Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups macaroni -- elbows

  2. 1 package frozen lima beans

  3. 1 medium carrot -- pared &sliced thin

  4. 4 ounces canadian bacon -- cut into 1"slivers

  5. 3 tablespoons olive oil

  6. 1 medium onion -- slivered black pepper -- coarsely ground grated parmesan cheese

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : 1. Cook the macaroni in plenty of boiling salted water for 5 minutes; add the limas and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 8 minutes longer. With a ladle, remove 1/2 cup of the macaroni cooking liquid; reserve. Drain the macaroni and vegetables.

  2. While the macaroni is cooking, saute the ham in the oil over medium-high heat until the edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion; saute over medium-low heat; stirring until onion is golden and edges begin to brown, about 8 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the elbows, vegetables, the 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid, and the sauteed ham and onion; toss to blend. Sprinkle with black pepper. Spoon into wide-rimmed shallow soup bowls and sprinkle generously with grated cheese.


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