Dad's Spaghetti Soup

Dad's Spaghetti Soup


"My father used to make this quick and easy soup for us when our mother was traveling and he was in charge of keeping us fed. It sounds strange, but it's quite yummy!"


servings 472 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 479 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, add the ground beef and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until well browned. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 2 more minutes.
  2. Then add the tomatoes, corn and water. Bring to a boil and add the spaghetti. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the spaghetti is tender.
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  1. 13 Ratings


I tried this recipe but the pot we have would not hold all eight cups of water and the rest of the ingredients. As I followed the instructions in the recipe and I got to the part where one ...

This recipe, as written, was a good bae recipe, but very bland. I added 1/2 tsp each of thyme, tarragon, oregano, salt and pepper and it made it into a wonderful soup. My wife and daughter say...

This is very close to our old standby "Quick Hamburger Soup" recipe. I increase the meat to 1 1/2 pounds, decrease the water to 6 cups, use a 28 ounce can of organic crushed tomatoes, and add 2 ...

Instead of corn, used mixed vegetable and 1 lb of Angel Hair Pasta broken in 1/3rds. Doubled other ingredients. Was a bit bland on first taste, but added seasonings to spice it up. My son lov...

definetly SEASON! I put some garlic powder and italian seasoning when browning the meat. I added 3 "Cans" of water, and cooked rice instead of pasta (what was on hand). I added about a TBL. o...

I made this recipe when I was in a hurry to fix dinner. My children really enjoyed it. It was tasty, however, it really needs salt and pepper. Without them, I thought it was bland.

My husband and I enjoyed this soup. The taste is similar to the goulash I make occasionally. I added salt to the recipe to give it more flavor.

I did not care for this recipe. I was able to save it after A LOT of tweaking but that really wasn't fun for me. Nice idea, though.

Try using chicken broth in place of at LEAST half of the water. I think he probably adds chicken cubes and they were somehow left out of the original recipe. Just be careful then about adding s...