Alphabet Soup - The Gingered Whisk

Friday, April 26, 2013

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup

It's probably getting a little late into spring to post a hearty soup recipe, but I wanted to get this to you before I totally forgot about it. A few weeks (or maybe months...) I found alphabet pasta in the grocery store and I got so excited about it I immediately bought it! I wanted to make something a bit more healthy and hearty than the canned variety, and so I made this amazing and delicious soup - perfect for kids and adults alike!

Alphabet Soup

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Keywords: stove-top soup/stew entree carrots parsnip pasta tomatoes fall winter
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced small
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced small
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and diced small
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 heaping spoonful of tomato paste
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup alphabet pasta
  • Fresh parsley and parmesan cheese for topping
In a large pot, heat the oil and sauté the onion until soft.
Add the celery, carrot, and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the stock, bay leaf, dried basil, diced tomatoes and let simmer for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender but still have a firm bite.
Add the pasta and simmer for another 5-8 minutes, until done.
Remove the bay leaf, add the tomato paste and season with salt and pepper to desired taste.
Let simmer until thickened, and then serve.
Top with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese and enjoy!
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