North Pole Soup (Ham & Kidney Bean Soup)

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Total Time
45mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is from a long-defunct and short-lived 1980's magazine, "New Woman." It's a delicious and easy soup, and although the recipe doesn't call for it, I like to add cabbage and to spice it up with some crushed red pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in medium saucepan. Cook carrot and onion in hot oil, 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, basil and ham and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and if using whole tomatoes, crush. Add broth & beans. Mash some of the beans with potato masher. Simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Add pasta, and cook until done per package directions.
  5. Serve with Parmesan cheese.