Homemade Alphabet Soup
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Kid’s Favourite Homemade Alphabet Soup

Make a big batch of this vegetable packed homemade alphabet soup and enjoy it all week long. A totally kid approved soup recipe. Perfect for the lunchbox thermos.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, canadian
Keyword soup recipe, vegetable soup, vegetarian recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 114kcal
Author Jen

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp each; dried thyme dried basil, dried oregano
  • 4 cups vegetable stock plus 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup dried alphabet pasta

Instructions

  • Begin by warming the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion until it is softened. Then add garlic and celery, saute until celery is soft.
  • Next, to wake up the dried herbs, stir in the dried thyme, dried basil, dried oregano, salt and pepper.
  • When the herbs begin to smell delicious, pour in the can of tomatoes, the tomato paste and the carton of vegetable stock. Bring the soup up to a boil and then drop to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Now it’s time for the secret weapon – frozen vegetables. Add whatever combination of vegetables your family likes. Bring the soup up to a boil again and drop it down to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • If your kids don’t like eating chunky vegetables, use an emersion blender to puree the cooked vegetables…before adding the pasta. Your soup will end up being a little bit thicker, so you may need to add an additional 1/2 cup of stock.
  • Time for the letters! Stir in the dried pasta and the additional 1 cup of vegetable stock. Simmer for 10 minutes. – until the letter are al dente.
  • Serve up the soup right away or set it aside to cool. Once the soup has cooled, store the soup in an air tight container in the fridge until ready to use.

Notes

Nutrition Info is to be used as a rough guide only. Nutrition Info is based on the products I am using and you may not be using the same products/brands. Thus, the Nutrition Info may vary.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.7g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 1108mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 8.1g | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 0.5mg