Total Time
50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This soup has been a staple in our home for so many years I can't name the magazine I clipped it from! A great way to have homemade soup with less than an hour of time and use the left over ham. The original recipe calls for basil, but I found omitting it was more kid-friendly. I do add italian seasoning when the spirit moves. Round out the meal with crispy bread and a green salad and you have Olive Garden beat!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large sauce pan, heat oil and add onions and carrots.
  2. Cook 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add garlic and ham.
  4. Cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes.
  6. Add broth and beans.
  7. Bring to a boil and mash some of the beans to thicken.
  8. Lower heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  9. Return to boil and add pasta.
  10. Boil 6 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
  11. Season with freshly ground black pepper and cheese.
Most Helpful

Nice home style soup perfect for this cold January day. Served with fresh bread.

rniles January 03, 2013