Hamburger Macaroni Soup is a hearty soup that will fill you up, plus it’s quick and easy. This one pot beef and macaroni soup is filled with flavor from ground beef, tender vegetables, canned tomatoes, elbow macaroni and seasoned perfectly.
Sometimes, dinner time just calls for a warm and hearty meal like this hamburger macaroni soup. This is a favorite of mine to make when it’s really chilly outside, or when I just need a filling meal that isn’t difficult to make. I tend to have most of the ingredients for hamburger macaroni soup on hand, so it’s a great meal to whip up in a pinch.
If you need a way to get your kids to eat some veggies, then give this recipe a whirl. My whole family loves this meal and eats it right up.
Why You’ll Love this Easy Hamburger Macaroni Soup
- The ingredients for this soup are mostly shelf stable goods, so you can purchase them in advance and save until you are ready to make it.
- This beef and tomato macaroni soup is very affordable and makes plenty of hearty portions.
- It only takes about 35 minutes to complete this easy hamburger macaroni soup recipe.
Ingredients for Hamburger Macaroni Soup
- Beef broth – I prefer to use beef broth in this recipe, but you could also use beef stock or beef bone broth.
- Elbow Macaroni – Grab you favorite box of elbow macaroni to throw into this soup.
- Tomato Paste – You’ll only need a small amount of tomato paste, so you can purchase a small can or one of those resealable tubes of tomato paste.
- Petite Diced Tomatoes – Grab a 14 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes to use in this hamburger soup with macaroni.
- Oregano and Dried Basil – These two herbs add a great flavor profile to this soup!
- Garlic – You can either mince your own fresh garlic, or use the jar of fresh minced garlic.
- Yellow Onion – Use a yellow onion because it has a milder flavor that won’t overpower everything else in the soup.
- Worcestershire Sauce – A little dash of Worcestershire sauce help elevate the flavor profile of this recipe.
- Frozen Mixed Vegetables – Using frozen mixed veggies makes this soup recipe extra easy!
- Lean Ground Beef – The leaner your beef, the less fat you’ll have to drain off and it will reduce the chances that your soup is really greasy.
- Brown Sugar – A little bit of brown sugar is the key to making this soup addictively tasty!
How to Make Hamburger Macaroni Soup
Add your ground beef, diced onion, minced garlic to your dutch oven or your large soup pot. Brown the beef until there is no pink left and then drain off any fat.
Add your beef broth to the same pot and then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and seasonings.
Bring everything to a boil and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Add your elbow macaroni to the same pot, along with your frozen vegetables, and stir well. Allow that the soup to simmer for another 8 minutes, or until the macaroni has cooked through.
Serve while warm!
How to Serve Hamburger Macaroni Soup
I love to top each bowl of soup with a little bit of shredded cheese and some fresh parsley or cilantro. This hamburger macaroni soup also goes great with fresh bread. This garlic bread is great to serve alongside this soup, and so are these delicious homemade crescent rolls.
Storage Tips for Hamburger Macaroni Soup
FRIDGE: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
FREEZER: Leftover soup will last in the freezer in an airtight container for about 3 months.
The macaroni will continue to soak up the beef broth. So if you’d like your leftover soup to still be “soupy” cook your macaroni separately and portion it out into each serving of soup when you’re ready to eat it.
Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?
Absolutely! If you wish to make this soup a little more lean, brown some ground turkey just like your would ground beef.
Can I use fresh vegetables in this soup?
Yep! If you use fresh vegetables, just be sure that the are cut or diced into small pieces so that will cook through in the same amount of time that the pasta takes to cook.
Pro Tips for the best Easy Hamburger Macaroni Soup
- This soup is very versatile. If you like more seasonings in your soups, feel free to add anything extra! Add a little kick with a dash of red pepper.
- Shred your own cheese to put on top of each bowl for extra melty goodness.
- If you want this soup to go a little further, feel free to add diced potatoes, beans, or some more veggies. Just make sure to add more broth if needed so that the soup remains “soupy”.
This classic, hearty, meal is sure to be a repeat dish in your family kitchen!
More Soup Recipes You’ll Love
- This Cheeseburger Soup is incredibly tasty and one of my favorite dishes during winter!
- Wanna change up Italian night? Try out this Lasagna Soup recipe.
- Have an Instant Pot? Check out this Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup.
- This Stuffed Pepper Soup is a classic dish that is just so yummy!
- Make your favorite cheese, rich and creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup at home!
- Make this delicious, easy Ham Bone Soup! It’s loaded with navy beans, onion, carrot, celery and ham for a hearty dinner that will you fill you up.
- Comforting, from scratch French Onion Soup is a delicious recipe perfect for cold winter months.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ cup diced yellow onion
- 8 cups low sodium beef broth
- 14 ounces petite diced tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni uncooked
- 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
- In a Dutch oven or large soup pot brown beef, onion and garlic until no pink remains, drain off any fat.
- Add beef broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in macaroni noodles and vegetables, simmer for an additional 8 minutes or until macaroni is tender and vegetables are heated through.
- Serve immediately, garnish with shredded cheese is desired.
- If you use fresh vegetables, just be sure that the are cut or diced into small pieces so that will cook through in the same amount of time that the pasta takes to cook.
- If you wish to make this soup a little more lean, brown some ground turkey just like your would ground beef.