28 June 2011

From the Kitchen: Mom's $4 Tomato Mac Soup

Hello friends, how are you doing today? Yesterday I made some of my favourite soup. My mom used to make it when  I was growing up and I swear - it costs less than $4 a pot. Plus you can have all the ingredients waiting in your pantry so it's a great 'scrape together dinner before grocery day'.

You'll need:
-cooking spray
-2 medium yellow onions, cut into thick slices
-1 teaspoon sugar
-3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
-1 28oz can diced tomatoes
-2 28oz cans full of water
-1 cup whole wheat macaroni
-salt and pepper to taste

1. Spray a 5+ quart soup pot with cooking spray. Heat to medium and saute onions 6-8 minutes until sweating (not brown).
2. When onions start to get jammy, whisk together sugar and balsamic vinegar and add to onions. Continue to saute for another 5 minutes until they start to caramelize.
3. Add diced tomatoes and water, turn heat to high until soup starts to boil.
4. Add macaroni and reduce heat to medium, simmering for 8 minutes and stirring frequently.
5. Turn off heat and let soup sit for 10-15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, I like lots in my tomato macaroni soup!

Hope you all have a lovely day. It's shaping up to be super hot here this week and Friday is Canada Day so looking forward already to the long weekend!! How about you?

Happy cooking!


  1. Looks tasty....but I might wait until fall to make this soup - it's toooo humid here. Ugh...

  2. Yum! I've always been intimidated by making homemade soup. This looks so simple and absolutely delish. I must try this.

  3. Yummm. I think I have to make this soon. I remember it being grandpa's recipe before mom made it. And grandma would make bread in those mini pans so you got your own loaf of bread. And then we'd have apple pie with velveeta cheese. mmmm.

  4. this looks yummy! Maybe add some ground beef/turkey? Reminds me of the hamburger tomato soup my grandpa used to make. thanks!!

  5. I haven't tried this but it looks so tasty.


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