Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup
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Serves: 6
This makes 6, 2 cup servings.  If you don't have ham broth, you can add water instead and increase the bouillon cubes to 4 - 6 (taste the broth after each addition to ensure that it's not too salty.) 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 cups ham broth
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cut green beans, drained
  • 4 small to medium russet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  1. Heat coconut oil in a 4 quart, or larger, pot
  2. Add onion and garlic to pan and saute, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until onions are becoming translucent
  3. Add ham broth, bouillon cubes, chopped ham, potatoes, and green beans to pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are partially cooked.
  5. Add macaroni to soup and cook for 10 - 15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.
  6. Ladle into bowls and serve.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/soup-and-stews/ham-green-bean-and-potato-soup/