10 Italian Soup Recipes

These Italian soup recipes are full of flavor and perfect for any meal, from tomato basil soup to classic Tuscan vegetable stew.

Italian soup recipes

Looking for Italian soup recipes? This collection of soups are some of the most nourishing and flavorful around. Alex and I have traveled to Italy a few times and love bringing back inspiration from our travels, be it pizza, gelato, or tasty soups! These recipes feature the best of Italian style cuisine: tangy tomatoes, savory garlic, doughy gnocchi, chewy tortellini, and hearty Tuscan kale.

Soup recipes are an easy way to make a healthy meal: pair with bread, cornbread, biscuits or a green salad and you’ve got dinner! Ready to get to the recipes?

And now…our top Italian soup recipes!

Making homemade vegetable broth

If you have time and leftover vegetables, a great way to use them is making homemade vegetable broth! It uses up old vegetable scraps and is a great way to minimize food waste in your kitchen! It takes about 1 hour to make. Here’s our Easy Vegetable Broth Recipe.

More on soup and Italy

Looking for more Italian recipes? Try our Vegan Italian Recipes or Easy Italian Recipes. Or, here are a few more resources that might peak your interest:

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Italian vegetable soup

Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

This vegetable & gnocchi Italian soup recipe is bursting with flavor and can be made in around 30 minutes, making it an easy weeknight meal.


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Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup chopped basil leaves, plus additional for serving if desired
  • 15-ounce can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 28-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes*
  • 15-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen (or fresh) cut green beans
  • 1 pound gnocchi (gluten-free if necessary; here’s our favorite)
  • 4 to 6 cups spinach leaves
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)*

Instructions

  1. Chop the onion and mince the garlic cloves. Chop the basil. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and basil for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, red pepper flakes, broth, both cans of tomatoes and their juices, kosher salt, and several grinds of fresh pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the green beans, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Break apart any clumps in the gnocchi, then add them to the pot and cook for 5 minutes until tender. Turn off the heat and stir in the spinach until wilted, about 1 minute.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into bowl and top with Parmesan and basil leaves if desired. Allow to cool slightly before diving in!

Notes

*Note: Use fire roasted tomatoes if at all possible; avoid “no salt added” varieties. With the fresh basil, the soup is very flavorful and doesn’t require the addition of cheese, but feel free to add if desired.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Italian Soup Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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