Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Wonderful hearty soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef and onion in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain.
  2. Stir in carrots, and next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in kidney beans and next 2 ingredients; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in pasta; taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.
  6. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

This soup is much like the hearty vegetable soup my mother used to make, and she was Italian. We all loved it! I used a 1 lb. chuck blade steak, cut into small pieces, rather than ground beef. I left out the pasta this time, and it was still a fabulous recipe!

5 5

Thanks NurseDi, Another great recipe! It is full of flavor. I couldn't find the tomato soup with basil in it so I just used regular tomato soup. It had plenty of the basil flavor in it. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

5 5

NurseDi, Thanks for a really GREAT soup. I picked a perfect night to give it a go, as it's been chilly with snow in the forecast.. The absolute ONLY thing I did different was add a few red potatoes I cubed really small, and only added those as I wanted to use them up. This has just the right amount of kick to it. And full of delicious goodness. I didn't think hubby would eat it, but he LOVED it. Told me to make sure I keep this one. Thansk for a wonderful "warm" soup recipe.