There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day. This chili mac ground pork soup is one of our favorites. Pour some of this comforting hot soup into a bowl and garnish it with a dollop of sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro. Make a pot in 30 minutes.

This hearty ground pork soup recipe makes a great meal and packs well in a Thermos for work or school. Ground pork is as easily used in recipes as ground beef or ground turkey. It has a hearty flavor but a little higher in fat than other ground meats.

It is ready in under 30 minutes and you can customize the soup by changing the vegetables you use! I have created another delicious recipe you will love, especially the kids! This Ground Pork Asian Lettuce Wraps recipe is a fun way to use ground pork.

I have never commented on a recipe before, but this soup recipe was amazing! My husband loved it too. It is a meal in a bowl. Perfect amount of spices!”

Bernadette T., Blog comment

Allergen Information:

This soup is gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, oat-free, and soy-free. It is dairy-free if you omit the sour cream garnish. (You can also use a dairy-free sour cream for the garnish!)

My son loves soup recipes that have little spice, so this is a soup I make in bulk because you can easily control the spice level. If you prefer a real hearty chili…you will want to try this Ground Pork Chili recipe!

Tips For Sucess

1. Drain and rinse the black beans. This helps with the flavor.
2. Add a can of roasted green chiles for extra spice.
3. Cook the pasta for one minute less than the package directions. Every brand of gluten free pasta is made with different ingredients that all seem to need different cooking times.
4. Drain the pasta immediately into a colander. When pasta sits in a colander, it continues to cook, so it is important to either rinse it in cold water or give an ice bath with a bowl of ice water to halt the cooking process. It keeps your pasta from getting mushy

Photos of the ground pork soup ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Ground Pork – As mentioned above, you can use any ground meat in this recipe.
  • Diced Tomatoes – I prefer to use no-salt-added tomatoes. Adding seasonings is easier than subtracting them, and regular canned tomatoes can have too much salt.
  • Vegetables – Onions, zucchini, or any veggies you have on hand.
  • Chicken Broth – I use low-sodium, but regular or bone broth is also fine.
  • Seasonings – Cumin, chili powder, and salt.
  • Oil – Any cooking oil is fine.
  • Cilantro – Fresh cilantro adds a nice flavor.
  • Gluten Free Macaroni – There are not a lot of brands of gluten free pasta that can hold up to sitting in soup. I recommend either Jovial GF or Tinkyada brands.

If you love ground pork as much as we do in recipes, check out my delicious gluten free Ground Pork Recipes.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Cooked gluten free macaroni in a colander.

Step 1: Cook the gluten-free macaroni according to package directions as I discuss above. Cook it for one minute less than the directions say. Do NOT cook the pasta in the soup, or you will end up with a mushy mess.

Ground pork cooking in a pan with some vegetables.

Step 2: Add the oil to a skillet and heat for 1 minute on medium heat. Add in the onion and vegetables to the frying pan and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 3: Add the ground pork and cook until the meat is browned. Grab a jar or something to store the grease. Carefully drain the hot grease out of the pan. Do not drain the grease into the sink.

Step 4: Add the meat and soup ingredients to a soup pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes so the flavors all blend in together.

A bowl of ground pork soup.

Step 5: Serve with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar, and fresh cilantro.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you use other ground meats?

You can use any ground meat to make this chili mac recipe…even bison! If you want this recipe to be low-fat, use ground turkey or chicken.

How do you store leftover soup?

This soup will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container or for up to 4 months in the freezer.

Can you freeze ground pork soup?

You can easily freeze this soup recipe. I like to use Souper Cubes, pictured above, to make frozen single-serving portions so they are easy to heat and use.

If you love soup as much as I do, check out all of the delicious gluten-free soup recipes on my blog to find your next favorite.

More Delicious Pork Recipes

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know it’s delicious. Thank you!

Two white bowls filled with ground pork soup. They are garnished with sour cream and cilantro.

Ground Pork Chili Macaroni Soup

Sandi Gaertner
Easy ground pork chili macaroni soup
4.65 from 14 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Soup Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 408 kcal

Equipment

  • Soup pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground pork * see note
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 14 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes * tomatoes and the juices
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 zucchini chopped
  • 2 cups gluten free macaroni
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • sour cream cilantro and cheese for garnish.

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  • Cook the onion, carrot, zucchini and garlic for 3 minutes
  • Add the ground pork and brown.
  • Add water, chicken broth, tomatoes and sauce, beans, broth, all spices.
  • Stir then cover the pot.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta and serve.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream, cheddar cheese and cilantro.

Notes

  1. If you don’t have ground pork, use ground turkey or ground beef. Any ground meat will taste delicious!
  2. I recommend using no-salt-added diced tomatoes if possible. If you use regular, you may need to adjust the amount of salt added.
  3. Feel free to use any veggies you have on hand.
  4. This soup will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
  5. You can easily freeze this soup. I like to use Souper Cubes (on Amazon) to freeze it in single-serving portions.
How to cook gluten free pasta:
Note, when using gluten free macaroni for this soup recipe, there are some tips to make sure your pasta stays al-dente and doesn’t turn to mush. You can follow these steps to keep your pasta from getting mushy:
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Every brand of gluten free pasta is made with a variety of ingredients that all seem to need different cook times.
  • Drain the pasta immediately into a colander. When pasta sits in a colander, it continues to cook!
  • Dump the pasta in a bowl of ice water. This halts the cooking process so that your pasta stays firm.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 17gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 677mgPotassium: 551mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 4142IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 3mg
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This post was updated from an old February 2016 post with more recipe details.

4.65 from 14 votes (9 ratings without comment)

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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have never commented on a recipe before but this soup recipe was amazing ! My husband loved it too. It is a meal in a bowl. Perfect amount of spices!

  2. 5 stars
    This sounds fantastic. I’ll be adding to my meal repertoire soon. The flavours sound amazing. Nice nourishing meal for hubby to take for lunch!

  3. 5 stars
    I surly enjoyed this soup. Being a fairly new cook I did struggle a bit with whether to drain the tomatoes or not – in the end I decided not to. Also, how much tomato sauce to put in. I decided the full 29oz jar I had was fine and ended up adding just about a cup more water. Thank you so much for a delicious recipe.

  4. 4 stars
    The instructions fail to say when to add chicken stock, and beans. 🙂 once I figured that out, and also that points 8 and 9 make more sense reversed, I made the soup and it’s very tasty. Thanks!

    1. Hi Gail, I double checked the setting and then I reset it. Can you please try again and let me know if it works now? Thank you!!

  5. We don’t use ground pork very often since I always have trouble finding a good way to use it so it’s not so gummy. But I bet serving it up in a soup is great since the broth must help to soften it while picking up all the flavors! It looks delicious!

  6. I am gluten free as well (but also vegan). I recently got my mind blown when I found out all the ways you can use Pamela’s gluten free mixes, like calzones, buns and bread. I am not ready to make my own mixes from scratch, so am a happy camper. We definitely have more options than we used to!

    1. I love Pamela’s mixes too. When we first went gluten free there was NOTHING out there so I am pretty happy now as well 🙂