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20 Classic Italian Soup Recipes We Can’t Resist

From minestrone and Italian wedding soup to pasta fagioli...we can't get enough! These classic Italian soup recipes will fill your belly and warm you right up.

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Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

Packed with veggies and pasta, there’s something for everyone in our favorite Italian minestrone soup recipe. You’ll be done with this one-pot wonder in about 30 minutes, then it’s ready to serve with a crisp salad or warm bread. Freeze the leftovers for up to six months!

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Ribollita

This soup is a great way to use up stale bread. (Just toast it first for more texture.) Garlic-infused vegetables, warm broth and a kick of red pepper flakes make up the rest of the comforting flavors.

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Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo

Nothing beats the classic flavor combination of tomatoes and basil. But what makes this tomato soup recipe extra special is the addition of pasta. The delicate orzo adds a satisfying bite to each creamy spoonful.

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Quick Ravioli & Spinach Soup

Serve a warm and hearty soup in minutes with this easy recipe. Ready-made refrigerated ravioli is the secret shortcut; use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save even more time.

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Meatball Soup

Meatball Soup

This recipe has an extra step because you’ll need to form and brown the meatballs first. The effort pays off once you take your first bite! Pasta, beans, tomatoes and seasonings finish off this delicious and filling soup.

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Ravioli Soup

This soup recipe combines two classic Italian favorites: tomato soup and ravioli. The tomato and meat base pairs perfectly with the soft, cheese-filled ravioli. The best part? It’s ready in 30 minutes.

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Italian Wedding Soup

Homemade meatballs, pasta shells and fresh spinach come together in a light and delicious broth. Browning the meatballs in the Dutch oven first helps flavor this soup to savory perfection.

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Hearty Pasta Fagioli

Jarred spaghetti sauce helps turn this classic dish into an easy weeknight dinner. Meat, pasta and plenty of veggies make it filling as well as nutritious.

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Italian Sausage Kale Soup

This soup is perfect if you’re looking for something a little lighter. It’s healthy, thanks to the turkey sausage and 8 whole cups of kale; but you won’t have to sacrifice flavor.

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Italian Zucchini Soup

Use up extra zucchini and other vegetables with this yummy zucchini soup. You can omit the Italian sausage for a vegetarian-friendly option. You’ll have to plan for over an hour simmering time, but the result is worth the wait.

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Chicken Gnocchi Pesto Soup

Most Italian soups are full of red sauce and sausage or red meat, so this chicken gnocchi is a pleasant change of pace. It’s easy to make with jarred Alfredo sauce and packaged gnocchi, but looks and tastes impressive.

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Slow-Cooker Lasagna Soup

It has a few extra steps than a standard set-it-and-forget-it recipe, but this convenient slow cooker soup gives you the taste of homemade lasagna with about half the hassle.

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One-Pot Spinach Beef Soup

You can feed eight people with this delicious one-pot soup—and it’s ready in 30 minutes! All you need is some warm crusty bread and you’re ready for dinner.

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Potato, Sausage & Kale Soup

Looking for something decadent and creamy? Look no further. This rich soup made with heavy whipping cream and potatoes, so it’s a hearty, filling meal at the end of a cold day.

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Flavorful Meatball Soup

Turkey meatballs instead of ground beef keeps this soup on the lighter side. Plus it’s packed with healthy vegetables, including cabbage and green beans (both high in vitamin C).
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Chicken & Spinach Tortellini Soup

This soup seems complicated, but it comes together in less than 30 minutes thanks to refrigerator tortellini and a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Don’t leave out the Parmesan cheese!

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Italian-Style Lentil Soup

This lentil soup is like an Italian spin on chili. It’s made with lentils instead of beans, as well as carrots, celery and onions. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve with a piece of toasted bread.

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Pizza Soup

Here’s how to satisfy your pizza craving without the carbs and the guilt. This brothy soup is packed with veggies and sliced pepperoni. It’s pizza in a bowl!

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Italian Sausage Orzo Soup

Here’s another great soup recipe for when you have a lot of vegetables in the crisper drawer that need to be used. It calls for zucchini, onion and mushrooms, but feel free to sub in whatever you have in the fridge.

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Seafood Soup

This Italian seafood soup is light yet filling; made with salmon, shrimp and tons of vegetables. Garlic and white wine enrich the broth for a truly mouthwatering meal.

Erica Young
Erica is a cleaning and home décor expert. She knows exactly how to tidy a filthy kitchen and straighten out a mixed-up pantry! When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, buying more bins she doesn't need or bingeing her latest TV show obsession.