Look Again: Alphabet Vegetable Soup

This classic recipe for Alphabet Vegetable Soup is so much better than the stuff you buy in a can!

  • Author: Happy Healthy Mama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 tablespoons organic butter or oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced (optional)
  • 1 russet potato, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets or 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup alphabet pasta (or other small shape)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn


  1. In a large stockpot or dutch oven, heat the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, and cauliflower/red pepper, and cook about 5 minutes, stirring a few times during that time.
  3. Add the broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover the soup, and cook another 20 minutes.
  4.  Stir in the pasta and cook 5 more minutes.  Stir in the peas and corn and cook about five more minutes, until the peas and corn are heated throughly. Enjoy!


To make this a vegan soup, use oil instead of butter and vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

Any small pasta shape will work, but you can purchase the alphabet pasta here. (aff link)


Keywords: Alphabet soup