Easy Vegetable Alphabet Soup

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Vegetable Alphabet Soup is a quick and easy soup full of veggies in a tomato based broth finished with ABC pasta shapes.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 2 - 14 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 - 32 oz. low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 16 oz, frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, green beans, peas)
  • 1 - 10 oz. can diced potatoes (drained)
  • 1 cup dry ABC pasta
  • 1 - 10 oz. can condensed tomato soup
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In large dutch oven (6 quart), heat oil on med heat. Add in onion and celery. Cook for about 6 minutes or until they start to soften.
  2. Stir in garlic, dried thyme, and diced zucchini. (I also salt and pepper at this stage). Continue to cook on med heat until onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add in diced tomatoes, vegetable (or chicken) stock, frozen vegetables and canned potatoes. Stir in condensed tomato soup. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer with lid on loosely.
  4. While soup simmers, heat water in a med sized pot to boiling. Add pasta and cook to al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water (to remove some of the starch and stop cooking process). Set aside.
  5. Check on soup, when all the veggies are soft and cooked through, turn off heat. Add lemon juice. Check for seasoning and adjust as needed. Stir in pasta and serve. (the heat from the soup will warm up the pasta)

Yield: 24 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 40 mins.

Total time: 50 mins.

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