A gorgeous, Italian style heart warming soup made with tomatoes, potatoes, spaghetti and the special secret ingredient....marrow from a marrow bone. Both myself and my brother have been brought up with this delicious soup, and I have made it ever since. Marrow bones are available from your butcher very cheaply, sometimes even for free. If the bone is very large, ask your butcher to cut it in half for you, so it will fit into the pot comfortably. You can use a can of cannellini beans if you prefer. Serve this soup with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Place the marrow bone, tomato puree, onion, garlic, and bay leaves into a large pot. Pour in the water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, stir in the potatoes, diced tomatoes, parsley, oregano, and rosemary. Cook, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are just tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, baked beans, and spaghetti. Return to a simmer, and cook until the spaghetti is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; 14.8 g protein; 35.8 g carbohydrates; 118.3 mg cholesterol; 403.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2009
Very good tasty soup. My picky kids wouldn't eat it because of the tomato chunks and beans (they just had plain spaghetti - easy enough!) but my husband and I liked it. I had no prior experience with beef marrow bone and was a little skeptical but it worked out well and added a nice flavor. The recipe doesn't say to remove the bone before serving the soup (or the bay leaves for that matter) but I did - personal preference. I also used dry herbs instead of fresh - might try fresh if I make this again. Overall a nice satisfying soup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2016
I made exactly as described except that I was out of Worcestershire sauce so I used Liquid Aminos instead. I thought it was"ok." Adding baked beans to it gave it an interesting flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2009
Very good tasty soup. My picky kids wouldn't eat it because of the tomato chunks and beans (they just had plain spaghetti - easy enough!) but my husband and I liked it. I had no prior experience with beef marrow bone and was a little skeptical but it worked out well and added a nice flavor. The recipe doesn't say to remove the bone before serving the soup (or the bay leaves for that matter) but I did - personal preference. I also used dry herbs instead of fresh - might try fresh if I make this again. Overall a nice satisfying soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2011
My family & friends loved this soup. Made it the day before and the beans & tomato had mixed in to thicken & flavour on the day we ate it. A very hearty rich delicious soup. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2014
added fresh mushrooms. Used entire small can of tomato paste and little more water. Large tbsp of condense beef bouillon. Used black beans intead of baked. Used one can diced tomatoes and 4 fresh romas. Added sriracha little gator sauce cayenne white pepper doubled worchestershire. Doubled pasta and used wheat spaghetti. This was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2016
I made exactly as described except that I was out of Worcestershire sauce so I used Liquid Aminos instead. I thought it was"ok." Adding baked beans to it gave it an interesting flavor. Read More