Ham Hock Minestrone Soup Recipe

Ham Hock Minestrone Soup is a hearty and flavorful Italian soup made with tender ham hock, vegetables, beans, and pasta. The ham hock adds a rich and smoky flavor to the soup, while the vegetables and beans provide a nutritious and filling base. This soup is perfect for cold winter days or when you're craving a comforting and satisfying meal. Serve it with crusty bread for a complete and delicious meal.

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1hr 35minstotal
10minsPrep
1hr 25minsCook
1hr 35m.total
10m.Prep
1hr 25m.Cook
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Ingredients for Ham Hock Minestrone Soup Recipe

  • 0.17 Ham Hock
  • 0.33 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.17 Onion, Diced
  • 0.33 Carrots, Diced
  • 0.33 Celery Stalks, Diced
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.17 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 0.33 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 0.67 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 0.67 cup Water
  • 0.17 can Cannellini Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 0.33 cup Chopped Kale
  • 0.17 cup Pasta
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • As required Dried Herbs To Taste
  • as needed Grated Parmesan Cheese For Serving
  • as per your need Crusty Bread For Serving

Directions: Ham Hock Minestrone Soup Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onions, carrots, and celery, and cook until softened.
  • STEP 2.Add minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • STEP 3.Add the ham hock, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours until the ham hock is tender.
  • STEP 4.Remove the ham hock from the pot and shred the meat. Discard the bone and fat.
  • STEP 5.Return the shredded ham hock meat to the pot. Add the cannellini beans, chopped kale, and pasta. Cook for another 10-15 minutes until the pasta is al dente.
  • STEP 6.Season with salt, pepper, and dried herbs like thyme and oregano to taste.
  • STEP 7.Serve the soup hot with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and a side of crusty bread.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use any type of pasta you prefer, such as macaroni, penne, or fusilli.
  • If you don't have a ham hock, you can use diced ham or bacon instead for a similar flavor.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, or spinach to the soup for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat the soup, simply heat it on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed through.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat the soup, simply heat it on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed through.
  • Serve the soup hot with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and a side of crusty bread.
Nutrition
value
580
calories per serving
40 g Fat42 g Protein13 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    40g
  • Protein
    42g
  • Carbs
    13g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    13g
  • Protein
    42g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    40g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    69mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    777mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    10mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    59mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    32mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    61mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    355mg
  • Selenium
    28mcg
  • Zinc
    4mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp