Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe

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

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3.61 from 117 votes
Slow Cooker Macaroni Hamburger Soup Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins

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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 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.

Written by Karlynn Johnston

Karlynn is a best selling cookbook author and professional blogger here and at The Kitchen Magpie. She helped start this website as a place to share her love of Instant Pot and Crockpot recipes.


  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

    • 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!

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