Mom's Italian Bean Soup Recipe

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Mom's Italian Bean Soup

Lee Rzeplinski

By
@leerz

I didn't enjoy this dish as a child but have come to love it. My children often request this soup. I like to leave mine a little thicker than most soups...just a personal preference.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

6 Hr

Ingredients

1
ham bone
1 lb
dried great northern beans
2 c
sliced celery...include leaves
2 Tbsp
minced garlic (jar type is fine)
1/2
can tomato paste
1/2 lb
thin spaghetti

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse beans.
2
Place ham bone and beans in 4-5 qt. pot and cover with water.
3
Add all other ingredients except spaghetti.
4
Simmer for 5-6 hours or until beans are tender. You can soak the beans overnight and reduce the cooking time but, I never seem to think that far ahead. Add water as necessary. I like a thicker soup so, I don't add much.
5
Break spaghetti into one inch pieces and boil in a separate pot until aldente. Add to beans and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups