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Lazy-Cook's Easy Italian-Flavored Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword elbow macaroni, ground meat, italian, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 1 lb Ground meat
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Rib celery, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup Elbow macaroni
  • 2 15-oz cans Italian flavored tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz can Chicken broth
  • 1 15-oz can Mixed vegetables, undrained
  • 1 15-oz can Great northern beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Italian Seasoning ie: basil, oregano, thyme, garlic mixture
  • Salt & pepper to taste



  1. Simmer 1/2 cup of elbow macaroni in 2 cups water for 8-10 minutes. Drain & set aside.

  2. Chop 1/2 an onion and a rib of celery and saute them in a little bacon grease until they're soft.

  3. Add ground meat and seasoning, cook until all pink is gone. Drain away grease.

  4. Place the ground meat/onion mixture in a large soup pot.

    Add a can of drained & rinsed beans. (any white bean will work - navy, great northern, garbanzo, etc.)

    Add remaining ingredients - an undrained can of mixed vegetables, a can of chicken broth, 2 cans of Italian flavored chopped tomatoes and the cooked/drained noodles. Stir to combine.

    Heat gently until heated through and enjoy.