A hearty soup recipe filled with smokey ham, white beans, zucchini, yellow squash and kale.
I made a big batch of this Tuscan Ham and Bean Soup last weekend because even though it's been sunny it's still been very cold and when it's cold I crave soup to warm my bones.
This soup is probably not authentic Tuscan because I'm not Italian but more my rendition of a perfect soup to take me away to Tuscany on a chilly day.
I used 2 large smoked ham hocks because we had gone out to our favorite butcher and picked a few up but a really meaty ham bone would work too.
I loaded this soup with kale, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots and celery to keep it healthy.
The smokey ham was the perfect disguise to hide the veggies from any picky eaters you might have in the house.
It was devoured with just enough for Colt's lunch the next day.
If you aren't feeding an army this recipe could easily be halved or the leftover's could be frozen for an easy quick dinner the following week.