Winter Minestrone


The perfect rustic soup to help warm yourself by the fire.

Serves 6

1 can ( 15 oz.) White Beans drained
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 c (about 8 oz.) diced cooked ham
1 c cooked orzo pasta (4 oz. uncooked)
1⁄4 c chopped parsley
red pepper flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
1⁄4 c grated parmesan cheese

In a large saucepan, bring white beans, green beans, tomatoes, mixed vegetables, ham and 4 cups water to a simmer over medium heat. Add orzo, parsley and pepper flakes; simmer a few minutes more. Drizzle each bowl with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.