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25 Genuine Italian Soups That’ll Warm You Up

During the cold season, when your body needs heat and to recharge, you can count on these 26 best Italian soups recipes we have selected for you.

Warm, steaming and creamy, Italian soups are the perfect alternative to the classic first course and an ideal proposal for those who love vegetables.

Among the recipes in this section, you will find many useful tips to make a tasty soup with a light flavor, perfect to be enjoyed in the winter months.

Italian soups

The preparation of the soup is also very simple because, once you have selected the necessary ingredients such as potatoes, vegetables, legumes and meat, all you need to do is cook them in broth (tomato broth, vegetable broth or beef broth) or water until they have taken on flavor.

Sooo, here we go with the best Italian soups on the internet!

26 Easy Italian Soup Recipes You Will Love

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What To Serve With Italian Soups

Perfect for these Italian soups, crusty bread is super easy to make.

Fragrant and crunchy, perfect when you use a day-old bread.

Yield: 2

Crunchy bread

Crunchy bread

Crunchy bread for soup!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Any Kind of Old Bread
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Black pepper
  • Herbs (rosemary, oregano, mint)


  1.  Cut the bread into sticks
  2. Put them in the baking tra
  3. Season with the herbs you like best. I used rosemary, oregano and mint.
  4. Finish with coarse salt, black pepper and lots of olive oil.
  5. Put in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
  6. The last minutes you can finish them in grill
  7. Crunchy bread is ready for your soup!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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If you have an air fryer, then you must try making these homemade croutons, they are quick and easy and perfect for using up old bread.

Best Traditional Italian Soup Recipes

To make the soup a super complete meal, pasta can be added.

Many italian soups are served with pasta in them. Among my favorites is pasta with lentils, super tasty and nutritious.

I personally recommend small pasta to add to soups, but if you only have long pasta in your pantry, break it up!

How Many Types Of Italian Soup Are There?

There are so many soups in Italy. Here on this page you will find the most famous ones. 

From classic minestrone to delicious wedding soup.

It will be hard to choose which one to prepare first.

What Is The National Soup Of Italy?

The minestrone of course!

A soup prepared with vegetables and broth, where many times pasta is added.

Classic Italian Soup Recipes

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The best Italian soups, made with genuine ingredients and with lots of love!

#1 Italian Chickpea Soup – Pasta E Ceci

Found at An Italian In My Kitchen

The chickpeas are a typical dish of the poor tradition of Italian cuisine, used especially in winter to prepare the soup.

Eating this soup makes even the coldest and grayest winter day enjoyable!

#2 Italian Wedding Soup

Found at The Cozy Cook

A tasty and balanced soup in its ingredients that leaves a balanced aroma on the palate, just like the name that characterizes it in its meaning: a successful marriage.

Tender meatballs in a chicken stock with the addition of delicious fresh vegetables make this delicious italian soup.

#3 Pastina Soup

Italian soups
Found at Christina’s Cucina

Comfort food of many, broth and pastina are the dish that warms the evenings in the cold season.

Tiny pasta make a hearty italian vegetable soup I am sure you will love!

Pastina is one of the Italian recipes that mothers prepare for little ones. But grown-ups love it too because besides being good and quick and easy to make.

In about 10 min you will have created a warm bowl of soup.

#4 Italian Orzo Tomato Spinach Soup

Found at Little Spice Jar

Orzo soup is an ideal dish for winter, a typical recipe to taste on cold days.

#5 Pasta e Fagioli Soup Recipe

Found at Saving Dessert

Pasta e fagioli is one of the most inviting classic first courses of the Italian tradition: a simple and delicious recipe, to be prepared at any time of the year and not only in winter.

It is a comfort food that immediately brings to mind the tables of grandmothers: at the same time it is a healthy and balanced dish.

#6 Italian Sausage Soup

Italian soups
Found at The Kitchen Girl

An explosion of flavors! Made with spicy italian sausage in a chicken broth is the best soup to make the cold night more warm.

#7 Stracciatella With Spinach

Found at My Gourmet Connection

Stracciatella in broth with spinach, a typical dish of the Abruzzi tradition.

The “stracciatella” is nothing but a soup prepared with beaten eggs poured into a boiling broth (you choose what you like best), in this case in addition to the eggs in the broth there is spinach. You it can also be made very well with kale (which is in season!), or tomatoes, or other vegetables you like to eat in soup!

#8 Cabbage Soup

Italian soups
Found at Carl’s Bad Cravings

A rich soup packed with kidney beans and fresh vegetables like carots, green beans and cabbage have a an awesome flavor thanks to the Italian seasoning.

#9 Italian Lentil Soup Recipe

italian lentil soup recipe
Found at The Bella Vita

Lentil soup is a tasty, healthy and nutritious dish, as well as very easy to make.

