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One-Pot Spinach Beef Soup

My idea of a winning weeknight meal is this beefy soup that simmers in one big pot. Grate some Parmesan and pass the crackers. —Julie Davis, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with green pepper, celery and onion, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook beef and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in broth, tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until pasta is tender, 7-9 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach until wilted. Sprinkle servings with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 258 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • Deb
    Feb 2, 2021

    This was an excellent, hearty soup that was made for the winter comfort. I used all fresh ingredients and cooked the meat with the garlic and onion. At the end it tasted like it needed a little more salt so I added a 1/4 tsp more. ????

  • c
    Jan 23, 2021

    This is good as is.. but put in 2 cans of Rotel vs the canned tomatoes... a great option way to add a small amount of spice.

  • oreo95
    Oct 22, 2020

    So quick and easy to put together. Subbed ground Italian sausage for added flavor. Delicious! A definite keeper. Thanks Julie.

  • Richard
    Sep 6, 2020

    This soup is absolutely wonderful! I've made and served it twice already this SUMMER. Yes, 90 and 100 plus degree days outside and we've been eating soup for supper. It's that good! I did add sliced mushrooms and chopped onion to the second batch. I'm reviewing the recipe now, to see how I can adjust to freeze or can it for serving sizes to take to school for lunches.

  • dylan's mama
    Jul 23, 2020

    very bland. will not make again. ever. (i sincerely apologize to the chef--we all have different tastes preferences and this one was just not for our family. i'm sure you would probably dislike some foods i make too)

  • gremaux
    Jul 7, 2020


  • Sharon
    Mar 31, 2020

    Used ground turkey cooked with garlic and 1/2 chopped onion. Added a can of (drained/rinsed) pink beans with the pasta to make it a bit more filling. Yum!

  • cynandtom
    Dec 4, 2019

    Warm, hearty, simple, and delicious! Everything a comforting bowl of soup should be. A definite keeper!

  • Julie
    Nov 23, 2019

    Great! Used frozen spinach. Less pasta.

  • Googeegaga
    Oct 25, 2019

    Fantastic! I love the bowties in there.