Friday, December 29, 2017

Tuscan Ham and White Bean Soup

I don't know about you, but our fridge is still full of yummy holiday leftovers!  We had enough ham to feed a small army, so I decided to whip up a few batches of soup for us to enjoy!  It turned out that I needed to drop off dinner for a friend, and had plenty to do so....this batch makes quite a lot!  I didn't follow a specific recipe, but just created it out of things we currently had in our fridge and pantry.  It turned out great, even the kids thought it was delicious (although the spinach was picked out of their portions.)  Give it a try - and let me know if you do!  



3-4 cups of ham (cut into small chunks)
8 oz (¾  bag) of frozen onion/carrot/celery mix
1 tbsp minced garlic
32 oz vegetable broth
32 oz chicken broth
1 cup water
1 can great northern beans, drained
1 can white kernel corn, drained
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
2 cups chopped spinach
Salt and pepper to taste


In large pot, saute onion/carrots/celery for 4-5 minutes.  Add garlic and saute 2 more minutes.  
Add in ham, broths, water, beans, corn, and herbs.  
Bring to simmer, top with lid, and cook for 30-45 minutes.  
Before serving, add spinach in and cook for 5 more minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

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