Ok, I admit it. I tried to spell “Life’s A Tomato” in my alphabet soup tonight. I gave up after I couldn’t find an “L”. Regardless, this simple soup was fun to eat. It certainly brought back childhood memories of a quick bowl of alphabet soup for a school day lunch.
Who didn’t love eating this soup as a kid? Well, it’s just as good (even better) now in this homemade version. Perfect on a chilly, snowy day like today here in Indianapolis.
- Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion, celery, carrots and Creole seasoning. Stir and cook until all of the vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, stir, and cook another minute.
- Add the broth, water, black pepper, and the bay leaf. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Season with more pepper and some salt as desired.
- Add the pasta and let simmer another 10 minutes until cooked.
- Serve with hot fresh-baked French bread.
Nutritional values are approximate.