Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Grandma's Macaroni Soup


When I was a little girl, my grandparents loved to cook macaroni soup with chicken and vegetables. Grandma called it "maconi" instead of macaroni. 

I was not familiar with pasta then, and just accepted "maconi" as "maconi". It was when I cooked Chicken and Vegetable Soup that I was reminded of grandma's soup.

In fact, when LiNa_Pg mentioned in her comment about adding macaroni into the soup, I told myself that I must do that one day and recreate the soup from my childhood.

It so happened that I had some more bone broth in the fridge so it was quite easy for me to put the soup together. I also had a small zucchini in the fridge and some carrots.


I chopped the carrot and zucchini into small cubes and threw them into the broth when it came to the boil. When the vegetables were almost tender, I added a cup of macaroni into the pot and let the macaroni cook in the broth.

My bone broth already contained some meat (which I salvaged from the bones) so my macaroni soup was complete with meat and vegetables.

I seasoned the broth with salt and pepper and that completed the macaroni soup. It would have been better if I had prepared some fried shallots.

You don't need a recipe for this. Just make some broth (or use a stock cube), add your meat, vegetables and macaroni. You will have yourself a complete one pot meal.

30 comments:

  1. I love to eat pasta in soup with mixed vegetables like what you had cooked. reminds me of minestrone soup. yum yum! good morning! you are nice and early today. hope your back is fully well now.

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    1. I am much recovered! Thanks, Mun :)

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    1. I cook something else with it soon. Sure you also like hee..hee..

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  3. i never quite had macaroni as a kid ... i think your soup would have been quite a favourite of mine at the age of eight though - it looks both tasty AND fun! :D

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  4. This is a comfort food. I love it. Perfect dinner on a cold day.

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  5. I also had this delicious maconi soup with chicken & vegetables when I was a kid. Now I miss my mummy. Will you cook for me?

    #PHmasak4ME #PHhatiBaik #PHmakonee

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    1. Your wifey lah will cook the macaroni for you heh..hee..heh..

      #TMFarnee

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  6. Can't recall if I ever had it in soup or not.

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    1. I wonder if this is something common.

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  7. Minggu sudah i baru buat maconi sup ni LL. Yang lagi bestnya, i pakai pes Sup Siam je, campakkan ayam. Senang sangatlah kerja i hihi...

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    1. Lagi terangkat kan kalau pakai pes sup Siam, Hainom. Nanti LL cuba plak.

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  8. Yey, I've a packet of maconi, but don't have a meat, ayam pun boleh kan, yes.. tomorrow breakfast settle.

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    1. Ayam pun best. Budak2 mesti like it a lot.

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  9. Rajinnya PH.... hidangan sihat dan berkhasiat!

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    1. Hidangan yang mudah, Amie. Asal sedap, OK :)

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  10. Oh! I love this maconi soup complete with meat and veggie. How nice if I can a bowl now. I haven't have my dinner yet.

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    1. It's a yummy complete meal for me :)

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  11. Hi Phong Hong,
    Yummy pot of macaroni soup. I always associate macaroni soup and porridge as "sick food" when I was a kid. Cos may late mother would cook these whenever I was sick.... hee... hee. Anyway, we have yummy comfort food anytime we like now.

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    1. Hi Karen! Oh, sick food? For me porridge is sick food hee..hee..

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  12. I am hungry now, This macaroni soup with meat and veggie will be comforting

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  13. I do it quite often and today I have added also some tomatoe puree to it

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    1. Oh, I am sure it would taste even more wonderful with tomato paste!

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  14. I thought those meat are bacon bits :P Your soup looks intensely flavoured, looks yummy~~

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