Minestrone Soup 2

Minestrone Soup 2

6 slices turkey ham – chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic – minced
1 27 1/2-ounce jar Ragú Light Pasta Sauce ? Tomato and Herb
5 cups water
2 cups thinly sliced cabbage
1 cup sliced zucchini – quartered
1 cup frozen green beans – thawed
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
2/3 cup alphabet noodles (4 oz.) – uncooked

In large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until slightly browned; add onion and garlic. Cook 4 minutes or until tender.

Stir in remaining ingredients except pasta; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 30 to 40 minutes, covered, or until vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Stir pasta into soup; serve immediately.