Instant Pot Alphabet Soup

In 2022, Wordle took the world by storm. I, like millions of others, became obsessed with trying to show everyone just how smart I am by trying to solve the once-a-day in 3 or less guesses. I’d usually do it right at midnight before passing out. And that’s when it happened, I began to see words in my sleep. And then I began to eat my words. No, seriously. I did. This game inspired me to create an easy-as-ABC, 4-ingredient, 2-step recipe, dump & go for kids of all ages: Alphabet Soup!

So dip your spoon in a bowl of this fun, educational and delicious alphabet soup that will trick kids into eating their veggies and expand all of our vocabularies.

Alphabet Soup
Adding vegetable broth to instant pot
This soup is literally as easy as ABC. To the Instant Pot, add vegetable broth…
Adding diced tomatoes to pot
…a can of diced tomatoes…
Adding frozen vegetables to pot
…a frozen veggie medley…
Adding alphabet pasta to pot
…and, of course, alphabet pasta!
Close up of alphabet pasta
(Yes, it’s literally tiny pasta letters…along with a few pasta numbers tossed in so it’ll help you count, too!)
Stirring pot
Stir everything together, secure the lid and pressure cook!
Finished soup
When done, all the pasta will have cooked perfectly!
Adding seasoned salt to soup
If you want to give it a little more flavor, feel free to add some seasoned salt to taste.
Ladling soup
Ladle it up…
Soup in bowl
…place in bowls…
The word "yum" spelled in soup spoon
…and look at the work my spoon spelled!
Spoon in soup
Seriously though, play with your food and have fun – build your Wordle game or teach the kids how to spell “c-h-o-r-e-s” – which making this soup certainly isn’t.
Man eating soup
Now go on and eat your words!
Man eating soup
Feel yourself getting wiser with each slurp.
And that’s it, folks! You’re ready to conquer the next Wordle and perhaps even win a spelling bee!

For a more grown-up version of a pasta-filled vegetable soup, try my Minestrone!

Instant Pot Alphabet Soup
Yield: 6

Instant Pot Alphabet Soup

Instant Pot Alphabet Soup

In 2022, Wordle took the world by storm. I, like millions of others, became obsessed with trying to show everyone just how smart I am by trying to solve the once-a-day in 3 or less guesses. I'd usually do it right at midnight before passing out. And that's when it happened, I began to see words in my sleep. And then I began to eat my words. No, seriously. I did. This game inspired me to create an easy-as-ABC, 4-ingredient, 2-step recipe, dump & go for kids of all ages: Alphabet Soup!

So dip your spoon in a bowl of this fun, educational and delicious alphabet soup that will trick kids into eating their veggies and expand all of our vocabularies.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the broth, diced tomatoes, frozen veggies, and pasta to the pot. Stir well. Top with the basil leaves but do not stir. Hit Cancel and then hit Pressure Cook or Manual at High Pressure for 2 minutes. Quick release when done.
  2. Stir in the seasoned salt (if using, start with 1 teaspoon and add more to taste), ladle into bowls and practice for tomorrow’s spelling test.

Jeffrey's Tips

I suggest only using ½ cup because while it may not look much in its uncooked state, it will expand and absorb the broth significantly as it cooks. If you have kids who REALLY want lots of alphabets in their soup, you can add ¾ or up to 1 cup of it, but I’d suggest serving the whole pot upon cooking. Otherwise, the pasta will continue to absorb the broth as it rests, making any leftover soup mostly pasta (but again, some kids may prefer this – anything that gets them to eat their veggies, right?) Of course, you can always add more broth if you find too much of it has been absorbed by the pasta while resting.

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  1. Aileen murphy

    Another home run (like there would be any doubt)! Used California medley frozen veggies so I had everything on hand!

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