This Beefy Tomato Soup is one of our most popular soup recipes! It’s not only super delicious, but it’s an easy soup recipe that can be made on busy nights!
Soup is a regular meal in our house. I have to tell you, we make it all the time, no matter what the season.
It’s an easy one pot dinner that you can make ahead of time and have waiting for you for at the end of that day. Also soup recipes like this one are easy and fast enough to get ready at the last minute!
This Beefy Tomato Soup can be on the table, piping hot in just 30 minutes.
Because I like to try and use what we have in the house, I opened the freezer, the fridge and all the cabinets to take stock of what we had on hand.
I grabbed some ground beef from the freezer, cream cheese from the fridge, onions, basil and garlic from the cabinets and got to work.
Usually, we use crushed tomatoes to make tomato soup but this time we were out. Maybe I’m running to the store today, but maybe not.
Instead of running out to the store AGAIN, I grabbed a jar of pasta sauce from the shelf.
This soup recipe is another way I like to use spaghetti sauce in recipes as a short cut and a boost of flavor. And probably one of my favorite ways, too.
Maybe it was a good thing that we were out because this Beefy Tomato Soup is now a regular dinner recipe at our house, our boys absolutely love it!
It’s so simple, a soup with ground beef and pasta, floating in a creamy tomato broth…you really can’t beat the comforting flavor of this soup recipe.
How Do You Make Beefy Tomato Soup?
Gather your ingredients together and start by cooking the onion and garlic in olive oil. Next brown the beef, add a few seasonings then pour in chicken broth and your jar of marinara sauce.
You can still make this soup if you don’t have a jar of spaghetti sauce, just substitute a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce if that’s what you have instead.
Give it a stir and let it simmer for 10 minutes, not a full boil, just a simmer.
Stir in cream cheese to make it nice and thick, add some fresh basil and finally – pour in the pasta. The soup will thicken up as a result of the pasta cooking in it.
Can You Cook the Pasta Separately For This Soup?
You sure can.
If you like this Beefy Tomato Soup more “brothy” then cook the noodles separately and add it in the each bowl as you serve.
Because we like this soup recipe thick and creamy, we put the pasta right in there so as it cooks it soaks up some of the broth.
Finally, put the lid on a let the soup cook for another 10 minutes until the pasta is tender and dinner is served.
This Beefy Tomato soup recipe has become a fan favorite since we posted it way back in 2015! It seems like everyone loves it and I hope you do too!
Maybe it’s the creamy, delicious broth. Maybe it’s the beef and noodle combination. Or maybe it’s because it’s so easy to make!
All I can tell you is that you have to try it if you haven’t already. This soup will probably be in your dinner rotation every week!
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Beefy Tomato Soup is an easy and totally comforting soup dinner the whole family will love!
- 3/4 lb. ground beef
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 (23.5) oz jar of spaghetti sauce
- 4 cups of chicken stock
- 1/2 cup of cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni or short-tubed pasta
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil, divided
- In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, until the onion softens.
- Add the ground beef to the onions, breaking up with a spoon and cook until no longer pink.
- Next add the salt, pepper and oregano to the beef and stir to combine.
- Now pour in the chicken stock and the pasta sauce, stir and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
- Whisk in the cream cheese until smooth then add 1/2 of the fresh basil.
- Pour in the pasta, stir and let cook for 10 minutes, covered, stirring halfway through cooking.
- Spoon into bowls and garnish with the leftover basil.
Your favorite spaghetti sauce can be substituted, or even a can of crushed tomatoes with a little more seasoning works!
*NOTE – A few of our readers have commented that the noodles soak up all the broth when you reheat the next day…Now some readers (including me) love this about this soup and some don’t. If you want the soup for leftovers with more broth, cook the pasta separately and then add it to each bowl as you heat it up!
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