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6 Comforting Soups with a Taste of Italy

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6 Comforting Soups with a Taste of Italy
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If you're getting tired of your usual bowl of chicken broth boost your soup repertoire this winter with some classic Italian soup recipes.

Italians are famous for a number of authentic warming soups from Minestrone and robust tomato soups to tortellini in broth and more. Whether you're going for a delicate starter or a hearty main you'll find there's an Italian soup to meet your culinary requirements.

Fancy elevating your soups? Try adding a swirl of fresh pesto on your minestrone, freshly grated parmesan or even a dash of good quality virgin olive oil maximising those Italian flavours.

Take a look at our selection of Italian soup recipes and find a taste of the Mediteranean.

Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan Tomato Soup)

A thick hearty tomato soup that hails from Tuscany. This is also a great recipe for using up those stale bread leftovers.

Vegetable Soup with Pesto

A hearty serving of pasta and garden fresh vegetables in a clear vegetable stock will help you up your veg intake while getting that all important carb boost to keep you going on the coldest of days.



A tomato soup with a twist: try this thick tomato soup recipe shared by Andrea Aprea, the Italian chef at Vun / Park Hyatt Restaurant in Milan

Tortelloni in Brodo

Traditionally eaten at Christmas time you'll find it hard to keep this one under wraps just for one day. A comforting Italian classic featuring delicate tortellini served in a tasty meat broth.

Minestrone Vegetable Soup

Authentic Italian minestrone soup is a real warmer on an autumn or winter's day, even better it's a great way of using up spare vegetables you might have knocking around in the fridge.

Pasta Fagioli Soup

Beans and pasta make for wholesome, hearty fare perfect for a cold winter's evening. Top off with some parmesan.

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