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Alphabet Soup

This Alphabet Soup is a homemade version of the classic canned soup! This hearty and healthy one-pot dinner is packed with beef, veggies, pasta, cheese, and more!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alphabet pasta, healthy, One Pot
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth




  • 1 pound ground beef I used 80/20
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste (I used way more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (32 oz) boxes beef broth plus more for thinning, if necessary
  • 1 (46 oz) bottle tomato juice
  • 1 (10 oz) russet potato peeled and cubed into 1/2 - 1 inch chunks
  • 1 (12 oz) bag frozen green beans keep frozen
  • 1 cup frozen corn keep frozen
  • 1 (12 oz) box uncooked alphabet pasta
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  • Sour cream for serving, if desired
  • Shredded monterey-jack cheese for serving, if desired


  • Heat a large stockpot over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in beef, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook, breaking up the meat as you go, until the beef is no longer pink and the carrots are tender.
  • Stir in the broth, tomato juice, and potato.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 8 minutes - you’ll likely need to lower your heat to keep at a simmer.
  • Add in frozen green beans, corn, and pasta.
  • Raise heat back to medium/medium-high and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Boil according to pasta box directions (mine said boil for 7-9 minutes), stirring regularly to prevent burning.
  • Test to make sure the potatoes are fork tender and the pasta is cooked to your liking, then remove from heat.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese, then taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve with optional toppings and enjoy!
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Serving: 1person | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 945mg | Potassium: 800mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2793IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 3mg