Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe (2024)

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ThisSlow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe will make everyone at the dinner table happy when it’s suppertime! This recipe is large enough for leftovers the next day – if you can resist eating two bowls!

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Easy Crockpot Macaroni Hamburger Soup

This has become a new favorite to make in our slow cooker! I love a good hamburger soup, but adding noodles to it turns this into a really hearty meal. On its own hamburger soup is filling but once you get those elbow macaroni noodles in there, you almost have a plate of pasta!

Which Crockpot should I use to Make Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup?

For this recipe, we recommend the following slow cookers. While this recipe will certainly work in other styles, these ones afford the right amount of space for just the right amount of food.

Best Slow Cookers

Crock-Pot – 6 Quart

Hamilton Beach – 7 Quart

Cuisinart All-in-one – 7 Quart

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Tips for Making the Best Slow CookerMacaroni Hamburger Soup

  • Use your favourite frozen vegetable mix, I happen to love the one with lima beans! You an use just peas and carrots, just corn and carrots, really this is such an an easy soup to customize that you really can’t go wrong with any choices!
  • The tomato soup is what gives this classic soup that really retro taste like what your Mom or Grandma used to make. If you don’t want to use it, you can add a can of diced tomatoes and a little extra salt instead.
  • You can definitely sub in ground turkey for the meat if you want!
  • This is an easy recipe to double if you have a large crockpot.
  • This is a hit at parties, make it and let guests help themselves!
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Hope you enjoy the slow cooker macaroni hamburger soup!

Happy cooking!

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This easy to make macaroni hamburger soup has been a dinnertime staple for decades now!

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Total Time
8 hours 10 minutes
Main Course
Slow Cooker
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  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 10.75 oz can of condensed tomato soup
  • 4 cups strong beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni


  • Fry the ground beef and onions together until the ground beef is cooked and the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and fry until brown. Drain the fat and place in the bottom of a crockpot.

  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato soup, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, frozen vegetables, sugar and pepper.

  • Simmer on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10.

  • Right before serving, cook the macaroni to al dente according to the package directions. Drain and add to the hamburger soup.

  • Remove the bay leaves. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 334kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 680mg, Potassium: 958mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2583IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Mary says


    What about the sugar in the recipe?

      • Mike Johnston says


        Updated the instructions, thanks!

        • Jenn says


          Can this be prepped the day before?

    • Mike Johnston says



      • Judy says


        I don’t see an amount for the sugar, just you add the sugar with the pepper. ??

      • Robert Falconer says


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        Loved the soup. The whole family did. Do you have nutritional info for this soup?

    • Fast & Slow Cooking says


      Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe (8)
      Stir it in as per the instructions

    • Dawn Roberts says


      Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe (9)
      This soup is delicious and super easy. However forgot to lower the number from 8 to 4…so there’s a lot there. Do you think I can freeze some?

      • Fast & Slow Cooking says


        Yes absolutely

  2. Wanda McGlamery says


    This is similar to my veggie soup – sometimes I put hamburger in and sometimes I don’t (only because when I eat beef several days in a row, underneath my eyes swell and dr said it’s a sensitivity to beef when one is sensitive to it. I do not put tomato soup either – only because I have to watch the acid) – but I will put fresh tomatoes in, whor*stershire (*sp), celery and potatoes – and all other veggies. I can eat it everyday – and did once when I was trying to lose weight and got down to my idea weight which was smaller than I was in my early 20’s. Thi sis a great soup – I do not put as much noodles in mine, but I do put some in.

  3. Amanda says


    Was in the mood for veggie soup and came across this gem! Me and the husband are eating this for dinner tonight. It smells delicious and was super easy to make! Thank y’all for the recipe!

  4. Lisa says


    Tried it out for the first time. I used beef and pork. My husband and son both enjoyed it. We did use something different from your recipe we used some
    V-8 Juice . Love it

  5. Barbara says


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    Just made this today. Raining n cold. My husband enjoyed it and said to make it a favorite.

