Tomato Alphabet Soup Recipe


This is Grandma Olsen's original recipe. It's best served on a rainy day.

Step 1

Wash bottles in dish washer with hottest temperature setting.

Step 2

In separate pot, boil the bottle lids.

Step 3

Wash onions, peppers and celery. Peel the onions.

Step 4

Remove only the top core from the peppers.

Step 5

Use the entire head of celery, leaves and all, removing only the core.

Step 6

Cube onions, peppers and celery.

Step 7

Boil about 45 minutes tender using just enough water so it doesn't burn.

Step 8

Wash and quarter tomatoes (removing only the core), add to other veggies.

Step 9

Cook until mushy (about 35 to 40 minutes).

Step 10

Remove from heat; run through a blender then through a ricer (to remove all the seeds).

Step 11

Return to pot & add salt and sugar.

Step 12

Make a paste with flour using minimum water.

Step 13

Add paste to the soup to thicken, then bring to a boil.

Step 14

While waiting, cook alphabet macaroni in a separate pot.

Step 15

Add margarine to keep the macaroni from sticking together.

Step 16

Soup will need to boil 10 to 15 minutes, then add cooked alphabet noodles.

Step 17

Stir, returning the soup to a full boil.

Step 18

Pour into prepared bottles and seal lids.

Step 19

Wait 24 hours for jars to cool. Do not disturb bottles.

Step 20

Tap on bottle lid to see if it is vacumm tight (lid should have no downward leeway).

Step 21

Wipe bottles with wet washrag to remove spillage.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 ½ bushel Tomatoes
  • 1 6 large Green peppers
  • 1 3 cubes margarine
  • 1 1 cup sugar
  • 1 6 large Onions
  • 1 1 large stalk celery
  • 1 ¼ cup Salt
  • 1 1 cup Flour (or about ½ cup cornstarch)
  • 1 2 pounds of alphabet soup noodles/macaroni (cooked)
  • 1 (We have only been able to find alphabet macaroni in Hispanic brands)

About this Author

Larry Summers an member who donated this recipe.