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Alphabet Soup

  • 25 m
  • 25 m
Hilary Meyer
“Recite your ABC's while you enjoy this kid-friendly soup that you can feel good about serving—it's packed with healthy vegetables. If you can't find alphabet noodles, any small pasta (like orzo) will work.”

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup chopped carrot
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 1 cup chopped green beans ( ½-inch pieces)
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or "no-chicken" broth
    • 1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
    • 4 ounces alphabet-shaped pasta or other fun shape
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add carrot, onion, green beans and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant and beginning to soften, 2 to 4 minutes. Add broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and vegetables are tender; 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with 1½ teaspoons Parmesan.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate soup for up to 3 days.
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