My Mum's Spaghetti Soup

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Estelle Welsh 2

"A gorgeous, Italian style heart warming soup made with tomatoes, potatoes, spaghetti and the special secret ingredient....marrow from a marrow bone. Both myself and my brother have been brought up with this delicious soup, and I have made it ever since. Marrow bones are available from your butcher very cheaply, sometimes even for free. If the bone is very large, ask your butcher to cut it in half for you, so it will fit into the pot comfortably. You can use a can of cannellini beans if you prefer. Serve this soup with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese."
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1 h 35 m servings 326 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. Place the marrow bone, tomato puree, onion, garlic, and bay leaves into a large pot. Pour in the water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, stir in the potatoes, diced tomatoes, parsley, oregano, and rosemary. Cook, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are just tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, baked beans, and spaghetti. Return to a simmer, and cook until the spaghetti is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.


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Very good, tasty soup. My picky kids wouldn't eat it because of the tomato chunks and beans (they just had plain spaghetti - easy enough!), but my husband and I liked it. I had no prior experien...

My family & friends loved this soup. Made it the day before and the beans & tomato had mixed in to thicken & flavour on the day we ate it. A very hearty rich delicious soup. Thanks.

added fresh mushrooms. Used entire small can of tomato paste and little more water. Large tbsp of condense beef bouillon. Used black beans intead of baked. Used one can diced tomatoes and 4 fres...

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