Winter is definitely soup time! What is better than a steamy bowl of soup on a chilly day?
Alphabet Soup is a yummy and fun dish to eat. So many possibilities in the bowl… words, sentences, poetry! And even if you don’t let your children play with their food (Hey, this is educational, right?) you’ll have a nutritious meal on the table in 15 minutes!
This is an easy recipe for children to put together (my eight-year-old can make it!). I intentionally chose ingredients that are simple for kids to manage.
Of course before any cooking happens, it is important to discuss kitchen safety! The main safety concerns with this recipe would be using a can opener and managing the boiling soup. If your child isn’t ready to navigate those tasks alone, be sure to supervise closely!
Kids can easily help rinse the beans before adding them to the pot.
They can also measure and add the frozen veggies. (See the recipe below for complete directions.)
And don’t forget, you can always sneak a little school into lunch time using those pasta letters! Who says school can’t be fun?
- 32 oz chicken stock
- 1 can white beans
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp onoin powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp basil
- ¼ tsp oregano
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 7 oz bag alphabet pasta
- salt to taste
- Pour the chicken stock and diced tomatoes (with liquid) into a pot.
- Rinse the canned beans and add them to the soup pot.
- Add onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, basil, and oregano. Stir!
- Put your soup pot on the stove on medium-high, and bring it to a boil.
- Once the liquid is boiling, add the frozen vegetables and alphabet pasta.
- Return your soup to a boil and cook for 8 minutes (or until the pasta is done!).
- Salt to taste; then serve.
Patti Brown homeschools her three children, ages 8 to 17. Along with her daughter, Abbie, she blogs at Blossoms and Posies, a home making and craft site for kids and moms. Be sure to stop by to visit and let them know that you found out about them on the Hip Homeschool Moms site! You can also find Patti on the Build a Menu site, an online menu planning service.