Pasta Fijioli with Ham Recipe

Silly me, forgot to add the recipe!  Everyone did end up liking it.  I just think they like complaining more.

Pasta Fajioli


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 pound ham steaks, chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, left intact
  • 1 sprig thyme, left intact
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans drained and rinsed well
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • 1-1 ½ cups ditalini
  • Grated Parmigiano
  • Really good crusty bread


Heat pot over medium high heat and add oil, onion, garlic and ham. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, add herb stems and chopped vegetables and sauté for 3-4 more minutes. Add beans and stock to pot and raise heat to high. Let soup boil for 5-8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook soup, stiring occasionally.  Add pasta and cook to desired doneness about 8-10 minutes. Remove herb stems from pot before ladling into bowls.  Top soup with grated parmigiano and a nice chunk of crusty bread for dipping. Salt and pepper to taste. Feel warm and happy inside!


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