Busy Day Soup: How To Make In Only Have 30 Minutes

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Busy day soup was made for, well busy days and filled with a few tricks to make the soup still taste amazing in only 30 minutes of cooking.

Busy day soup

Sometimes soup just takes too long. It’s great for the cold months but life is well, life. And you would love the warm soup but time isn’t your friend.

Busy day soup is perfect for that. In the name, when you have other things to do this soup is done in no time. Less than 30 minutes when I timed it.

You get an entire meal in one soup with meat and carbs. A flavorful broth made with onion soup mix.

Step by step it’s super easy to make this busy day soup. Let’s see shall we?

How To Make Busy Day Soup

Ingredients needed

  • Ground beef
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Onion soup mix
  • Can of diced tomatoes
  • Yellow onion
  • Macaroni noodles
  • Chicken broth
  • Salt & black pepper

Helpful tips to look out for in the recipe

  • Noodles are absorbent. All of them are and as the busy day soup sits the noodles will continue to absorb the liquid in the soup. This isn’t a huge problem you can just add more but I don’t want you to think it’s something you did. Kinda like in macaroni salad.
  • Switch up the protein sources with something like shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Cook uncovered and stir often after adding the noodles. The dry noodles will go straight to the bottom when you add them so be sure to stir the soup. You will notice them starting to rise and blend in with the soup as you cook it.
Busy day soup

Making the busy day soup recipe

  1. First, in a large pot or dutch oven on medium high heat add a little oil to cook the raw ground meat. Cook the meat until it’s all brown then add in the diced onions and tomatoes.
  2. Season with salt and black pepper. Continue cooking until the onions are fragrant. Then, add in the onion soup mix and mix it in with the ingredients.
  3. Now, add in the frozen vegetables then pour in the chicken broth and water.
  4. Bring to a boil then toss in the uncooked macaroni elbows.
  5. Lower the heat to a simmering continue to stir every 3-5 minutes for about 12 minutes to give the macaroni time to cook.
  6. Once the macaroni is done the soup is finished. Give a taste for salt, you may need to add a little more depending on personal preference.

Leftovers and storing for later

This is a great soup to make ahead for lunch later or any type of meal prep. For the leftovers, store them in a container with a lid for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze this soup as well for a few months.

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Busy day soup

Busy Day Soup

Busy day soup was made for, well busy days and filled with a few tricks to make the soup still taste amazing in only 30 minutes of cooking.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained & rinsed
  • 1 pack onion soup mix
  • 12 ounce bag of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 4 cup chicken broth (one 32oz carton)
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup macaroni elbow noodles, dry
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, in a large pot or dutch oven on medium high heat add a little oil to cook the raw ground meat. Cook the meat until it's all brown then add in the diced onions and tomatoes.
  • Season with salt and black pepper. Continue cooking until the onions are fragrant. Then, add in the onion soup mix and mix it in with the ingredients.
  • Now, add in the frozen vegetables then pour in the chicken broth and water.
  • Bring to a boil then toss in the uncooked macaroni elbows. 
  • Lower the heat to a simmering continue to stir every 3-5 minutes for about 12 minutes to give the macaroni time to cook.
  • Once the macaroni is done the soup is finished. Give a taste for salt, you may need to add a little more depending on personal preference.
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