Another recipe from Ciao Italia: Five Ingredient Favorites--can you tell I REALLY like this cookbook? Gene and I both loved this soup. It's sooooooooo simple but so comforting and rich without being terrible for you.
I made two different versions. The recipe calls for chicken or beef broth. I used chicken broth left over from a roasted chicken (so much better than canned!) and beef broth leftover from a Sunday roast where I'd taken the leftover drippings, onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes and whizzed them in the blender before freezing. This made for a thick gravy type broth. I'd not been sure what I was going to do with it but it's a perfect liquid for this soup.
I think of this as a "Sunday night, OMG, I don't want to cook" kind of soup. Hearty enough to be satisfying without being junky food or labor intensive.
And that, my friends, is the last recipe I'm going to post. Go buy this book. You'll be glad you did (like I'm glad someone gave it to me as a birthday gift!)