25+ Classic Italian Soups (with EASY RECIPES!)

Wondering what the best Italian soups are? There are so many great options! From Italian Wedding Soup, to Minestrone, Cioppino and more! Here are 25+ of the BEST Italian soup recipes to try at home!

Soup season is here!

And I couldn’t be happier.

love soup. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love stashing away some leftovers so that I can enjoy it as an easy lunch throughout the week.

Today I’m sharing my best tips for making soup, as well as 25+ of my favorite easy Italian soup recipes.

I’m obsessed with each and every one of these recipes, and I think you will be too!

All of these Italian soups are super EASY to put together, whether it’s in the instant pot, in the slow cooker, or on the stove. Plus, they don’t require a lot of ingredients or steps to prepare!

Buon appetito!

PS – Don’t forget about the BEST Italian appetizers, Italian salads, Italian sides, Italian desserts, and these 85+ delicious Italian foods too! And say cheers with one of these Italian cocktails.

The BEST Italian Soup Recipes to Try Out!

These tasty Italian soups can be eaten as a starter, or pair them with some garlic bread or foccacia and a salad for a full meal.

Bowl of tortellini in broth with spoon.
Tortellini en Brodo is an incredibly simple yet super satisfying appetizer made by simmering cheese-filled tortellini in rich chicken broth. The recipe puts a semi-homemade spin on a traditional Italian soup.
Tortellini en Brodo
Italian wedding soup in small grey bowl with parmesan.
This Italian Wedding Soup marries delicious Italian flavors together in one pot! Made with homemade meatballs, vegetables, kale, and pasta, this classic soup is easy to make in less than an hour on the stove top.
Italian Wedding Soup
Bowl of creamy quinoa soup with spoon.
This Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup is not only amazingly delicious, but it’s also packed with protein, fiber and essential vitamins and antioxidants. 
Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup
Overhead close up of bowl of minestrone on wood background.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup cooks in just 5 minutes! Loaded with veggies, beans, and delicious pasta, then topped with lots of nutty parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve it with crostini for dipping into that delicious broth.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Overhead close up of bowl of zuppa toscana.
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat) tastes just like the original, but it’s made super quick and easy with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Hearty, creamy & delicious, it will quickly become your favorite instant pot soup recipe
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana
Tomato Orange Soup is the creamiest tomato soup recipe you will find. Plus, it's got a great tang for the orange juice. It's the perfect winter soup for chilly days.
This Tomato Bisque Soup is the richest, creamiest tomato soup you've ever tried, with a splash of fresh orange juice for a bit of extra tang! Inspired by Elephant's Deli in Portland, Oregon.
Tomato Bisque Soup
Overhead close up of hands holding bowl of lentil soup.
This hearty Lentil Soup with Sausage and Kale will warm you up and keep you wanting more!
Lentil Soup with Sausage and Kale
Hand holding bowl of lasagna soup.
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna without all the work. Your electric pressure cooker makes it super simple. 
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
Overhead shot of cioppino in white bowl with spoon.
This Cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew) recipe is made with freshly cooked seafood in a bright and aromatic tomato-wine base. It’s easy to prepare ahead of time and can be ready to eat in just 1 hour.
Take advantage of the summer harvest with this savory and nourishing creamy zucchini soup. Perfect for freezing and using up frozen zucchini!
Cream of Zucchini Soup
Slow Cooker Creamy White Bean Noodle Soup with Rosemary Bacon.
Slow Cooker Creamy White Bean Italian Noodle Soup with Rosemary Bacon: hearty, full of greens, and so delicious…perfect for chilly nights!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Italian Pasta e Fagioli Recipe – veganized.
Get the RECIPE from Beauty Food Blog
A tasty Italian sausage and pasta soup with a creamy parmesan and tomato broth!
Get the RECIPE from Closet Cooking.
This iconic Italian pasta and chickpea soup, pasta e ceci, is as easy as it is delicious! This flavor-filled stew makes a cozy vegetarian lunch or dinner.
Get the RECIPE from A Couple Cooks
This creamy Tuscan chicken gnocchi soup has all the best Italian-inspired flavors! It’s loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil and pillowy gnocchi for an irresistible soup.
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
Italian White Bean Soup. The robust flavors from the smoked ham hock and rosemary, coupled with hearty spoonfuls of cannellini beans.
Get the RECIPE from Rosalynn Daniels
This creamy Italian sausage tortellini soup is a hearty and inviting soup that has minimal prep, so it’s a quick family meal for busy weeknights!
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
This 30 minute Italian Vegetable Soup will be the BEST version you try! Hearty, comforting ground beef & veggies in an Italian spiced tomato broth- SO good!
Get the RECIPE from Carlsbad Cravings
Two bowls of chicken carcass soup with spoon.
This Leftover Chicken Soup (Chicken Carcass Soup) is the best way to put your leftover roasted chicken carcass to use. Packed with veggies, herbs, collagen, and protein, enjoy this comforting soup and all of its benefits on sick days or for family dinners.
Leftover Chicken Soup
You’ll love this hearty Creamy Ravioli Soup. Full of veggies, ground turkey and cheesy ravioli, it cooks in one pot and is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Get the RECIPE from Easy Weeknight Recipes
This 30-Minute Italian Orzo Spinach Soup is simmered with pasta, veggies and greens in a zesty Italian-inspired tomato herb broth. So good!
Get the RECIPE from Gimme Some Oven
This Creamy Tuscan White Bean Soup is loaded with vegetables and spicy sausage. Warming and filling, but packed with healthy ingredients too.
Get the RECIPE from Vanilla Bean Cuisine
Chickpea and escarole soup is one of the simplest and most comforting soups you could make. Serve with good, crusty bread and lots of fresh cracked pepper!
Get the RECIPE from Alexandra’s Kitchen
Creamy bean soup with sausage, topped with a deliciously punchy, red pesto. It’s quick and easy to make, yet hearty and full of flavor
Get the RECIPE from Serving Dumplings
Brothy Beans and Greens! Make a big pot of them, and save for the week. It keeps SO well.
Get the RECIPE from Lindsey Eats LA
The most delicious smoky bacon creamy chicken gnocchi soup recipe! The best version of everyone’s favorite chicken soup, with smoky flavors!
Get the RECIPE from Tatyanas Everyday Food

