Tomato Soup with Pasta Alphabets

Tomato Soup with Pasta Alphabets

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in 1/2 the pasta. Remove from heat; let it stand for 5 minutes.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Pour puréed soup back in to the pan; add remaining pasta and milk and stir.

Step 5

Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, with continuous stirring. Do not boil.

Step 6

Your tomato alphabet soup is ready to serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories 534 K cal
Proteins 11.0 g
Total Fat 17.6 g
Total Carbohydrates 87.0 g
Cholesterol 124 mg
Sodium 286 mg
Potassium 352 mg
Tip -In our version of the tomato soup, we have made use of pureed pasta instead of cream or cornflour to thicken the soup. You can use cream or cornflour if you want.