By LUv 2 BaKE on February 25, 2005
Photo by Thorsten
Photo by Thorsten
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (286 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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"
"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!"
"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."
"We were crazy about this recipe. I made it for my daughters to take to school in their lunches. When it was almost gone, I finished it up. It is a good thing I didn't try it first because they might not have had any if I had! This was a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. I used canned white beans and substituted tomato puree for the tomatoes as one of my daughters doesn't like pieces of tomato. I will stick to this recipe from here on out - it was just right!! Thank you for sharing!"
"This was really good, and simple! I took out the beans completely from the recipe, but added browned ground turkey at the same time as adding the noodles. (Husband always has to have some sort of meat or poultry in his dinner!) My grocery store didn't have Alphabet pasta, so I used small shells and they worked great!"
"very very good! i made it as written, except instead of white beans i used a 15 bean & lentil mix (dried). all three kids enjoyed it, as well as my husband and i. i think next time i make it i will make a double batch and freeze half (probably without the pasta) for a quick supper! thank you for posting!"
"This was really good! My kids just loved it. I liked the addition of the cayenne since it gave it a nice little kick, but not too much. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers."
"5 stars fro bringing back childhood memories and presenting it in a healthy way. No added fat here, great.I love the sweet tastes of tomatoes and carrots. And beans are wonderful protein source. I used canned canneloni beans and so I could reduce cooking time to just 20 minutes. Try this soup next time with some friends. Add some fresh tomato pieces and some slices of carrots for reference. You will see everybody knows this soup and will be delighted to get it again after many years. Like it was for me. I loved alphabet soup as child and still do. Thanks for sharing."
"This was both easy and delicious... and the grandbabies loved it. Despite leaving the alphabet pasta here at the house when I went over to DD's to visit this afternoon, the soup worked well w/ "wagon wheel" pasta. Eleven month old Chloe was thinking about every piece of food I put in her mouth, trying to figure out what it was I was giving her... and she kept opening her mouth for more. I froze extra soup in 2 cup containers for DD to have for future meals. I sampled the soup myself and it is very tasty. "
"Yummy Yummy Yummy. Great way to hide veggies from kids who are picky eaters. I'm lucky, as my daughter loves her veggies. Didn't have alphabet pasta, so we used dinosaur pasta. I puree the lot including the beans didn't have the time to pick them out. I used canned beans as needed the soup in a hurry."
"The kids had tons of fun eating this and I thought it was yummy too! I used a quart of diced tomatoes (and added a Tbsp of sugar)and skipped the puree step (my kids like picking out the different veggies and saying-"ooh I'm eating a carrot!") I hadn't tried cooking with beans without soaking first. It's actually pretty quick that way. It was a thick soup but that's fine by me. I'll definitely be making this again along with some variations. Thanks!"
"An excellent soup that is truly mmmm mmmm good! My kids think so, too. I've been making this recipe every week since I found it. It is rather thick, so I add a little more broth. Sometimes I do the puree step, sometimes I don't (when I'm feeling lazy). I've used the dried beans (which I prefer), and I've also used canned. It was great every single time. "
"My family greatly enjoyed this wonderfully seasoned soup. Don't skimp on the liquid ingredients because it does end up a thick soup. I used a 15 ounce can of cannellini beans and they worked well. I had two, and then three helpings--it's a good thing it's "Healthy Alphabet Soup"! Thanks, LUv2BaKE, for a great recipe!"