Stracciatella soup is a simple Italian soup that involves adding a mixture of eggs, grated cheese, parsley and basil to a hot, swirling chicken broth, then stirring in spinach, salt and pepper. A recipe for stracciatella soup by Giada de Laurentiis is available on the Food Network website.
A simple recipe for Italian vegetable soup by Giada de Laurentiis is also available elsewhere on the website. To make this soup, the cook sautés leeks, garlic, zucchini and artichokes with olive oil in a large pot to soften them. She adds salt, pepper, vegetable broth and fresh thyme leaves, then simmers the soup for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cook adds wide egg noodles and cooks them until they are tender but still firm to the bite. Finally, she serves the soup with grated Parmesan cheese.
Cooks should also consider the easy minestrone soup recipe on MyRecipes.com, which simplifies this classic Italian dish by using convenient ingredients such as canned tomatoes and canned beans, and allowing for the use of store-bought chicken broth and Italian herb and spice seasoning mix. Additionally, the cooking process requires only minimal supervision due to the use of a slow cooker. To make this soup, the cook fills the slow cooker with vegetables, broth, tomatoes and seasoning. She adds pasta, escarole and beans for the final 30 minutes of cooking, then serves the soup with grated Parmesan cheese.