Rating: 4.85 stars
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta are simmered in a seasoned tomato broth. Serve with garlic cheese bread and a fresh tossed green salad.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, celery seed, parsley, thyme, basil, oregano, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf in a small bowl.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat olive oil and butter together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook and stir carrot, celery, and onion until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini, and Italian seasoning mixture; stir to combine.

  • Stir tomatoes and their juice, tomato sauce, three bean salad, green beans, and chicken stock into seasoned vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended, about 30 minutes. Stir in elbow macaroni before serving.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 41.9g; fat 23.7g; cholesterol 41.4mg; sodium 1524.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2012
This was dinner tonight. I made a couple small changes only because it's the day before Grocery Day and I wanted to use what I had on hand. Instead of celery seed (which I did not have) I used Beau Monde seasoning (not the all purpose Beau Monde the kind that is basically onion powder and celery salt) I used all chopped red pepper and Steam Fresh frozen whole green beans. Terrible name or not my whole family loved this soup.......even the picky youngest child. I have to admit I was sketchy about using jarred three bean salad but it totally works. Great flavors awesome combination of ingredients! I paired this with homemade Skillet Rolls and it was a very comforting and filling meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2017
We found this to be really tangy which I'm assuming is from the three bean salad. It just wasn't for us. Read More
(1)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2012
This was dinner tonight. I made a couple small changes only because it's the day before Grocery Day and I wanted to use what I had on hand. Instead of celery seed (which I did not have) I used Beau Monde seasoning (not the all purpose Beau Monde the kind that is basically onion powder and celery salt) I used all chopped red pepper and Steam Fresh frozen whole green beans. Terrible name or not my whole family loved this soup.......even the picky youngest child. I have to admit I was sketchy about using jarred three bean salad but it totally works. Great flavors awesome combination of ingredients! I paired this with homemade Skillet Rolls and it was a very comforting and filling meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2012
That is a terrible name for this soup. The soup is very good though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
I was apprehensive that this soup would be over-seasoned, but made exactly as written it was exceptional,,, one of the best soups I've ever tasted, period. Next time, I might add the zucchini a little later as it was a bit too soft for my liking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2016
I remaned this soup I've died and gone to heaven soup. It is that good. I will make two changes next time and that is 1 tbl of olive oil instead of 3 and 2 tbls of butter instead of 1/2 cup. I also used rotel mild diced tomatoes but will use regular diced next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2017
We found this to be really tangy which I'm assuming is from the three bean salad. It just wasn't for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2019
This is a fantastic recipe as is. The second time I made it I added about 20 appetizer size frozen meatballs, and it was even better-yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2018
Was feeding quite a few so doubled the recipe used vege & chicken stock and a can each of red kidney black cannelli and chick beans added fresh French beans & zucchini in the last 30mins served with grated Parmesan everyone loved it definitely be making it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
this soup is excellent! made it as described, except I forgot the green beans so added a frozen mix of corn, green beans and carrots. I also added a couple handfuls of spinach at the end for added nutrition. I will definitely make this again and again. Hit the spot perfectly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2018
I really like this soup. It yields a lot so it’s going to last us all week! I made a few changes: I did not add any bell peppers, I used potatoes and corn instead. I also added Parmesan cheese. I used dill weed instead of celery seed. Can’t wait to eat again for lunch tomorrow!! So yummy Read More
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