• Heat oil in a large pot over mediumhigh heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add carrots, celery, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bouillon cubes and 8 cups hot water. Simmer, partially covered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pasta and simmer an additional 9 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are tender. Stir in beans and ham; heat through, about 2 minutes.

  • Top each portion with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; 9 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 1111 mg sodium. 48 g carbohydrates; 11 g fiber; 16 g protein;