This classically simple Alphabet Soup Recipe is a favorite for kids, but hearty (and delicious) enough for everyone!

Nothing is more comforting than a cozy bowl of homemade soup. This fun version is perfect for dipping bread or crumbling crackers. It’s great for those cool fall evenings and reheats well for lunches.

Alphabet Soup in a bowl with a spoon

As Easy as ABC

  • An easy go-to soup, perfect for kid sick days and lunches.
  • It’s a mix-and-match meal. Make it beef, chicken, or vegetable broth. Add leftover meats and veggies.
  • A super fun soup that keeps kids engaged, trying to find all the pasta letters, while they enjoy a healthy meal.
  • Serve with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich or some Rainbow Fruit Kabobs.

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Ingredients for Alphabet Soup

PASTA: Alphabet noodles are what make this soup so fun! Find alphabet pasta with the other pastas in the supermarket or online here. If you can’t find them, use other mini pasta or even orzo.

VEGGIES: Sautéed carrots, onion, & celery are added to broth along with a can of tomatoes and potatoes. For a shortcut, you can use frozen veggies.

SEASONINGS: Garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, & pepper are mixed with the veggies, broth, & pasta for the perfect flavor combination!


This soup is perfect for adding extra meat or veggies or mini meatballs. Add a bag of frozen vegetable medley, & some parmesan cheese.

Alphabet Soup ingredients in a pot

How to Make Alphabet Soup

  1. Sauté vegetables with garlic until soft & fragrant.
  2. Add broth, tomatoes, potato, & seasonings.
  3. Simmer with alphabet pasta until tender.

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For best results, Alphabet Soup will keep in the refrigerator for about 4 days. Simply reheat on the stovetop. Freeze soup after it’s been cooled in zippered bags with the date labeled on the outside. It will freeze for up to 4 weeks.

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Easy Alphabet Soup

Alphabet noodles are simmered with fresh veggies, broth, & seasonings to create this savory soup enjoyed by kids & adults alike!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cups beef broth reduced sodium
  • 1 cup water
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 potato diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup alphabet noodles uncooked


  • In a large pot over medium heat, saute carrots, celery, onion, and garlic until onion begins to soften.
  • Add broth, water, tomatoes, tomato paste, potato, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add alphabet noodles and cook for 7-8 minutes or until noodles are cooked al dente.


Fresh vegetables can be substituted for frozen veggies.
Cooked ground beef, shredded chicken, or mini meatballs can be added.
5 from 19 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 121 | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1785IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
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    1. I use a yellow onion and for the potatoes any would work, I usually use russet because that’s what I have on hand. I hope this helps Sarah!

  1. I had luck finding the ABC pasta at a local Amish store. I used chicken broth and it turned out great. Served with grilled cheese.5 stars

    1. I have only tried the recipe as written Patty so I can’t say for sure. You could try substituting for crushed tomatoes, but it will change the flavor and texture of the soup slightly, but will still be delicious. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  2. Good Morning Holly, I just love all your recipes and look forward to them everyday. Love the alphabet soup recipe but I find it hard to buy the alphabet macaroni anymore. Thank goodness I did find a source. Our local fire company adds them to their chicken corn soup every year. Keep up the wonderful recipes.

    1. Look in the Mexican section at your grocery store. They usually carry it. Or go to a Mexican grocery store. I hope this helps you.