Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A delicious real alphabet soup which is much more nutritionally sound, as well as tastier, than the canned stuff. Recipe from "Stealth Health" Mar/99. In the ingredients, "Dried Italian herb seasoning is just regular dried Italian herb.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first five ingredients; boil.
  2. Add next four ingredients; boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer stirring occasionally for 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove most of the beans and transfer remaining liquid to a blender; process till smooth.
  4. Return mixture and beans back to the pot; Stir in alphabet pasta.
  5. Boil then reduce hear; cover and simmer 8 minutes until pasta is tender but firm.
  6. Yield: 6 1 1/2 cup servings.


Most Helpful

I cheated a bit when making this and used a can of white beans instead of dried beans and therefore omitted the water. The pasta used was Organic Vegetable Alphabets. I sauteed the veggies before adding the broth and reduced the cooking time to about 30 minutes. The cayenne gives the soup a very nice bite wihout making it hot. DD had a 2nd bowl. That alone would make it a 5 star recipe for me. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT4

Dreamer in Ontario June 26, 2008

Nice and easy and tasty too. The kids liked it and I'm happy that I made a nutritious meal. I used tinned kidney beans as I didn't have white beans, so I used a little less water, and it worked out really well. I chopped the onion really fine, used minced garlic, and grated the carrot, so I didn't puree at all, making it simple. I'm tempted to add a little chopped bacon next time, then the husband will eat it too!

gillegan November 15, 2012

Our family really enjoyed this soup. I was looking for something a bit different than our standard chicken noodle soup and this fit the bill. I had some extra tomato paste on hand so used a few tablespoons of that instead of the canned tomatoes and added extra stock. I also added some chopped green beans for extra veggies & colour.

pastawendy September 15, 2012

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