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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup minced ham
  • 1 cup onion (minced)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic
  • 1 cup each (celery, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, mushrooms, tomatoes)
  • 2 tbsp. pesto sauce
  • ½ cup orzo or short pasta
  • 2 cups soft beans (pink or white)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese


  • In a medium saucepan add the olive oil, heat, add the ham and cook until golden brown. Add the onion, garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, season to taste, cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
Course: Soup

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