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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pasta Fagioli Soup

A simple twist on a traditional Italian Ham and Bean soup.

Hun... What's for Dinner?: Pasta Fagioli- A simple twist on a traditional Italian Ham and Bean soup.


It's been a busy time of year, but we've finally gotten our house back in order. Christmas was wonderful, though I didn't take the time to share all my wonderful desserts with you. I will dedicate an entry to them in the near future.

We baked a ham for Christmas dinner, which means we had leftovers. Anytime we have ham, I save the bone to make my Mother in Law's Pasta Fagioli Soup. She made this for me about 3 yrs ago and I fell inlove with it. It is so simple, yet so yummy. It's one of Hubby's favourites and the kids are pretty crazy about it too. It's a great way to use up ham bone and it's very easy on the budget too.


Pasta Fagioli Soup

1/2 bag of great northern beans, sorted and rinsed
1 onion, chopped
1 ham bone
2 C chopped ham
1/2 box ditalini pasta
2 cans tomato soup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

In a large pot of water, bring beans, onion and ham bone to a boil. Simmer over med low heat, until beans are tender, 2 or more hrs, adding water when needed. Once beans are tender, add ham, ditalini, tomato soup, salt and pepper and any additional water, to almost fill the pot. Simmer, on very low heat, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender.


Hun... What's for Dinner?: Pasta Fagioli- A simple twist on a traditional Italian Ham and Bean soup.

7 comments:

Goeltzy said...

Thanks for this recipe! I am making it right now and hopefully freezing it for when I have my next baby. I hope it is as good as it sounds! Love your blog!

Hun said...

Thanks so much. Hope you enjoyed the soup as much as we do!! Congrats and Good luck with your new arrival!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

I like the use of the ham bone to make this soup -- my recipe was a little too bland for our liking, maybe this will be better :)

Jennifer R said...

What is the size of bag of beans? I buy in bulk, so my bag is 50 pounds. ;)

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Hi Jennifer, I buy 16 oz bags of beans, so about 8 oz of dried beans.

Jennifer R said...

Thanks! I made this tonight (I actually bought a ham so I could use your menu this week) and it was great! We have a ton of leftovers too.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for trying it out :)