Italian Soups and Stews Recipes

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Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.32 stars
279
Hearty and healthy soup that is a favorite with friends and family. Sounds more difficult than it is. Try it! We're positive you'll be pleased. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Italian Halibut Chowder

Rating: 4.69 stars
29
Italian Halibut Soup is a halibut and vegetable broth soup seasoned with traditional Italian herbs. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and serve piping hot.

Jamie's Minestrone

Rating: 4.73 stars
1764
I created this soup after becoming tired of the excess salt and lack of veggies in canned minestrone. I recalled a great bowl of minestrone that was overflowing with rich vegetables at the 'Sheepherder's Inn' in Sacramento, California. Great with a hearty bread, romaine salad and a nice Merlot!

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 4.72 stars
507
Creamy sausage and potato soup. This recipe is very similar to the one served in a well known restaurant.

Italian Lamb Stew

Rating: 4.27 stars
11
This lamb stew is a lighter version of more traditional recipes, but still provides the comfort of those heartier stews. It is a great way to make use of those extra vegetables from your garden. Serve with crusty rolls.

Pasta e Fagioli a la Chez Ivano

Rating: 4.65 stars
340
I have been preparing this magnificent pasta and bean soup, unchanged for over 30 years, and confess that of the very many Pasta e Fagioli I have tasted none even came close to a reasonable comparison to this superb dish Italiano. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes many servings and is excellent the next day. Should the soup become too thick it may be thinned with broth. Have many Chicago hard rolls, red wine, baguettes or garlic bread on hand. BUON APPETITO!

Italian Wedding Soup I

Rating: 4.61 stars
744
Coming from Rhode Island, a very ethnic state, this soup was traditionally served at Italian weddings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Jackie's Sausage Soup

Rating: 4.73 stars
136
Easy one pot soup that doesn't take a lot of time but tastes like it did. If you prefer, use rice or some other pasta. Feel free to add other chopped vegetables, such as celery and carrots. Great warmed up the next day.

MeMe's Pasta Fagioli

Rating: 4.76 stars
79
White cannellini beans, ditalini pasta with vegetables, lean hamburger, and herbs are simmered in vegetable juice and chicken broth. It is like an Italian chili like Olive Garden®'s Pasta Fagioli and even better the second day.

Cioppino

Rating: 4.77 stars
647
A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!

Italian Sausage Soup II

Rating: 4.74 stars
173
A great soup for dinner, can be made as spicy as you like, and freezes wonderfully. Add freshly grated Parmesean to the top, and serve with a hot crusty piece of ciabatta bread. YUM!

Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

Rating: 4.66 stars
431
A lovely soup full of flavor and vitamins.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Stracciatella

Rating: Unrated
19
Stracciatella is often referred to as 'Italian egg drop soup,' which is fine, but knowing the name actually means little, torn rags or shreds works so much better metaphorically. 

Pasta Fagioli

Rating: Unrated
362
A traditional Italian soup. Serve with a crisp salad and a hot loaf of garlic bread and you have a meal! Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup

Rating: 4.39 stars
208

The best beef barley soup. Thickens with just the barley. Tastes best in the slow cooker. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and with a salad.