Soup and Stew Recipes
From Italian Wedding Soup to slow cooker Cioppino, Giada shares her favorite soup and stew recipes to get you through the colder months.
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So packed full of spring vegetables, this brothy soup is enough to be a full, satisfying meal no matter what time of year. Artichokes give it an unexpectedly hearty bite and pop of sweetness that tastes like a bit of Italian springtime in every bite.
Take a food tour through Italy in your own kitchen with Giada’s Italian soup recipes! While it might not be on the forefront of people’s minds when they think “Italian food,” soup is actually a huge staple in Italian cuisine. Giada’s Italian soup recipes are essentially a tour through her childhood, as most of these recipes were introduced by her family – so get ready for some fantastic recipes, and a little bit of history while we’re at it.
The secret to this chili is the combination of delicious spices and herbs. I always add oregano and fennel to give it that Italian spin, and they add an amazing earthy warm flavor. After everything simmers together for awhile, the result is a rich, nutritious chili that is just perfect for colder weather. I absolutely love it with cornbread on the side!
I love soup regardless of the season, but especially so in fall and winter – not only is it nutritious, but there’s something so therapeutically warming about enjoying it in the cold weather. The one thing I don’t love about soup is how long it can often take to prepare – between loads of chopping and many minutes of simmering, it’s not always feasible for a weeknight.
Minestrone is a beloved Italian soup, and one of the most recognizable ones in the US. It’s a thick, hearty stew with vegetables, and often with pasta or rice. In my version, I opt for heartiness from potatoes and cannellini beans! The step of blending up some of the beans with broth gives the soup a delicious, velvety texture.
How do you make homemade chicken noodle soup even better? Add lemon, of course! This simple and healthy soup utilizes a store-bought rotisserie chicken, making it a breeze to whip up on a weeknight. It's warm and comforting for when you're feeling under the weather, or it's just a light and refreshing, but still hearty, dinner for any day of the week.
The beauty of Stracciatella soup is its simplicity, because it is mild yet flavorful. It's the Italian version of egg drop soup, and it's one of my favorite classic Italian recipes. It’s what my mom would make for my brother, my sister, and me when we were under the weather. It’s so soothing and comforting, like a big hug. It’s also great for breakfast!
For a warm dinner on chilly night or if you're feeling under the weather, this lemon chicken soup with spaghetti is the best! This simple and healthy soup utilizes a store-bought rotisserie chicken, making it a breeze to whip up on a weeknight.
This green pea, lettuce, and fennel soup is light and healthy, perfect for spring! If you wouldn’t think of putting lettuce in a soup, you should; it adds a light flavor and texture to go with the body and the richness from the peas. A touch of butter rounds everything out. This is definitely a green soup. Serve it hot or at room temperature.