A simple and cheap recipe with basic ingredients for the whole family.

#10 Healthy Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup

Found at Eat Well 101

A hearty soup packet with healthy vegetables, is a cozy soup to make in the colder months.

#11 Italian Minestrone Soup

Found at Baker By Nature

The minestrone soup is a genuine first course, to be enjoyed hot and enriched with many different vegetables depending on the season. I love making minestrone, a great recipe where you can use leftover vegetables.

#12 Italian Bean Soup

Italian soups
Found at The Clever Meal

One of my favorites! This delicious soup made with white beans as a main ingredients is perfect for cold winter day.

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#13 Creamy Italian Potato & Zucchini Soup

Found at Inside The Rustic Kitchen

A creamy soup that I make often. It’s an easy recipe and full of flavor.

#14 Traditional Italian Baccala with Chickpeas

Found at An Italian In My Kitchen

The baccala’ with chickpeas is a simple and genuine fish second, made with poor ingredients but incredibly rich and appetizing!

#15 Ribollita – Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Italian soups
Found at Inside The Rustic Kitchen

Ribollita is one of the typical soups of the Tuscan tradition, especially Florentine, prepared with vegetables of the autumn season.

#16 Homemade Authentic Italian Chicken Soup

Found at Christinas cucina

This chicken soup is the real deal, Italian chicken soup.

Very few ingredients are needed and it can easily be frozen with perfect results.

#17 Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

Italian soups
Found at: Call me pmc

This is one of the best soup recipes. You’ll love this classic soup recipe made in a slow cooker.

It has potatoes, spinach, and sausage. The perfect soup for fall.

#18 Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Found at Saporito kitchen

This sausage tortellini soup with spinach and sundried tomatoes is both creamy and delicious!

Made in just 30 minutes, this easy soup is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

#19 Escarole and Bean Soup 

Italian soups
Found at Glutenfree homestead

This specialty soup from Southern Italy has been handed down through the generations.

It’s easy to make and is ready after simmering for just twenty minutes on the stove.

#20 Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Bisque

Found at From a chef’s kitchen

Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Bisque is a light, yet comforting soup that’s perfect for transitioning into fall.

However, you’ll want to make this year-round!

The roasting process brings out the delicious flavor of even out-of-season tomatoes!

#21 Cranberry Bean Soup

Italian soups
Found at Nourished kitchen

Cranberry beans, also called borlotti beans in Italy, are plump, creamy bean that partner beautifully with farro in this easy herb-filled soup.

#22 Pappa al Pomodoro Soup – Italian Tomato and Bread Soup

Italian soups
Found at Xoxo bella

A thick and chunky soup, this authentic Italian recipe is so easy to make and tastes incredible.

Pappa al pomodoro soup is of the most delicious Italian lunch dishes ever. You can decide how much red pepper flakes to add, it will add a warming touch to this pappa al pomodoro.

#23 Chunky Italian Turkey Fennel Soup

Found at Craving something healthy

This hearty, chunky soup is filling, satisfying, and packed with flavor and color.

It tastes even better the next day, so make a big batch!

#24 Tomato Orzo Soup

Italian soups
Found at Sweet and savoury pursuit

Made with simple ingredients, this easy and quick to make homemade vegetarian Tomato Orzo Soup is a delicious, hearty and healthy meal.

#25 Italian Passatelli Soup Recipe

Italian soups
Found at Masala herb

Passatelli are made with breadcrumbs parmesan and lemon zest.

They are cooked in a clear soup. If you have never tried it I recommend you make them, this recipe is really curious and delicious recipe.

#26 Zuppa di Pesce (Italian fish soup)

This classic Italian soup recipe is made with tomatoes, Italian herbs, and lean whitefish.

Cod is a good choice but a more sustainable choice like Black Sea bass is even better! One of my favorite fish soups ever!

How To Store Soup

If you have leftover soup, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two days in an airtight container. You can also freeze soups for up to six months.

Expert tips for make Italian soup

  • Never throw out the parmesan cheese rind, cook them in the soups. It adds a great flavor.
  • Use fresh herbs in your soup to give a nice flavor.
  • Use seasonal vegetables.
  • Make homemade broth.


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Friday 2nd of September 2022

Soup and crusty bread - the best combination!


Friday 2nd of September 2022

What a wonderful compilation of great soups. Love all of them

Christina | Christina's Cucina

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Thanks for including my family's pastina recipe!


Monday 9th of November 2020

I'm not sure which one to make first! All soups look fantastic. SO warming and perfect for colder days. Can't wait to give them all a try. Yum!


Saturday 7th of November 2020

How will I ever decide which to make first! #5 did speak to me, but so did the other recipes! I am hungry!!

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