4 Reviews

I love bean soups but must admit I'd never have thought to use a can of pork & beans, but it does work beautifully, especially with the added ham! Pretty much followed the recipe right on down & I now have another great recipe for soup for the coming cool months! Thanks for sharing this one! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

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Sydney Mike November 16, 2011

This was much better than I thought it would be!! Unique idea. I used half a pouch of french onion soup mix instead of broth bc that is all I had. I tasted it as written and thought it was a little flat, so added half a can of diced tomatoes and red pepper flakes to take it where it needed to be... This is one I will remember when I don't want to go to the store.

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mcneal.stephanie November 17, 2015

A nice, hearty soup with the addition of the pasta and we liked the pork & bean flavor. I used John Morrell 96% Fat Free Ham Cubes and also added salt and pepper. My macaroni was tender in 10 minutes.

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LainieBug March 24, 2008

I made this today for hubby, myself and our toddler (13 months old) - all THREE of us devoured it!!! Although I've never had a soup with a can of pork and beans, and it sounded like a "funny" ingredient to me, I LOVE pork and beans and really wanted to try this- so glad I did! My only two changes were to leave out the onion (as I'm not fond of them) and I used ditalini pasta rather than elbows (thought I had elbows so I didn't buy them, turned out I didn't - so I used what I had on hand). I used ham leftover from Easter... and YUM! I had two bowls... and we have NO leftovers between the 3 of us. Even our 13th month old enjoyed her small bowl (although she's not a noodle fan, she kept opening big for the beans and broth!). All of the flavors blended extremely well together and I will most certainly make again. Thanks for the GREAT soup recipe!

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ErikaNY April 11, 2007
Pork and Bean Minestrone Soup