Pasta Fagioli (Bean) Soup With Smoked Ham

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Classic Cuisine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stock pot, saute' onions,carrots and pepper in olive oil until tender. Add garlic,basil,oregano and ham Cook for 2 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, crushing them until they have a thick consistency.
  2. Add chicken stock and kidney beans, bring to a boil and stir in Rotini, boil until pasta is done. Scoop off excess fat.
  3. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add mushrooms, Cover and set aside for about 5 minutes. Top with Parmesan cheese and scallions before serving.
Most Helpful

Verra tasty. I don't use ham, so I used some home-smoked turkey (a wing), and used it to make some of the stock. I also doubled down on the basil, oregano, and garlic, as I am a spice ho, and I have yet to see too many recipes that couldn't be improved with a larger amount of spices than what's called for. Seems to me that most published recipes are way timid about using spices.

And, as I had no rigatoni, I used ditaloni. I also wasn't brave enough to try 4 "cloves" of cloves. I did use garlic. Now that I've tasted the soup, I'm thinking cloves would have made this soup taste way weird.

I thank the PTB for the 'Net and An endless assortment of recipes so I never have to cook the same thing twice! Unless it was THAT tasty, of

Sage0925 October 23, 2011

my guess is that the 4 cloves finely chopped refer to garlic and not the spice.

Art's Protege January 29, 2009