Homemade Alphabet Vegetable Soup

Laurie Silva Collins
Warm up with this kid-friendly soup.

It’s National Soup Month! Nothing says comfort on a chilly winter day like a hot bowl of soup. This recipe is very versatile;  just throw in any of your favorite veggies. The alphabet pasta makes it extra fun for kids, but any small pasta will work. 

Ingredients 

1 Tbsp. olive oil 

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 carrots diced

2 ribs celery, chopped 

4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth 

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

2 small potatoes, peeled and diced

1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup cut up green beans

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

1 1/2 cups cooked alphabet pasta, or other small pasta 

Fresh parmesan (optional)

Directions

In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook one to two minutes more.

Add chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, and Italian seasoning, stir to combine .

Bring to boiling.

Add diced potatoes, green beans, peas and kidney beans. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.

Cook small pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse. Add drained pasta to soup when soup has finished cooking.

Season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parmesan.