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alphabet soup with pasta spelling yum in a white bowl

Alphabet Soup

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy and delicious alphabet soup will satisfy kids and grownups alike. Packed with vegetables, you can make this healthy soup with your favorite protein and veggies.



1 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup onion, chopped

34 garlic cloves, chopped

6 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken or beef broth)

23 cups chopped vegetables (can use 1216 ounce bag of frozen veggies, canned, or fresh)

1/2 pound ground beef, cooked shredded chicken, or can of beans/chickpeas/lentils

6 ounce can tomato paste

15 ounce can tomato sauce (can substitute diced tomatoes)

1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

3/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup alphabet pasta (or substitute other small pasta shape)

1 bay leaf

Fresh ground pepper



Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add Add onion and garlic and cook until onion begins to turn translucent, about 5 minutes.

If using uncooked ground beef, add this to the pot and cook until browned through. If using precooked protein or beans, skip ahead to the next step.

Add broth, chopped (or frozen or canned) vegetables, your protein choice (cooked ground beef, shredded chicken, or beans), tomato paste, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, dried thyme, and bay leaf.

Bring soup to a boil, then add uncooked pasta. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for about 30 minutes.

Remove bay leaf and serve.


Serve soup topped with shredded cheese, crusty bread, or garlic knots.

Can freeze leftovers in individual portions or a large freezer bag. Heat on the stovetop or microwave for a quick weeknight meal.


  • Serving Size: about 1 cup
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 424 mg
  • Fat: 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 19 mg

Keywords: soup, alphabet soup, vegetable soup