  6. Patricia Marter says


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    I was raised on this type veggie soup, only we called it “Slumgullion” . This was before slow cookers and instant pots were popular so we just dumped in any leftovers from the fridge that we wanted and let it cook till the pasta was done. Very hearty with cornbread during cold weather. My kids were raised on it also!!! Quick n easy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rhonda says


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      Patricia Marter,I havent herad anyone call it that in
      YEARS!!!!..We called it the same thing growing up but if i say it now nobody knows what I am talking about!…I ate alot of it growing up and still love it to this day!

  7. Rockette West says


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    Great recipe and it makes a lot! We love all of the vegetables in it. Great with cornbread on a cold winter day. My husband loved the macaroni added to it.

  8. Cindy says


    Can’t you just add the raw macaroni and let it cook in the crockpot?

    • Mike Johnston says


      You can certainly try but this recipe we do not.

  9. Melody says


    This sounds amazing. I will be adding some hot Hatch green chile as well 😋

    • May says


      I have made the soup before but i have not used a crock pot. My question is will the noodles cook if it is in with everything else? 🤔

  10. Cynthia says


    Any idea if it freezes good with the macaroni?

    • Mike Johnston says


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      It should!

  11. Nico says


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    Made it for a birthday party last night and everyone loved it.

  12. Julie says


    haven’t tried yet, but will do it on stovetop. Love the idea of leftovers from fridge, too. As far as the sugar… I’m sure it doesn’t matter when you add it. I believe it is for cutting the acidic taste from the tomatoes or tomato soup. Too bad the person who posted this soup doesn’t answer the questions from readers…

    • Mike Johnston says


      I’ve actually been answering most of these. What question did you have?

  13. Sue says


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    I tried this soup according to the recipe and it was very good. I will use this recipe next week for a soup kitchen I work at and multiply X 12 to cook for 100. It’s a hearty soup, I will serve it with crackers, grilled cheese sandwich’s, salad, and fruit. Thank you for a good soup recipe that is easy and nutritious.

  14. Mary Ellen Morgan says


    Could you also put the pasta in and let it cook with the rest of the soup?

    • Sue says


      No. You put it in the last 30 or 40 minutes. Other wise it will be mushy . I cook my macaroni in a separate pot and add it in as I’m ready to serve or add it to individual bowles n pour soup on top.

  15. Connie Flemming says


    I don’t like garlic in my soup, so I omitted it and used Italian Seasoning. The soup was VERY tasty. Next time I will either halve the amount of macaroni or use more beef broth, as I found it not brothy enough for my liking. Very good, though. My first time making hamburger soup.

  16. Lisa Evans says


    I made this tonight for supper and it was delicious. I added a teaspoon of Mrs. Dash for extra flavor. Yum. Will definitely make again soon.

    • Leslie says


      Can I use potatoes instead of macaroni

    • Sharon Pendleton says


      Can chicken broth be substituted for beef broth even though I’m putting burger in the soup?

  17. Sandi Thompson says


    Sounds yummy. I have a bunch of canned vegetables could I use them instead of frozen?

    • Mike Johnston says


      Should be fine

  18. Kayla says


    Why do you cook it for so long since everything’s pre cooked except vegetables is this something you could cook in like 30 min?

    • Mike Johnston says


      You can try but this is how we have always cooked it and it’s perfect every time.

    • Fast & Slow Cooking says


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      The point of this recipe is that it cooks all day while you are at work, there aren’t any stovetop recipes on this website! Check the post for the link to a stovetop hamburger soup version!

  19. Jennifer says


    I made the mistake of adding the noodles to the crockpot and letting them cook the whole time. 🤦‍♀️ The noodles were all mushy and not good. Next time I’ll know.

  20. Suzanne Brennan says


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    Fantastic soup I did it in the slow cooker!!

  21. Bev says


    What is one serving size.?

  22. Tony J says


    I made it today but did not do pasta cut up potatoes and used instead ,also bell peper and Tabasco with Rotel Tomatoes and a sliced Jalapeno

  23. Brenda Bolden says


    I made the mistake of putting too much ground beef, now I had to dip some out. my mistake for not paying attention

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