Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a tasty soup and kids seem to love the alphabet pasta. I got the recipe from a a cookbook called Yuletide on Hilton Head.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, cook onion and garlic over medium heat until onion is golden, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add seasoning and cook, while stirring, for one minute.
  3. Squish the tomatoes through your hands as you add them to the pot.
  4. Add beef broth and water and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes to blend flavors.
  6. Add vegetables and alphabet pasta.
  7. Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat until they are both tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Season soup with pepper and salt and stir in the parsley.


Most Helpful

DD is just starting to learn the letters, so we had fun eating and learning. I skipped the beef broth and used Recipe#135453 . I liked the addition of Itallian herbs.Thanks for sharing.

littlemafia January 08, 2010

This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe other then I used minced dried onions and I forgot to add the garlic. I used one tbl of italian seasoning as suggested. I also used crushed tomatoes and used canned veggies as I am not a fan of frozen veggies. I also didn't add the fresh parsley. I also added a pound of ground beef and didn't use the oil. We all enjoyed this.

bmcnichol August 24, 2009

I added ground beef and more pasta than called for-my DH just 'has' to have hearty soups. I didn't have any stewed tomatoes so added a can of diced, along with a little sugar, and didn't bother to crush the tomatoes. This started out as a 4*, called out by my eldest DS-he had 4 bowls throughout the day-in the end he changed his review to 7*! Needless to say this was highly approved. Thank You! August 20, 2006

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