This recipe for homemade alphabet soup is so cozy and delicious! Your kids will love the cute little alphabet pasta noodles (and hunting to spell everyones name). This vegetable broth and tomato based soup is made with ground beef and loads of vegetables like carrots, celery, potatoes, green beans and corn.
This recipe was first published September 15, 2021.
I love this soup so much and I know your family will too! It's such a fun dinner for kids (and adults). You'll be pressed to name one person who could turn down a bowl of hearty meat and vegetable alphabet soup.
Your kids will have so much fun finding the letters of their name they won't even mind gobbling down the carrots, celery, potatoes, corn and green beans in front of them.
To make the soup here are the ingredients you will need. Make sure to see the recipe card for the full ingredient run down and instructions.
- ground beef
- olive oil
- garlic cloves
- petite gold potatoes
- green beans
- vegetable broth
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- Italian seasoning
- alphabet pasta noodles - you can find these in the hispanic cuisine aisle of your grocery store
Step 1. Brown the ground beef and drain any fat out. Using olive oil, saute the onions, carrots and celery for 5-10 minutes. You want to take the bite out of the vegetables and start getting them tender during this step.
Add the rest of the vegetables; potatoes, green beans and corn.
Step 2. Pour in the diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning and add back in the ground beef.
Bring this to a low rolling boil for 10 minutes.
Step 3. Add the alphabet pasta and cook an additional 10 minutes. You may be tempted to add more than ½ cup of alphabet pasta, but I promise you the puff way up and absorb a lot of liquid. If you want to add more pasta you will need to add more vegetable broth.
To serve, add some freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese on top of the bowls of soup. It adds the perfect flavor to compliment the soup!
Looking for a few substitutions? It's easy to swap things in and out of soup recipes.
- Meat Option - You can swap this out with ground turkey for a healthier option.
- Vegetarian Option - If you want to make this dinner vegetarian, then leave out the meat all together for a vegetarian alphabet soup.
- Broth Option - If you don't have any vegetable broth you could always used chicken broth.
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- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 4 petite gold potatoes, cut in cubes
- ¼ lb green beans, trimmed and cut in half (about 1 cup)
- ½ frozen corn
- 8 c vegetable broth
- 28 oz diced tomatoes, canned
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- Salt to taste
- ½ c alphabet pasta noodles
- Optional: parmigiano reggiano cheese
- Optional: fresh basil leaves
- Brown the ground beef, transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain
- Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and drizzle in 1 tbsp olive oil
- Add the onion, carrots and celery and sauté for 7-10 min
- Add in the potatoes, green beans and frozen corn
- Pour in the diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning and the ground beef
- Bring to a rolling boil and cook for 10 minutes
- Add in the alphabet pasta and cook an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Season to taste with salt and pepper
- Optionally you can sprinkle fresh parmigiano cheese and fresh basil on top after serving
If you add more pasta you will need more broth, keep that in mind - an extra ½ cup of alphabet pasta needs an extra 2 cups of broth
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g
This information comes from online calculators. Although moderncrumb.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.