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Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe

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This Slow 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!

This Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe will make everyone at the dinner table happy when it's suppertime!

Easy Crockpot Macaroni Hamburger Soup

This has become a new favourite 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 it’s own hamurger 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 a 6-8 quart oval shaped crockpot (slow cooker) such as the one pictured below. While this recipe will certainly work in other styles, this one affords the right amount of space for just the right amount of food. This is a large capacity crockpot at 8 quarts – if you are serious about slow cooking then this baby is affordable, has amazing reviews and is beautiful!


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 Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe

Tips for Making the Best Slow Cooker Macaroni 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 very large capacity crockpot!
  • This is a hit at parties, make it and let guests help themselves!

 Macaroni Hamburger Soup in a white bowl

Hope you enjoy the slow cooker macaroni hamburger soup!

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Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe

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

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Total Time
8 hours 10 minutes
Main Course
Karlynn Johnston


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato soup, beef broth, bay leaves, thyme, frozen vegetables, sugar and pepper.

  3. Simmer on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10.
  4. Right before serving, cook the macaroni to al dente according to the package directions. Drain and add to the hamburger soup.
  5. Remove the bay leaves. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Information

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  1. 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, whorestershire (*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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. Barbara says

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

  5. Patricia Marter says

    5 stars
    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

      5 stars
      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!

  6. Rockette West says

    5 stars
    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Melody says

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

  9. Nico says

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

  10. 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?

  11. Sue says

    5 stars
    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.

  12. Mary Ellen Morgan says

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Sandi Thompson says

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

  16. 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.

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