Beef and Pasta Confetti Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

I was in the mood to make up a soup this cold winter evening and this is what I came up with. We have found we really like the shell pasta the best. I've also started cooking my noodles and veggies together. I cook the noodles for about 5 minutes, add the frozen vegetables and bring to a boil again. I then cook them for another 7 minutes and drain.

Top Review by Chef shapeweaver

I made this on 1/21/08 for "Moan and Groan Comfort Food Photos".Since I didn't have all the ingredients I had to make a few changes,using what was on hand.For the stew meat,a bottom round roast was cut into bite-sized portions.Instead of the canned tomatoes with sweet onions and roasted garlic,I used 1/2 cup chopped sweet onions and a 14.5 ounce can of diced fire roasted tomatoes and garlic.I used a small sized can of beef broth with 2 beef bouillon cubes and the required amount of water.After browning the meat and onions,I added the broth,water,and tomatoes. Let that simmer for a few minutes,then added about 4 ounces of elbow macaroni,and then added some leftover veggies that was in the freezer.Then I let the whole thing simmer for about 25 minutes.All I can say is that this was very good and will be made again.Thanks for posting and,"Keep Smiling :)"

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -1 12 lb stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces rigatoni pasta (or other pasta) or 8 ounces shell pasta, cooked and drained (or other pasta)
  • 12 ounces frozen mixed vegetables, cooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed beef broth, double strength
  • 10 ounces water
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with sweet onions and roasted garlic


  1. Heat olive oil in skillet and brown stew meat.
  2. Place meat, cooked pasta, cooked veggies (I cook them in the microwave or with the noodles), stock, tomatoes and water in soup pot and heat throughly.
  3. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes or so to let flavors blend.
  4. Serve with hot bread or rolls.
  5. Note: if you use unseasoned tomatoes you will need to add some seasoning to the soup.

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