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Involve your kids, while preparing this soup, by asking them to gather the ingredients and chop the vegetables – you can just hand over blunt baby scissors and ask them to cut whichever vegetable they can. Pick out letters from the alphabet pasta for a quick lesson at mealtime!
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|6 People||20-25 Minutes||15-20 Minutes|
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1/3 cup chopped celery
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tsp (teaspoon) dried basil
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 500 g diced tomatoes
- 300 g alphabet pasta, cooked
- 1 cup reduced-fat milk
Drop the butter in a saucepan and melt it over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion, carrot, and celery; sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Now add the vegetable broth, basil, pepper, tomatoes, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in 1/2 the pasta. Remove from heat; let it stand for 5 minutes.
Divide the tomato mixture into parts. Place the first half in a blender, and process until smooth. Pour the puréed soup into a large bowl. Repeat the same procedure with remaining tomato mixture.
Pour puréed soup back in to the pan; add remaining pasta and milk and stir.
Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, with continuous stirring. Do not boil.
Your tomato alphabet soup is ready to serve.
|Calories||534 K cal|
|Total Fat||17.6 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||87.0 g|