Zuppa Di Fagioli Con la Pasta

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Soups, Pasta, Italian

1 lb Dry white beans (Great -Northern or Navy) 3 1/2 qt Water 3 tb Olive oil 1/2 lb Ham; cooked and cubed 1/2 c Onion; chopp 1/4 Celery; minced 1/2 ts Garlic; minced 1 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 ts Pepper 1/2 c Spaghetti; broken 1/4 c Parmesan cheese Combine beans and water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour. Return to medium heat and add olive oil, ham, onion, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook 3 hours. Then add spaghetti and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until tender. Serve in soup bowl and top with generous spoonfuls of Parmesan cheese. Serves 4 to 6.