This classic beef noodle soup recipe is simple, comforting, and flavorful! Cook this beef soup in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Noodle Soup

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • 4 cups low-sodium broth (beef or bone)
  • 24 cups of water
  • 8 ounces uncooked noodles
  • 23 medium size carrots, sliced
  • 23 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


Slow Cooker

  1. Add all ingredients EXCEPT for the noodles into the slow cooker. Stir gently.
  2. Cook HIGH 3-4 or LOW 6-8.
  3. Add preferred noodles and cook on HIGH an additional 15-20 minutes or until noodles are soft.
  4. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté. Once hot add oil to the pot.
  2. Add beef stew meat and brown evenly, 2-3 minutes. Remove stew meat and set aside.
  3. Add celery, carrots, onion and garlic and cook for a 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. (you might need to add more oil for this)
  4. Add the broth, and using a wooden spoon scrape well the bottom of the Instant Pot to remove any bits that stuck to it, make sure you scrape it well to avoid burning during cooking.
  5. Stir beef stew meat back into the IP along with all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the uncooked pasta.
  6. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 9 minutes.
  7. Natural release pressure for 10 minutes then manually the remaining pressure.
  8. Stir in uncooked pasta and cook on the warm setting 5-10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  9. Remove bay leaves before serving.