Alphabet Soup

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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped carrot

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped green beans (1/2-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


  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 1 1/2 teaspoons Parmesan.


To make ahead: Refrigerate soup for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g 23%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Vitamin A 5872IU 117%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 73mcg 18%
Sodium 555mg 24%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 680mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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