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Alphabet Vegetable Soup

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Keep your little ones warm in the wintertime with this healthy and hearty Alphabet Soup. Kids will have fun spelling out words with the pasta letters and trying out a variety of veggies!

A good bowl of soup is like a big hug during colder months. This is also the time of year people tend to catch colds, so loading up on lots of fruits and veggies is a great way to keep your immune system going strong.

Nutrition Tip: Vegetables provide your body with vitamins A and C, which help fight illness and promote healing.

This soup comes together in one pot and is packed with carrots, kale, green beans, potatoes, RealSweet® sweet onions and tomatoes. Pump up the protein by adding your favorite beans (to keep it vegetarian), chicken or beef. You can also easily swap out veggies with your favorites or whatever you have on hand.

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Vegetable soup in blue bowl on white plate with spoon. Two thermos containers shown in background
Alphabet Vegetable Soup

Alphabet Vegetable Soup

Keep your little ones warm in the winter time with this healthy and hearty Alphabet Soup.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces green beans, chopped
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • 1 russet potato, peeled, diced
  • 1/2 medium RealSweet® sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup uncooked alphabet pasta

Instructions

Stovetop Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add green beans, carrots, kale, potatoes and onion, and cook 5 minutes, or until softened. Add broth, tomatoes, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Stir in pasta and cook 10 minutes, or until cooked.


Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Add green beans, carrots, kale, potatoes, onion, broth, tomatoes, salt, pepper and garlic powder to Instant Pot. Stir, cover with lid and set valve to sealing.
  2. Set to pressure cook on high 5 minutes. Once done, quick release steam. Remove lid.
  3. Stir in pasta. Press saute and cook 5 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

2 Comments on Alphabet Vegetable Soup

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  1. Great home cooked meal, in about 30 minutes. I’ll take it! Sounds great, even on a weeknight.

  2. This would be an awesome recipe to make with children in my home daycare. This meal becomes a learning activity as children identify the letters in their soup. Hopefully, picky eaters will focus more on “playing” and will eat their veggies LOL

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