Soup Week: Alphabet Soup | Mostly Homemade Mom

Soup Week: Alphabet Soup

November 8, 2012

We're on day 4 of soup week and I hope you're having a blast with me! So far I've shared Simple Spinach Tortellini Soup, Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup, and Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup. Let's see what the soup of the day is today...

Alphabet Soup! And SOOO much better than the can. Not only is this soup super fun to serve to your kids, it's really delicious! I was able to find alphabet pasta (San Giorgio brand) at a larger Giant grocery store, but you can substitute orzo if needed. Silas had a great time asking me what all the letters were and trying to find all the "s" pastas in his bowl. We ended the meal by reading Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book. What a fun afternoon, you have to try it with your family!

Alphabet Soup

1lb ground beef
3 cups beef broth
1 carrot, peeled and diced
3 teaspoons (or 3 cloves) minced garlic
2 tablespoons dried, minced onion
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
15oz can Great Northern beans, drained
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup alphabet pasta, uncooked

Brown ground beef in stock pot, drain, and return to pot. Add broth, carrot, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, beans, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Stir in 1 cup alphabet pasta, cook an additional 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

The little pasta ABCs tend to soak up the extra liquid, so if you're serving leftovers you might add additional beef broth as needed. 

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5 comments on "Soup Week: Alphabet Soup"
  1. i love making soups in crock pots and having them to eat on all day on a lazy Sunday YUMMY

  2. I saw this on Foodie Friday and I love that you used alphabet pasta... it brought back my memories from the past! The soup looks good and certainly a good time of year to have.... new follower too.

  3. This looks wonderful! I'm pinning it now, my family would love it!
    Thanks for linking up to our November SPARK party! I've featured your soup today, here's the link if you'd like to check it out :)

  4. Uma das melhores coisas do inverno é uma deliciosa sopa e esta parece deliciosa!
    Um belo final de semana!