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A pot of alphabet soup with ground beef and vegetables.

Alphabet Soup

This recipe for alphabet soup is full of ground beef, vegetables and tender pasta, all simmered in a hearty tomato broth. The perfect family friendly dinner option!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword alphabet soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 205kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 2 carrots peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes do not drain
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup alphabet noodles
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen green beans
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves chopped


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery to the pot.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes or until softened. 
  • Add the ground beef to the pot and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned and mostly cooked through. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, beef broth, alphabet noodles, corn and green beans to the pot; bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 10-12 minutes or until noodles are tender and vegetables have softened.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as desired. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3650IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3.2mg