Alphabet Soup

Kids love this flavourful, nourishing soup recipe

We love this delicious real alphabet soup recipe, which is much more nutritious (and tasty!) than the canned version. Plus: what other food can you read while you eat?

Bon appétit!

Makes 6 servings

• ¼ cup onions, diced
• ¼ cup carrots, diced
• ½ cup celery, diced
• 3 ½ tsp green bell peppers, diced
• 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
• 2 ½ tsp sunflower oil
• 1 cup crushed tomatoes
• 3 ¾ cup water
• ½ cup frozen corn
• ½ cup frozen peas
• ½ cup green beans, chopped
• 1 tsp sea salt
• Pinch dry basil
• Pinch dry oregano
• Pinch dry thyme
• Pinch dry parsley
• Pinch sweet paprika
• 2 ½ tbsp. water
• 1 tbsp arrowroot
• ½ cup alphabet noodles

1. In a large pot, sauté onions, carrots, celery, bell pepper and garlic in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Keep stirring so the veggies don't stick!
2. Add crushed tomatoes, 3 ¾ cup of water, corn, peas, beans, salt and spices and stir together.
3. Mix arrowroot with 2 ½ tbsp of water until dissolved. Add to the soup mixture and stir.
4. Bring soup to a boil, then let it simmer on medium for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Cook alphabet noodles separately, drain and then add to the soup. Give it a stir then serve!

• No arrowroot kicking around? Use organic cornstarch instead.
• Freeze individual portions for later. Perfect for your kid’s lunch thermos!


Real Food for Real Kids is a Toronto-based catering company that aims to reconnect children and families to real food by providing delicious and healthy meals and snacks – made fresh from scratch.