Alphabet soup that is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less.

Choosing healthy options for your family doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive, and today’s recipe proves that point. You are going to love this healthy 30 minute alphabet soup. It’s kid tested and healthy mama approved. If putting a healthy meal on the table is quick and easy then you have no reason not to!

This past summer I grew a huge garden and canned my heart out. My pantry is plum full of delicious veggies that I pull out now, in the middle of winter, and enjoy. I know that most of you weren’t able to do the same, so I made a recipe using lots and lots of canned veggies that you can pick up at the grocery store!

There is something magical about alphabet soup. Having all those fun letters hiding in it makes it so easy to dig in to. My little ones love finding the letters to their names and if they happen to eat tons of vegetables while doing so I’m not going to complain. This soup is thick and hearty without being heavy. With just the right amount of seasoning and a magical sweetness that comes from the use of ripe tomatoes in the tomato juice, this soup is going to please even the pickiest eaters.

Alphabet soup that is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less.

Tips and Tricks for making Alphabet Soup:

  • This soup is pretty thick, just the way I like it. If you’d like it less thick add a second can of water and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • You can find the alphabet letters near other pasta or in the Hispanic foods section of the grocery store.
  • This is a great dinner to add some Super Simple No-Knead Bread or some Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits both are great options that my kids love.
  • Don’t like green beans? Don’t add them! This is the kind of soup that you can add or take away what you do and don’t like really easily. Make it your own.

Alphabet soup that is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less.

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Healthy 30 Minute Alphabet Soup


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8

Description

Alphabet soup that is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 46-ounce can tomato juice
  • 1 14.5-ounce can Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 14.5-ounce Whole Green Beans
  • 1 14.5-ounce Peas and Carrots
  • 1 14.5-ounce Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 14.5 ounce can full of water
  • 2 tablespoon bullion base (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 12-ounce box alphabet noodles
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and onion over medium-high heat until the onion is cooked through and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, tomato juice, diced tomatoes (with the juice), green beans, peas and carrots, corn, water, bullion base, parsley, basil, and salt to the pan.
  2. Continue to heat until the mixture is boiling. Add the alphabet noodles and continue to cook while the mixture is boiling for 10 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the soup to rest for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste (don’t be stingy on the salt!) and enjoy right away.

Notes

  • This soup is pretty thick, just the way I like it. If you’d like it less thick add a second can of water and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • You can find the alphabet letters near other pasta or in the Hispanic foods section of the grocery store.

Alphabet soup that is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less.

Y-U-M is right! Wasn’t that easy?! Open a few cans, let the pasta cook, and enjoy. Done.

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This is one of our favorites and I can’t wait for you to make it too! Enjoy from my kitchen to yours.

Alphabet soup that is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less.
Alphabet soup that is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less.
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237 Responses
  1. Canned apples! Who knew you could do it and it would work?! I tried it this fall, and now I have a bunch of canned apples that I pull out, whip up a pie crust, and throw into the crust. FAN to the TASTIC. Love it. Beats freezing and then storing them in my still valuable freezer space.

  2. Nadine Schreiner

    I DO NOT buy anything but De Monte. I have my lazy susan and pantry stocked with green beans and corn. I try to stock up on them when they are on sale. I love to open a can of corn heat it up add butter and have it for lunch. I also make green bean casserole for the family which is their favorite. Del Monte is the best buy far and taste like fresh picked veggies. Keep up the good work Del Monte you are the best.

  3. cathy truman

    I have corn, green beans, peas, kidney beans, lima beans, baked beans, and tomatoes, peaches,
    pineapple and mixed fruit in my kitchen cabinet.

  4. Anastasia

    I LOVE tomatoes 🙂 From fat, juicy tomatoes off the vine to cherry tomatoes! They’re all so good 🙂 Lately, I’ve also started developing a thing for cucumbers. I don’t know why, but suddenly I am finding them super delicious 🙂

    1. Melissa

      I’m with you on the cucumbers! I didn’t like them my whole life until I had my second baby and now I love them… I even put them in tacos! Try it, you might love it 🙂

  5. Oh my gosh this looks so yummy!!! And you’re “yum” picture is darling. We always have canned tomatoes on hand. One of the only veggies we use canned. But maybe I’m gonna have to use Del Monte and give canned ones another go!

  6. I like to have canned tomato products on hand–and mandarin oranges. I just tried canned hominy for the first time and kind of liked it too. Thanks!
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  7. Emily Morelli

    I always keep a variety of dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates) on hand for snacks and add-ins to recipes.

  8. My favorite vegetables to stock in the pantry are sweetcorn, carrots, green beans and beans. I love to choose them all in a variety of recipes but I have to admit I am rather obsessed with green bean casserole at the moment!
    My favorite fruits to store are tangerines, pineapple and peaches! My children love to eat them straight from the cans and I like to use them in trifles.

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  9. I stock corn (my personal favorite), green beans, several different kinds of tomatoes, peaches, pears, mandarin orange. In fact, I probably have at least one of every item Del Monte offers.

  10. Terri Moore

    I like to keep in stock canned corn, peas and tomatoes, mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, pickles, olives and jars of artichoke hearts. Can always make something quick with those on hand.

  11. Stephanie Larison

    Canned green beans are the fave here. We have them pretty often. My daughter is crazy about peaches, so we always keep some on hand too.

  12. Kolt Kelough

    Never been a fan of peas, but corn is an absolute must! Whether it’s a side, in soup, or with nachos(don’t knock it until you try it!) I always have corn on hand.

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  14. david bleavins

    I keep my pantry stocked with Del Monte; peas and carrots, diced AND stewed tomatoes. My son eats most anything served over pasta so Del Monte makes up 85% of this skillet full of tasty, nutritious dinner – and leftovers for my work lunch box. Brown a cut up head of garlic in butter OR bacon grease if your lucky enough to have some around. Add a chopped onion to the partially browned garlic. Add I sliced up link of your favorite sausage or 1/2 lb of browned turkey burger when onions are half way done (they continue cooking while the sausage is cooking / releasing its flavor into the mix). Add a can of peas and carrots, one or two cans of diced or stewed tomatoes to heat up in last 5 min. of cooking, until sausage is done – plump and juicy !
    I serve it over pasta with grated parmesan chesse and toasted sour dough ! A complete nutritionally balanced meal in one skillet ! i store left over pasta seperately and combine before reheating throughout the week from my lunch box. Enjoy !

  15. Veronika

    Ok I love how quick and easy this soup is! Just my two cents- since I can’t ever find a box of alphabet noodles for the life of me (weird, right?!) I used orzo this last time and I definitely recommend that. I also cooked it for just five minutes (you’re supposed to cook it for ten according to the pasta box) and then just take it off the heat, uncovered, and it continues to cook through as it sits for ten minutes or so. I found this cooks it perfectly and it doesn’t overcook and get too mushy for leftovers, which I’m always nervous about with noodle dishes 🙂

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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