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My Mum's Spaghetti Soup

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 35 m servings 326
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 326 calories; 13.8 35.8 14.8 118 403 Full nutrition

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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 experien...

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.

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 fres...

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.