Zuppa Del Giorno Soup Recipe


Zuppa Del Giorno Soup is an Italian dish known for its hearty and flavorful combination of vegetables, beans, pasta, and broth.

I didn’t share a lot of soup recipes on my blog; I remember the last one was La Madeleine Mushroom Soup, a French-inspired delight. But for today’s recipe, we won’t venture far; instead, we’ll stay in Europe, precisely Italy.

Let me introduce you to Zuppa Del Giorno Soup. This hearty Italian soup is a comforting blend of vegetables, beans, pasta, and flavorful broth. It’s a dish that warms the soul and fills the belly with satisfaction. With its roots in traditional Italian cuisine, Zuppa Del Giorno Soup offers a taste of rustic charm and homemade goodness.

What is the meaning of Zuppa del Giorno soup?

The meaning of “Zuppa del Giorno” soup is “Soup of the Day” in English. It refers to a soup that varies depending on the chef’s choice or the available ingredients.

Zuppa Del Giorno Soup Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup small pasta (such as ditalini or small shells)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans or black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach or kale
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped, for garnish

Kitchen equipment you’ll need:

  • Large Soup Pot: A large pot is essential for cooking the soup ingredients together and allowing flavors to meld.
  • Cutting Board and Knife: You’ll need a cutting board and a sharp knife for chopping vegetables and other ingredients.
  • Wooden Spoon or Ladle: A wooden spoon or ladle is handy for stirring the soup and serving it.
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons: Measuring cups and spoons are useful for accurately portioning out ingredients like broth, pasta, and spices.

How to make Zuppa Del Giorno Soup

Step 1:

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 2:

Add the carrots, celery, zucchini, and yellow squash to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 5-6 minutes.

Step 3:

Stir in the diced tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 4:

Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the soup to a simmer.

Step 5:

Add the pasta to the pot and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.

Step 6:

Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the cannellini beans or black beans and chopped spinach or kale. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the beans are heated and the greens are wilted.

Step 7:

Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8:

Ladle the Zuppa Del Giorno Soup into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil leaves.

Tips

  • Taste the soup as you go and adjust the seasoning accordingly. The right balance of salt and pepper will enhance the vegetables, beans, and broth flavors.
  • Be mindful not to overcook the pasta. Cook it just until al dente according to the package instructions. Overcooked pasta can become mushy and affect the texture of the soup.
  • Garnish each serving with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil leaves just before serving. These finishing touches add visual appeal and enhance the aroma and flavor of the soup.

What to pair with Zuppa Del Giorno Soup

I like to serve my Zuppa Del Giorno Soup with a hint of Italian charm. To make it even more Italian-inspired, consider adding traditional accompaniments like crusty bread or garlic bread.

But you can try pairing it with a refreshing side salad or an antipasto platter for a burst of flavor. Additionally, bruschetta or a classic grilled cheese sandwich can add a delicious twist to your meal. And for those craving something extra, slices of focaccia bread make a perfect addition. These options will enhance your soup experience and satisfy your taste buds.

Variations

If you wanna try different flavors with your Zuppa Del Giorno Soup, here are five variations to consider. For a spicy twist, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to give it some heat. To make it creamier, stir in a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk.

You can also amp up the veggie goodness by adding diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or green beans. Experiment with herbs like thyme, rosemary, or oregano to add aromatic flavors. For a protein boost, toss in cooked shredded chicken, Italian sausage, or tofu cubes. These variations will add excitement to your soup and keep your taste buds intrigued.

How to store

To store Zuppa Del Giorno Soup, ensure it cools completely at room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Seal the container tightly, labeling it with the preparation date for easy reference. Refrigerate the soup for up to 3-4 days.

To enjoy, thaw overnight in the refrigerator or reheat directly from frozen on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Conclusion


This Italian Zuppa Del Giorno Soup is a comforting and tasty dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its mix of fresh veggies, flavorful broth, and hearty beans, it’s a real treat. You can easily change it up to suit your taste, adding a bit of spice or making it creamy. It’s so simple to make and uses basic ingredients, making it a great choice for a homemade meal.

FAQ

Is Zuppa Del Giorno Soup vegetarian or vegan?

Zuppa Del Giorno Soup can be made vegetarian or vegan depending on the ingredients used. If made with vegetable broth and omitting any animal products like cheese, it can be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Can I customize Zuppa Del Giorno Soup to my taste preferences?

Yes, Zuppa Del Giorno Soup is versatile and can be customized to suit individual taste preferences. You can adjust the ingredients, seasonings, and add-ons according to your liking.

What are some popular side dishes to serve with Zuppa Del Giorno Soup?

Popular side dishes to serve with Zuppa Del Giorno Soup include crusty bread, garlic bread, side salads, antipasto platters, bruschetta, and grilled cheese sandwiches. These accompaniments complement the soup and enhance the dining experience.

Zuppa Del Giorno Soup

Recipe by Wasian CookeryCourse: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Zuppa Del Giorno Soup is an Italian dish known for its hearty and flavorful combination of vegetables, beans, pasta, and broth.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 2 celery stalks, diced

  • 1 zucchini, diced

  • 1 yellow squash, diced

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup small pasta (such as ditalini or small shells)

  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans or black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach or kale

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving

  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped, for garnish

Directions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, celery, zucchini, and yellow squash to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the soup to a simmer.
  • Add the pasta to the pot and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the cannellini beans or black beans and chopped spinach or kale. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the beans are heated and the greens are wilted.
  • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle the Zuppa Del Giorno Soup into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil leaves.
  • Serve hot and enjoy the comforting flavors of this hearty Italian soup!

Notes

  • Taste the soup as you go and adjust the seasoning accordingly. The right balance of salt and pepper will enhance the vegetables, beans, and broth flavors.
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