Potluck Pasta Soup Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, tomato sauce, soup mix and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Stir in macaroni, beans and green pepper; heat through. Discard bay leaves before serving.