Bean & Pasta Soup Recipe -

Bean & Pasta Soup

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"Hearty beef, pasta, and kidney bean soup with diced tomatoes and garlic. Serve with fresh Italian bread for an easy, delicious weeknight meal."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Crumble ground beef into pot and cook, stirring frequently, until well browned. Remove meat, leaving excess oil in pot.
  2. Cook onion and garlic in oil over medium-high heat until translucent. Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, vegetable soup mix, and water. Reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes.
  3. Add pasta stars, cover, and simmer 20 minutes more, or until pasta is tender. You may add more water at any time to adjust consistency.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 06, 2005

I love this recipe. GREAT "car camping" food. I make the whole dish in the evening, eat about half of it, and then put the rest in my thermos for lunch the next day. I used mac-noodles instead of stars, as I couldn't find any--still great. And it's all small enough to get into--and back out of your thermos bottle.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 27, 2005

This soup was a little too heavy on the tomatoes. It could have used more beans, vegetables, meat and pasta.


11 Ratings

Jun 11, 2004

This was delicious!! It was very easy and had tons of flavor. You could easily leave out the hamburger and it would be just as delicious and filling. Also, you could add more veggies if you like.

Aug 06, 2004

Very good soup. My parents and my husband all liked it, and it's not hard. I used ditalini pasta because I couldn't find the stars. I ended up adding two cans of tomato soup and water to give it more liquid.

Feb 10, 2008

This soup turned out perfectly. The funny thing is I had all these old hamburgers in my freezer that I had no intention of eating. Instead, I used them in this recipe. The soup was really good and I plan on making it again.

Apr 14, 2010

This was an overall good soup. I followed the recipe exactly, but added about a cup or so more of water. It had a mild flavor, and I thought my two kids would like it, but neither really ate it. I thought it was hearty, and would be great on a cold winter's night. I would probably make this again.

Aug 30, 2008

I used this recipe to get rid of some hamburgers I had in the freezer. Of course, I had to make do with the ingredients I had on hand, so I used onion soup mix, fresh tomatoes, and added some frozen veggies with the pasta (macaroni). Nevertheless, it turned out really great. I served it with warm naan. I can't wait to have the leftovers for my lunch tomorrow once the flavours really set in. Yum!

Oct 09, 2007

This recipe is easy, yet a nice change in pace for us. Everyone liked it! 3 year old and 1 year old suprisingly ate it up! This one is a keeper for our family!


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  • Calories
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 459 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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