Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups chopped yellow onion

1 1/2 cups celery

1 1/2 cups sliced carrots

2 teaspoons of Emeril’s Bam, recipe follows

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth (use veggie broth to make it vegetarian!)

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 bay leaf

1 cup alphabet pasta


Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and Bam, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, canned tomatoes, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Add the alphabet pasta and stir well. Simmer until the pasta is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

Bam Seasoning:

3 tablespoons paprika

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons dried parsley

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregeno

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon celery salt

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

I was missing a few of these spices, but it was still fragrant and wonderful. Just use what you have! I also halved the recipe, as I didn’t want nearly a cup of seasoning. You can use this seasoning for anything else you want including soups, pizza, sauces, steak, etc. Bam!!

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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