Homemade Alphabet Soup

With a rich tomato base and beefy filling this Alphabet Soup Recipe will take you right back to childhood! If you loved this classic soup as a kid you can now make this easy meal at home and it will taste 100 times better than the canned stuff, I promise!

It’s easy to make! Alphabet Soup is simple to make, family favorite, fun meal. It was a favorite growing up and this homemade version is even better!

Homemade Alphabet Vegetable Soup Recipe

Alphabet Soup is childhood favorite! This is a delicious soup recipe, great for kids and young and old!
CourseSoups and Stews
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Servings4 servings
AuthorDeb Clark


  • Alphabet Soup Pasta


  • 6 oz sirloin steak small ½ inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup alphabet pasta
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 oz fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes just a pinch!
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a large dutch oven, or stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the beef and season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Saute until the beef is lightly browned.
  • Add the onions, carrots and celery and saute about three minutes, just until the vegetables begins to soften.
  • Add the fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce and beef stock. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover loosely and simmer for one hour.
  • Bring the mixture back to a boil and add the alphabet pasta. Stir when adding the pasta so it doesn’t clump.
  • Continue to boil, stirring often. Cook just the pasta is al dente (according to package directions).


Tips to cook Alphabet Soup Recipe

Stir the pasta while it’s cooking.

  • That will ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Additionally, stirring the pasta will release the starch and help thicken the soup.

This is a thick soup, add an additional cup of beef broth if you’d prefer a thinner soup.

Cook just to al dente. As the soup cools the pasta will continue to cook and swell in size. Though you may think it’s not enough pasta, you’ll see it’s the perfect amount!

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