Hearty italian bean soup

Yield: 5 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ pounds Ham, cooked, cut into 1/2
2 \N Celery stalk, diced
2 \N Carrot, medium, chopped
1 \N Onion, medium,chopped
1 \N 8 Ounce zucchini, diced
2 \N 15 Oz. Can white beans
1 tablespoon Olive oil
½ teaspoon Basil
¼ teaspoon Pepper
1 can (16 oz) tomato, stewed
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
1 cup Spinach, fresh, chopped
1 dash Parmesan cheese, grated

1. Remove 1½ cup white kidney beans to medium bowl; mash beans until smooth with a potato masher or fork.

2. In 5 qt. pot, heat olive oil, ham, celery, carrots, onion, zucchini, basil, and pepper until veggies are tender and begin to brown, about 15 minutes.

3. Stir in stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, chopped spinach, mashed white beans, and 2 cups water, use spoon to break up tomatoes; heat till boiling.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes to blend flavors. Stir in remaining beans; heat through.

4. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #343 From: madams <madams@...>

Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 20:17:09 -0600

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