Best Tips for Making Soup

1. Use homemade broth. I like to use homemade Instant Pot Bone Broth or Slow Slow Cooker Bone Broth to save money and add extra nutrients and flavor to my soups. If not using homemade stock, I prefer to use low-sodium stock so that I can control the amount of salt in the finished soup.

2. Season as you go. Because broth and stock can vary so much in their sodium levels, I like to season as I’m browning the vegetables for the soup, as well as at the end. Don’t be afraid to add in a generous pinch of salt and pepper.

3. Make a double batch. Soups reheat really well and are great for easy lunches. In each of my recipes, you can easily use the recipe card to adjust the serving size. Most soup recipes also keep very well in the freezer.

4. Thickening soup. If you find that you would like your soup to have a thicker texture there are a few options. If your soup has beans or potatoes, simply mash some of them up with a fork to thicken the texture. For creamy soups, simply make a slurry by whisking 1 Tablespoon of water with 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch. Add it to your soup and heat through until thickened.

How to Make Ahead and Store

Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

Did you Make Any of These Easy Italian Soup Recipes?

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Ladle in pot of wedding soup.

25+ BEST Italian Soups

Wondering what the best Italian soups are? There are so many great options! Here are 25+ of the BEST Italian soup recipes to try at home! Try this Italian Wedding Soup. It marries delicious Italian flavors together in one pot! Made with homemade meatballs, vegetables, kale, and pasta, this classic soup is easy to make in less than an hour on the stove top.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people




  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots (diced)
  • 3/4 cup celery (diced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 8 cups chicken broth (64 oz )
  • 1 cup acini de pepe pasta (uncooked (½ package) (or ditalini or orzo))
  • 5 ounces baby kale (chopped)
  • Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Finely shredded parmesan cheese (for serving)


  • In a large mixing bowl combine all meatball ingredients.
  • Using your hands, mix until well combined, then gently form into very small meatballs, about ¾” wide.
  • Transfer to a large baking sheet covered with foil (for easy cleanup) or a large plate.
  • Heat 1 TBSP in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add half the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining meatballs.
  • While meatballs are browning, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots and celery and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until veggies have softened, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and saute for an additional 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add in pasta and meatballs and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium (low boil) and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in kale and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until pasta is tender and kale has wilted. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley. Enjoy!


Notes: I use a teaspoon to measure out equal sized portions for meatballs.
If you have a leftover parmesan rind, throw it in with the pasta as it cooks
Do ahead: Can make the meatballs ahead of time and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freezer for 3 months.
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Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1874mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2768IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 4mg

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