Italian Ham and White Bean Orzo Soup

Italian Ham and White Bean Orzo Soup! A super easy dinner recipe that comes together in under 40 minutes time!

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It’s time for some soup again! This time I made you my Italian Ham and White Bean Orzo Soup. A super simple Italian soup loaded with flavor thanks to the ham, garlic and fire roasted tomatoes!

This soup takes only 40 minutes to make! Sauté the onion, orzo and ham then throw everything together in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Cook until the orzo is tender. That’s it!

Serve this soup with fresh basil, parmesan cheese and thick crusty bread for dipping and enjoy! I love to serve this with a side salad as well.

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Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Orzo Pasta
  • Onion
  • Ham (can omit if you want to keep this soup vegetarian)
  • Garlic
  • Chicken Stock (can substitute vegetable stock)
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • Cannelloni Beans

For Serving

  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Chopped Basil

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How to make Italian Ham and White Bean Orzo Soup

  • Heat oil and butter in a large pot. Add in orzo, onion and ham and saute for a couple of minutes until onion is tender. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Pour in chicken stock, water, seasoning, tomatoes and beans. Simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is fully cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm and garnish with freshly chopped basil or parsley if desired. (This soup gets thickened up by the orzo so if it get’s too thick add a bit more water or chicken stock to thin it out.)

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Italian Ham and White Bean Orzo Soup

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Italian Ham and White Bean Orzo Soup! A super easy dinner recipe that comes together in under 30 minutes time!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups ham cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 15-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes for serving if desired
  • grated parmesan for serving if desired
  • basil for serving if desired

Instructions

  1. Heat oil and butter in a large pot.
  2. Add in orzo, onion and ham and saute for a couple of minutes until onion is tender.
  3. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Pour in stock, water, seasoning, tomatoes and beans.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is fully cooked.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve warm and garnish with freshly chopped basil or parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Ham and White Bean Orzo Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 1538mg67%
Potassium 677mg19%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cannellini Beans, Ham, Orzo, soup

 

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Comments

  • Violet

    I’m confused as to how I am to cube the lunch meat. I don’t see ham in the pictures so that doesn’t help. Thanks!

  • Hi Violet!

    Just dice up the lunch meat, I said cubed incase someone was using regular roasted ham. Either will work.

    Thanks!

    Kelley

  • Amy

    I love this recipe, a great way to use up leftover ham! Great flavours, despite a very simple recipe. I will definitely be making this again!

  • Judy

    This soup is a win: super tasty, easy to make as welll as cheap. I love it and thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

  • Nathan

    Hi Judy,

    So glad you enjoyed the soup! Kelley and I have been on a soup kick this fall, we can’t get enough! Thank you so much for commenting!
    Have a great day!

    Nathan

  • Judy

    You’re welcome. I also don’t seem to be able to get enough of it since I just made another batch, with kidney beans because I had them on hand. That variety is alright in the soup too.
    The only thing that would make this soup better than it already is would be if you could freeze it well. But because of the pasta I am a bit dubious about attempting that.

  • Nathan

    Hi Judy,

    Yeah pasta doesn’t freeze too well in soup. One thing that I like to do is freeze the soup in ziplock bags. It makes it really easy to cut the bag open and heat it back up in a pot on the stove. Then after it is hot you can add some frozen ravioli or tortellini. It’s really good!

    I hope you have a great day!

    Nathan

  • Diana

    Hi there… any idea how I could make this from a spiral ham bone covered in meat?

  • Hi Diana,

    This would be delicious with spiral ham. I would follow the directions as stated and just add the spiral ham bone in with the stock and water and simmer for 30-40 minutes to really let the flavors develop. Remove the ham and take it off of the bone and add back to the soup and enjoy!

    Thanks!

    Kelley