During the cooler seasons is when we better appreciate a good soup. And is the perfect time to discover more delicious Italian soup flavors.
We most commonly associate
Italian cuisine with dishes like pasta, pizza, and gelato, but Italy also has a plethora of steaming soups and stews packed with comforting herbs and spices.
No matter your preference, you are sure to find your new favorite cozy fall dinner compiled within this list of Italian soups.
Below, I’ve listed twenty-one of the best Italian soups, from traditional favorites to unique recipes you have to try.
Enjoy Italian wedding soup in the comfort of your home, not just at weddings.
I love this recipe because it sticks to the traditional soup recipe while allowing for a touch of flair.
For example, Italian wedding soup calls for spinach, but you could use
any leafy green in your fridge. I like using kale.
Minestrone is an incredible soup to serve for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
Whether lunch or dinner, minestrone checks all my boxes for a cozy and hearty soup.
I love all the vegetables included, such as zucchini and green beans.
You could substitute these for any leftover veggies you have at home, as long as you remember to top them with lots of parmesan.
Fagioli means “beans” in Italian, so it is only fitting that this Italian pasta Fagioli soup recipe comes loaded with cannelloni and red kidney beans in a delicious tomato-based sauce.
Traditional recipes call for only cannellini beans, but you could include any of
your favorite legumes, like chickpeas or navy beans.
Ribollita or Tuscan winter soup is a great way to use up any old or stale
Italian bread on-hand, as most recipes (including this one) include half a loaf.
This hearty bread soup is even better after the second day after you make it.
The flavors have more time to develop and soak into the bread.
Gnocchi is one of
my favorite types of pasta, and its delicate flavor shines in this Italian vegetable soup recipe.
Gnocchi is potato-based, making it unique from many other kinds of pasta featured in soups on this list.
As someone who tries to eat more plant-based, I appreciate that this recipe is vegetarian.
Olive Garden is the first restaurant that comes to mind when I think of Italian-American cuisine.
From fettuccine alfredo to unlimited salad and breadsticks,
Olive Garden serves some tasty dishes.
They also have an incredible arsenal of soups to try, including their Zuppa Toscana.
Now you can enjoy this creamy and comforting soup at home with this copycat recipe.
As the name alludes, the star of this Italian soup is the meatballs.
This recipe walks you step-by-step through the process of making the meatballs by hand.
Each ball includes the perfect blend of Italian spices and parmesan.
Trust me, after one bite, you will understand that the extra effort was worth it.
This recipe might not be at the top of the list of traditional Italian soups, but it does take a new approach to a beloved Italian dish.
Lasagna soup removes all of the tedious efforts it takes to prepare lasagna because everything simmers in one pot.
You get the best of both worlds here — lasagna and soup.
Forget the canned chicken noodle the next time you feel a little under the weather.
Have someone prepare you this Minestrina recipe instead.
This soup contains simple ingredients like pasta, cheese, and olive oil, which are perfect for a sensitive stomach.
I think Pasta e Ceci is a fantastic dish because it combines some of my favorite foods: pasta, chickpeas, and lots of cheese.
Like many other traditional Italian soups, this one started as a peasant dish, meaning it contains simple and accessible ingredients.
If you like pasta e Fagioli, you will love this soup dish.
Mediterranean adjacent, Italy has plenty of
delectable seafood dishes, including this Italian fish soup.
This recipe calls for one pound of assorted fish
cooked in some white wine and a tomato-based broth.
Add a few cloves of garlic and some fresh herbs, and you have several servings of this ultra-filling soup.
Olive Garden makes many delicious soups, including its chicken gnocchi soup.
This recipe details everything you need to replicate this creamy and flavorful dish.
Now, you can have as many bowls as you would like and maybe even add new ingredients. I like incorporating red pepper flakes for extra heat.
This Italian lentil soup recipe comes packed with some of the best Italian herbs and spices.
This soup consists of lentils as a base instead of meat, meaning this dish is vegetarian-friendly.
It is also one of the few soups that forego pasta, making it an excellent gluten-free choice.
Tortellini is the perfect pasta for soup.
Each shape contains little pockets of cheese-filled deliciousness.
The tortellini in this dish especially pairs well with the rich and creamy garlic and tomato broth.
To me, each bit tastes like Italian heaven in a spoon.
This Italian sausage white bean soup highlights simple but powerful flavors like crisp bacon, spiced sausage, and soft cannellini beans.
My favorite part about this recipe is that all of the prep work is done in the same pot, meaning you taste the oils from sauteeing the meat and vegetables in the final dish.
Pappa al Pomodoro is a soup from the Italian region of Tuscany.
It features flavors authentic to Italian cuisines, such as tomatoes, garlic, and basil.
This recipe also calls for several cups of stale, crusty bread, as you incorporate this into the final soup dish.
I enjoy this soup warm, but others love it chilled overnight in the fridge.
This Italian potato soup recipe is so simple to make. I love preparing it on cool fall or winter nights.
A nice, warm bowl of soup is the best dish to eat after a long and busy day.
To make this recipe even easier, you could purchase pre-chopped veggies to cut down on cooking time.
Top with some grated parmesan and enjoy!
If you need a hearty soup that will feed a ton of people, check out this Sicilian chicken soup recipe.
This is a thick, stew-like soup filled with shredded chicken, veggies, canned tomatoes, and ditalini pasta.
For this recipe, you could purchase chicken broth from the store or make your own.
This Italian soup tastes light and bright because of its citrus-forward notes from the juice and peel of a lemon.
I love how this soup recipe uses fresh sprigs of Rosemary.
This earthy flavor pairs with the lemon nicely. With a base of barley grain, this soup keeps you full for hours.
While this turkey macaroni soup is not necessarily a traditional Italian dish, it does feature a hefty amount of Italian seasonings which pack each mouthful with flavor.
This is another easy soup you could make for a family of people, especially for kids who might be picky eaters.
This creamy basil parmesan Italian soup tastes incredible and serves up to six people.
The recipe calls for elbow macaroni, but you could use any small pasta shape you have on hand, like mini shells or ditalini.
Sometimes, I also like to use rice instead of pasta for a different experience.
Complete your Italian meal with
your favorite Italian desserts, from classic Italian cakes to Italian cookies.
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