Momma's Amazing Macaroni and Bean Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I was looking for a recipe for pasta e fagioli, gave up, and came up with this tasty number. I love it, and it definitely warms you up! All measurements are approximate, since, for soup, I never make it the same every time. Use your best judgement!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan.
  2. Saute onions, carrots, bacon and garlic for 5 minutes.
  3. Add stock and seasoning, stir, and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil until carrots and onions are tender.
  5. Add beans, and return to a boil.
  6. Whisk in desired amount of tomato paste and lower heat to a simmer.
  7. Add pasta, and simmer until desired tenderness.
  8. Serve with parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

I made this for lunches for myself. I didn't have a carrot so I used a can of carrots and chopped them up. I used four cups of chicken stock, 1/2 tsp of italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp of pepper and 6 ounces of tomato paste. I did drain my beans as it didn't say and I used a cup of orzo. I also used real bacon bits instead of turkey bacon. The soup was on the thick side but that is how I like it. I did top mine with parm cheese. The taste reminded me of a tomato soup.

bmcnichol March 04, 2012

Wonderful soup, thank you Momma! This soup tastes like it was cooked for hours but it wasnt! Very easy to put this together and tastes great. I used garlic cloves and bacon bits for the turkey bacon. Didnt have chicken broth so I used vegetable, the whole teaspoon of italian seasoning and did not rinse or drain the cannellini beans. The tomato paste I only had a 6 ounce can so I added a 6 ounce can of tomato sauce. Didnt need the salt at all, a terrific smokey, rich tomato flavor! If you love soups, definitely make this recipe!

lauralie41 January 31, 2007