Alphabet soup

Alphabet soup


Serves 4


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 carrot (diced)
  • 1 potato (peeled)
  • 6 cup chicken stock (liquid)
  • 1/2 cup pasta
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup leftover cooked chicken
  • 1 long green shallots (sliced)


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, carrots and potato, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Add stock and bring to the boil.

Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes until just cooked and vegetables are tender.

Add zucchini, peas and chicken and cook for a further minute or two until warmed through. Serve topped with sliced shallots.

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Serving Suggestions


  • My kids love taking this in thermoses to school for winter lunches.
  • You can use any small pasta – or try some of the novelty pastas that are available if it’ll keep the kids interested.
  • Omit the chicken and use vegetable stock for a vegetarian version.
  • This recipe was created by Greer Worsley for Kidspot.

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