Basic Pasta Beef or Chicken Soup

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Recipe by Jim in Washington

I read a similar recipe to this on When I would watch my 2 DGDs after school, in the winter, they would want something warm. I experimented a little and came up with this recipe they seem to like. I got to be looking forward to a steaming bowl of this soup with a handful of croutons floating in it,too. I used this soup to test various croutons too. A real quick, simple meal. Any of these ingredients may be omitted or others added. I am still experimenting, too. I started using small soup mugs for the children when I discovered their smaller hands could control the mug, because of the handle,better, plus they think it is cool.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place dry ingredients, except macaroni, in saucepan, and add water.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. Add macaroni and cook for 10 more minutes.
  4. Remove from heat for a few minutes to cool and ladle into soup mugs and serve, with small size croutons or oyster crackers.

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