Hamburger Soup with Macaroni


This hamburger soup with macaroni feeds a crowd of people. Serve with Parmesan cheese, a salad, and warm crusty bread for a great meal. Make it ahead for even better flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
10 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 3 (14 ounce) cans beef broth

  • 3 (14 ounce) cans water

  • 6 medium carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 6 ribs celery with leaves, chopped

  • 6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni


  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Add diced tomatoes, beef broth, water, carrots, celery, parsley, bay leaf, salt, chili powder, and thyme. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Add macaroni and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 925mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 36mg 179%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 736mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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