Italian Soups and Stews Recipes

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Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 5 stars 3364
This is an oh-so-good recipe. Just the right amount of spice to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more! This soup is irresistible!

Jamie's Minestrone

Rating: 4.5 stars 2516
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!

Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 389
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.

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 4.5 stars 712
Creamy sausage and potato soup with kale, flavored with bacon and broth.

Italian Lamb Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
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: 4.5 stars 445
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 981
A hearty soup with meatballs and orzo. Make a little extra for the honeymoon!

Jackie's Sausage Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 175
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: 4.5 stars 135
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.


Rating: 5 stars 873
A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!

Italian Sausage Soup II

Rating: 4.5 stars 221
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: 4.5 stars 557
A lovely soup full of flavor and vitamins.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 22
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 529
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.
Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana
Rating: 5 stars 3381

If you love the Zuppa Toscana at your local chain Italian restaurant, you will adore this soup. The rich soup is made with Italian sausage, potatoes, cream, and crushed red pepper.