Pasta Fazool is a soup that is so thick, it's almost like a stew. It has giant pieces of tender ham that fall right off the ham bone, with elbow macaroni and white beans to round it out.
Start by boiling dry Northern Beans in a large pot filled to the top with water. Once boiling, cover, turn off the heat, and let them sit.
Next, cut most of the ham off the ham bone and add it to the pot along with tomato sauce, onion, celery, and seasonings. Bring the pot to a simmer.
Next, add an entire box of elbow macaroni and stir. Once the macaroni is cooked, remove the ham bone.
Ladle this thick, cozy ham and bean soup into big bowls and add fresh black pepper and parmesan cheese on top!