Easy soup is high in protien

Easy soup is high in protien


Husband discovered this recipe years ago and I liked it so much that I included it in our private family cookbook first compiled in 1999.

Ham, Bean, Bow-tie pasta soup

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 342 calories

Fat 7 g

Carbs 47 g

Protein 24 g



  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz can water, maybe more
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat bow-tie pasta
  • 2 cups cooked lean ham, diced


Brown rosemary and garlic and oil in a 2 quart saucepan.

Drain liquid from tomato can-save for later use.

Add tomatoes and mash until mushy. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

add beans, water and reserved liquid from tomatoes, bring to a boil.

Add pasta and simmer until almost tender.

Add ham and simmer until pasta is tender.

Add enough water to get eight 1 cup servings or just until soup is the consistency that you like.

Here are some photos to supplement the instructions:

IMG_4176I tried to get organic ingredients.  Rosemary came from the garden.  Organic whole wheat bow-tie pasta was hard to find and expensive but it was very good.  Some whole wheat pastas can be very heavy but you really couldn’t tell the difference once it was cooked.


Browning the garlic and rosemary in oil.  This is a larger sauce pan than needed.  The smell of this is AMAZING!!

IMG_4179Mashing the tomatoes, this does not have to be too thorough.


Draining the beans-this gives me a chance to show a handy kitchen gadget I discovered called a can colander.  It fits over the top of a 15oz can or down inside a tuna can to drain,  works great and under $5.

Depending on whether you simmer with the lid on or off and how high the heat is, you may need to add additional water to this soup.

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