Easy alphabet soup is fun for kids and nostalgic for grown ups! This soup is quick, easy and so much better for you and doesn’t come from a can!
Do you remember eating alphabet soup when you were a kid? Me, too! Want to continue the alphabet soup fun, but not a fan of canned soups? Same here. So I thought it can’t be that hard to make my own alphabet soup and guess what? Easy alphabet soup is just that. Easy! And it is pretty quick, too! So, I hope you give this one a try! It is a lot of fun and tastes great, too!
So, let’s start by talking a little bit about broth in general. If you buy the premade broths that is totally fine. I usually don’t because I would have to buy it by the gallon because I use so much. However, I strongly discourage making your own with granulated bouillons or using the cubes to make broth. The reason being I find the flavor to be a little stale and diminished greatly from what broths should taste like. Pictured above is the type of bouillon base I recommend if you are mixing up your own broths. It is kind of gooey, keeps well in the fridge and gives the flavor we are looking for. I like the Better than Bouillon brand, which is what is above. However, I also use the large tub of chicken base that is sold at Sam’s club, which is McCormick, because I use more chicken broth than anything else. You can buy these at just about any store and there are a lot of different flavors.
This is all you need for my easy alphabet soup. Vegetable broth, a small package of frozen veggies, a can of petite diced tomatoes, cubed potatoes and some alphabet pasta. I found the alphabet pasta in the Mexican food section at WalMart.
In a soup pot, bring 8 cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Add the potatoes, frozen veggies and the alphabet pasta. Bring back to a boil and boil until the potatoes and pasta are done. Add the can of tomatoes. Now, you might be wondering why I didn’t add the can of tomatoes in when I added everything else. The reason is that the acidity of the tomatoes will cause the potatoes to need to cook 3 to 4 times longer. And when the potatoes are finally cooked, they would have a grainy texture. So add the can of tomatoes after the potatoes are cooked through.
After you add the tomatoes, simmer the soup for 5 minutes and you’re done!
Makes 2 quarts of Soup
- 8 Cups Vegetable Broth read notes about broth in post
- 12 oz. package Frozen Mixed Vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas)
- 1 Cup small cubed Potatoes
- 1/4 Cup Alphabet Pasta (trust me this will be enough)
- 1 (14.5 oz) can Petite Diced Tomatoes
In a soup pot, bring the vegetable broth to a boil.
Add the mixed vegetables, potatoes, and alphabet pasta. DO NOT add the diced tomatoes yet. Boil until the potatoes are cooked through.
Add the can of diced tomatoes. Bring back to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Cool slightly and serve!
I found the alphabet pasta in the Mexican food section at WalMart.