Busy Day Soup
Busy Day Soup is perfect for those busy weeknights. It’s quick to make and requires little effort. Who loves easy recipes? I do, I do.
Busy Day Soup
What I love about Busy Day Soup is that you can throw all the ingredients into the pot and let your stove work its magic. It has a few low prep ingredients like ground beef, onion soup mix, mixed frozen veggies, diced tomatoes and macaroni.
It’s perfect for days where you don’t know what to make for dinner. If you’re like me, those days are frequent.
This fall is a busy season for our family. My youngest daughter rides horses a couple times a week and is also taking swimming lessons. She is in Bronze Medallion and hopes to be a lifeguard. It’s a lot of shuttling back and forth. Good times.
When I want a simple, hearty meal, I turn to this soup recipe. Serve it with soda crackers or a buttered roll. It’s so tasty and filling.
How to Make Busy Day Soup
Grab a large soup pot, and brown the ground beef. Drain off the fat after it’s cooked so your soup isn’t greasy.
Pour in the water, onion soup mix and tomatoes with their juices. Simmer for 1 hour on medium low heat.
After the 1 hour mark, add in the uncooked macaroni noodles and frozen mixed vegetables. Cook for another 15 minutes on medium heat. The noodles and frozen veggies will cook until they are tender.
You don’t need to thaw the vegetables. Just throw them in right from the freezer.
Serve it up hot! It makes about 6 servings and tastes even better the next day heated up. It’s just the two of us at home now so we always have leftovers.
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- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 package onion soup mix
- 1 3/4 cup mixed frozen vegetables
- 5 cups water
- 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup macaroni, uncooked
- In a large soup pot, brown ground beef. Drain fat.
- Pour in water, onion soup mix and tomatoes with juice. Simmer for 1 hour on medium low.
- Add macaroni and frozen vegetables. Cook 15 minutes longer on medium heat. Serve hot.
If soup is too thick, add more water to thin out.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230 Total Fat: 3.1g Saturated Fat: 1.3g Trans Fat: 0.1g Unsaturated Fat: 1.4g Cholesterol: 45.2mg Sodium: 522.4mg Carbohydrates: 28.5g Fiber: 5.1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 22.1g