My Mom's Old Fashioned Macaroni Soup

Robyn Bruce


My mom is now 91 years old. She grew up during the depression era and she was one of 12 children. Obviously, they had to invent ways to feed a huge family on a shoe string budget. Her mom would make a great big pot of this soup to fill all those hungry little bellies. It's great tasting and makes a good sized pot. I raised my son making this soup and he loves it to this day. I also like to use it to carry lunches to work.


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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    1 lb. can of whole tomatoes, chopped (don't drain, you'll need the juice)
  • 1
    15 or 16 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 qt
  • 3-4
    beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1-1/2 c
    dry macaroni

How to Make My Mom's Old Fashioned Macaroni Soup


  1. In dutch oven, brown hamburger and onions. When done, spoon off drippings and discard.

    Add tomatoes and juice, tomato sauce, water, bouillon cubes and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer. Simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

    When done, add macaroni and cook over medium heat 20 additional minutes or until macaroni is done.

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About My Mom's Old Fashioned Macaroni Soup

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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