caused the pre-cooked noodles to really disintegrate ( I hadn't cooked them all the way but they still couldn't stand up to long-term cooking). Wasn't sure if 2 cups of pasta was 2 COOKED cups or two uncooked??? Read More
(4)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
This is a very good and filling soup even the way I made it: I needed to use my slow cooker so I had to reduce the tomatoes and zucchini a bit otherwise it wouldn't have all fitted in. I browned the meat/pepper/onion first and put it on top of the chopped veges in the s/c pot. I used beef stock instead of soup mix. I also omitted the pasta because (a) there was no room and (b) pasta doesn't really work in a slow cooker soup unless you add it near the end. It was scrumptious and I will definitely make it again probably reducing the amount so I can use the right proportion of ingredients. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2004
Excellent "dinner" soup... thick and stew-like. I used diced canned tomatoes since we're beyond fresh tomato season and yellow and zucchini squash for eye appeal. I also like to use several different types of pasta... again for interest. Easy to make and I only used 1 pound of LEAN ground beef. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
WOW!!! What a delicious filling soup. I made this for my family a year ago and it has become a regular. I freeze my garden tomatoes and zucchini in the Fall when I have an abundance and enjoy their fresh taste all Winter long with this recipe. We add two cans of tomatoe sauce to make the broth creamier and a can a sliced mushrooms. When we serve the soup we sprinkle grated cheese over the top and have homemade bread. I have also made this soup using shredded leftover roast beef instead of hamburger. I would highly recommend this soup to anyyone!! So simple and so good. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2006
Absolutely fantastic. It was easy and very tasty indeed. I didn't have beef and onion soup available to me however and just used beef soup with some extra onions. A real find thankyou. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2008
my 8 year old daughter said i should give this "as many stars as you can!" she loved it so much she wants it for lunch tomorrow too. also i put a little bit in my food grinder and fed it to my 12 month old who loved it as well. i had to make some substitutions according to what i had on hand: i used a large can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh (i only did 1/3 of the recipe); i used a couple teaspoons of beef bouillon instead of the soup mix (i think the soup mix would make it too salty anyway); i used one zucchini and one yellow squash; i used minced garlic instead of powder; i used frozen chopped green peppers. we topped it with a little shredded cheddar. it turned out delish and it was quick and easy to make. a keeper for me! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2006
I liked this recipe; however my husband wasn't as impressed. I made it in the crock pot which caused the pre-cooked noodles to really disintegrate ( I hadn't cooked them all the way but they still couldn't stand up to long-term cooking). Wasn't sure if 2 cups of pasta was 2 COOKED cups or two uncooked??? Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
This was an excellent seasonal soup. I loved how easy it was to make and was surprised at how quickly everything cooked. I used ground turkey instead of beef to keep it light and healthy (however the soup was very fulfilling) and maybe added just a tad more of the seasonings and herbs just because I love them. But overall I pretty much kept the recipe the same (except for the meat substitution) and my boyfriend and I were very pleased. Oh and I didn't take one other person's suggestion and added freshly grated parmesan cheese on top after dishing each bowl.....because that's yummy too. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2005
Almost doubled the onion (had homegrown sweet) used 1/2 commercial canned no-salt added tomatoes and 1/2 homemade tomato sauce from the freezer added a bit of extra oregano and a LOT more garlic (several minced cloves of fresh plus almost all of the powder). Never added any salt and it did not need any. Added some fresh sliced mushrooms close to the end of the cooking time and they went well in this. I used cavatappi for the pasta and it took too long to cook. By the time it was soft the zucchini was almost overdone. Next time I would add the pasta a bit before the zucchini even if I use elbow macs. Sprinkled on Parmesan just before serving. Very yummy. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2011
Pleasant surprise. Not much of a tomato/zucchini fan not sure what prompted me to make this. But I did and it was a pleasant surprise! I was afraid of it being too tomato-y tasting but it's not so! Not sure 4 c. of water is enough- there wasn't much liquid during and after cooking. I couldn't tell when the soup started to boil because there was just so much vegetable in the pot. This is a REALLY HEARTY STEW. I only added 1 lb of g. turkey 3 lbs of macaroni. The dang soup wouldn't boil even after quite some time on high so I just threw in the cooked turkey and macaroni and simmered and stirred till the noodles were cooked and onions softened.. Read More
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