Ham and Pasta Soup

Ham and Pasta Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 100 grams pasta shells cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup chopped ham scrap ham, in my case
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and cut into half-inch cubes
  • 10 string beans the short variety known as Baguio beans in these parts, not yard-long beans, stringed and cut into half-inch lengths
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil, or a combination of the two
  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 5 to 6 cups bone broth
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Heat the olive oil or butter (or both) in a pan.
  • Add the onion and tomatoes and cook gently until softened.
  • Pour in the broth.
  • Add the carrot cubes, ham and string beans.
  • Bring to the boil, cover, lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer just until the pasta is heated through.
  • Serve hot.