Italian cuisine is known for many unique and diverse recipes, and the same is true when it comes to their soups! Italian soups are known for their rich, layered flavors, hearty meats, and tender vegetables. When you’re craving a comforting bowl of soup, many Italian soups will make everything seem a little better. Some of the best Italian soups are:
Ribollit has a thick porridge-like consistency that is exactly what people crave on a cold fall or winter day. It’s got tender vegetables and greens, dark, savory bread, peppery olive oil, rich white beans, and a delicious mix of carrots, onions, and celery that are slow-cooked for hours to really bring out the flavor of the vegetables.
Stracciatella is a type of egg drop soup. It typically contains shredded chicken with eggs, spinach, basil, peas, and grated parmesan cheese.
Minestrone with White Beans and Italian Sausage
Minestrone is a classic Italian soup known worldwide as one of the best Italian soups. It’s got a flavorful broth and a variety of slow-cooked vegetables like potatoes, peas, and carrots. Adding Italian sausage gives it a kick of flavor and a shot of protein, so it’s a complete meal all by itself. Using seasonal vegetables makes minestrone a little different every time but always delicious.
Italian Wedding Soup
Another traditional soup is Italian wedding soup. This soup contains tiny tender pork meatballs slow simmered with orzo pasta, spinach, and chickpeas.
Pasta E Fagioli
This soup is a hearty peasant-style soup meant to warm up workers after a day working outside. It’s a hearty soup of pasta and beans in a heavily seasoned tomato broth.
Sicilian Meatball Soup
Sicilian meatball soup has a zesty garlic flavor, parmesan cheese, and Sicilian meatballs studded with raisins for a tart taste. The light pasta in the soup is the perfect complement to the robust flavor of the broth and the seasonings in the meatballs.
Chunky White Bean Soup with Pan-Fried Salami
White cannellini beans are popular in Italian soups because they have a light flavor that absorbs the flavors in the broth they’re simmered in. They also have a lot of protein. This soup can be served without the salami for vegetarians looking for a hearty soup that contains white beans, garlic, kale, and carrots. But for non-vegetarians, adding tiny pieces of fried crisp salami really sends the flavor profile of this soup over the top.
Pappa al Pomodoro
Another soup created to be a hearty meal is this tomato-based, bread-thickened soup that contains whole pounds of delicious fresh tomatoes. The tomatoes are slowly simmered with onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper. The soup is thickened with cubes of rustic peasant bread. The soup is served with a splash of olive oil and a spoonful of ricotta cheese on top.
The Best Italian Soups And Steaks at Umbria
Umbria has the best Italian soups, whether you’re looking for a light soup as an appetizer or a hearty soup after a hard day. Try one of Umbria’s fantastic soups as an appetizer before a delicious thick steak. Make a reservation today to see why Italian steakhouses are superior!