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Our Family Favorite Macaroni Soup

Updated on October 9, 2014
Macaroni Soup
Macaroni Soup
5 stars from 2 ratings of Macaroni Soup
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bowl
Calories 330
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Carbohydrates 29 g10%
Sugar 7 g
Protein 18 g36%
Sodium 150 mg6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Tonight, it is a bit cold outside because our country is expecting a storm, in fact a super typhoon. I do pray that God would spare our fellow countrymen who are directly hit by this super typhoon. For us in another part of the country who are not that affected, we are blessed to have this hot soup which is really perfect for times such as this.

So, we had one of those nights when we just had our family favorite Macaroni Soup for dinner. It has chicken (protein), pasta (carbohydrates) and vegetables (vitamins and minerals) in it. So, it's really a complete meal. If you're on a diet, this is a good meal to have as well. As they say, eat light at night and be sure to go to bed at least 4 hours after eating your meal.

My little kids does not just love to eat this. They also like to help prepare this and they did so tonight. I don't know why but they seem particularly happy. Probably because their cousin is here and she's helping, too. They even cheerfully counted together while they were waiting for the soup to boil.

They just can't wait to eat as soon as it was done. They've been asking "Can I taste?" And before you know it, they've tasted it so many times.

Soups are more delicious when you eat them a little hot and so we immediately had to dig in.

Oops! This Macaroni Soup is almost gone and I totally forgot to take a picture of it. Good thing there's still one small bowl of soup left. I better take a shot first before somebody eats it.

Great! So, now, let me share with you how this soup is prepared.

Preparing this soup is actually not that difficult. It basically entails sauteing and boiling or simmering the different ingredients.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves 6-8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pack (400 g) macaroni, elbow or salad
  • 250 g chicken, chopped into small pieces
  • 3-5 pieces hotdog, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 piece onion, chopped
  • 1 piece carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 1 can (300 ml) evaporated milk
  • 1 piece chicken broth cube
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Prepare all the ingredients. Cut the chicken into small pieces. Cut the hotdog into bite-size pieces. Wash all the vegetables before peeling or cutting. Crush and chop the garlic. Peel the onion and chop them. Peel and slice the carrots. You can be fancy with this by having it julienne or flowerette cut. Slice the cabbage into small pieces. If you're in a hurry, any cut will do.
  2. Heat your saucepan using medium heat. Put the oil and saute the garlic then the onion.
  3. When the garlic has browned little and the onion wilted, add the chicken pieces and a little salt then cover until cooked through.
  4. Put in the sliced hotdog, stir and let it cook for a minute.
  5. Now add the chopped carrots (or any other vegetables you like) and cook for 2 minutes or so.
  6. Add 2 liters of water, the chicken broth cube and the macaroni. Let them boil then simmer until the pasta is cooked. The pasta is already cooked when it becomes white colored.
  7. Add the cabbage then quickly just cook them for a minute or two.
  8. Lastly, put in the evaporated milk and stir. You can add a little salt and pepper to taste. At this point, the fire can be turned off as you don't want the milk to boil or it may curdle.
  9. Serve the soup while hot. Perfect to go with toasted garlic bread.
  10. Note: You can add other vegetables you want. Sometimes, I add potato and broccoli. Green beans, cauliflower and corn may also be good. You can pretty much add or subtract from the list of ingredients like for example remove the hotdog and use ham instead. I know some who doesn't like to add milk to this soup but my kids and I like it with milk because that is what makes the soup creamy.

Additional Tips

Mueller's Rotini Twist, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)
Mueller's Rotini Twist, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

Use different shaped pasta like twists or shells to make it more appealing to the kids.

 

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    • Chin chin profile imageAUTHOR

      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      This soup is indeed easy to prepare, rebecca. Our family is fine because we're not residing in the city directly hit by the super typhoon last year. Thank you for the concern.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This sounds like an easy and tasty soup recipe. I trust you got through the storm OK?

    • Chin chin profile imageAUTHOR

      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you choosetolive for reading.

    • choosetolive profile image

      Ravi and Swastha 

      4 years ago from London, Canada

      Nice hub. We would give a try. Thumps up ! and Rated as well. Useful recipe.

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