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Homemade Alphabet Soup

Bring back childhood memories with this comforting and fun soup, featuring tiny meatballs, tender pasta letters, and a medley of colorful veggies in a savory broth.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
88% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Under 30 minutes


for 6 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • neutral oil, as needed


  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 celery, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup vegetable stock (120 mL)
  • ½ cup alphabet pasta (100 g), or any pasta of your choice, cooked
  • cheese, to taste, optional

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 289
  • Fat 17g
  • Carbs 9g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 21g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Make the meatballs: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix gently with your hands until just combined.
  2. Roll the meat mixture into small balls, then pan-sear in a large pot with a drizzle of oil until the meatballs have a dark brown crust, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the meatballs from the pot and set aside.
  3. Add the carrot, celery, and tomatoes the same pot. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Use an immersion blender to purée the vegetables until smooth.
  5. Add the vegetable stock, pasta, and meatballs to the pot, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
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