SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2020

SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

I always like to incorporate something seasonal into my menu. A spiced pumpkin soup or butternut squash is perfect during the beautiful autumn weather.

MEDITERRANEAN SEAFOOD SOUP DI PAPA
Jennifer Nevins on 06/01/2020

MEDITERRANEAN SEAFOOD SOUP DI PAPA

This is a very hearty soup dish, and one of my Dad’s favorites. He uses fresh clams that he rakes up in the bay behind his home in North Wildwood. It’s hard to simulate that type of freshness!

MEATBALL SOUP WITH PASTA
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2020

MEATBALL SOUP WITH PASTA

This soup recipe is delicious, made with meatballs and pasta in a beef broth. Serve with grated parmesan cheese and warm Italian bread.

BEEF STEW
Jennifer Nevins on 01/01/2020

BEEF STEW

Beef stew is a great winter meal, and incorporates a relatively inexpensive cut of meat with a long cooking time to create a savory, hearty dish. This stew is delicious served with crusty semolina bread.

DAD'S CLAM CHOWDER
Jennifer Nevins on 06/01/2019

DAD'S CLAM CHOWDER

This is a very hearty soup dish. Dad uses fresh clams that he rakes up in the bay behind his home…it’s hard to simulate that type of freshness!

RIBOLLITA (TUSCAN BEAN SOUP)
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2019

RIBOLLITA (TUSCAN BEAN SOUP)

This Tuscan bean soup recipe is similar to minestrone soup. I like to add spicy sausage for an extra kick. That ingredient can be excluded for a vegetarian option. Serve warm with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

FRENCH ONION SOUP
Jennifer Nevins on 02/01/2019

FRENCH ONION SOUP

This soup is savory and delicious. The sweetness of the onions and the creaminess of the cheese is a wonderful combination.

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP WITH FENNEL
Jennifer Nevins on 01/01/2019

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP WITH FENNEL

I have made this recipe many times over the years….it’s always a crowd favorite. The addition of fennel gives this recipe a different flair. The soup can be made ahead of time, without the pasta. Just re-heat the soup and add the pasta the day of the event. Serve with grated cheese.

WHITE BEAN SOUP
Jennifer Nevins on 01/01/2019

WHITE BEAN SOUP

This white bean soup is really hearty…perfect for a cold winter day. The creaminess of the beans, paired with the flavors of pancetta and basil pesto really makes this simple dish a treat. I like to serve this soup with garlic crostini. Any small pasta, like ditalini, can be added to this soup if desired.

PASTINA SOUP
Jennifer Nevins on 07/01/2018

PASTINA SOUP

This is a very simple soup dish to make…the pastina cooks quickly and you can have this on your dinner table in no time. Serve this soup with freshly grated parmesan cheese for depth of flavor.

ITALIAN RICE SOUP
Jennifer Nevins on 05/01/2018

ITALIAN RICE SOUP

This soup has great depth of flavor, and is rich and hearty. Serve warm with grated parmesan cheese and crusty Italian bread for a delicious meal!

MINESTRONE SOUP
Jennifer Nevins on 04/01/2018

MINESTRONE SOUP

Growing up, we enjoyed minestrone soup as an alternate to the traditional pasta e fagioli. Any of your favorite vegetables can be added to this soup. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

COLOMBO FAMILY PASTA E FAGIOLI (SOUTHERN REGION)
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2018

COLOMBO FAMILY PASTA E FAGIOLI (SOUTHERN REGION)

Pasta e Fagioli is a staple in our home. This soup is really hearty, inexpensive and delicious, and was one of Grandpa Colombo’s favorite dishes. Canned cannellini beans can be substituted for the dried beans…just use (2) 15-oz. cans of beans, drained, and skip the soaking and boiling method to tenderize the dried beans.

CECI SOUP ALLA MADONNA
Jennifer Nevins on 02/01/2018

CECI SOUP ALLA MADONNA

We enjoyed the most delicious soup during a cooking class at “Alla Madonna del Piatto” in Assisi, Italy. The soup was made of an amazing chickpea puree, topped with the freshest extra virgin olive oil, sautéed mushrooms, croutons, fresh dill and grated pecorino cheese. It was simple and yet incredibly delicious.

CHICKEN SOUP WITH POLENTA DUMPLINGS
Jennifer Nevins on 02/01/2018

CHICKEN SOUP WITH POLENTA DUMPLINGS

Chicken soup has always been my son, Nicholas’ favorite. This recipe kicks it into high gear by adding polenta (cornmeal) dumplings to the top of the soup. This is incredibly hearty and wonderful on a cold wintery day!

TORTELLINI IN BRODO WITH SPICY PORK MEATBALLS
Jennifer Nevins on 01/09/2018

TORTELLINI IN BRODO WITH SPICY PORK MEATBALLS

This is a very simple soup to prepare, and very hearty with the addition of tortellini, spicy pork meatballs and roasted chicken. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

CAPELLINI SOUP WITH CHICKEN BROTH
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2017

CAPELLINI SOUP WITH CHICKEN BROTH

This is my chicken soup recipe, using capellini pasta. Using a purchased (or homemade) roasted chicken really adds depth of flavor. This soup is one of Nicholas’ favorites, and I make this often during the year.

PASTA E FAGIOLI  (NORTHERN REGION)
Jennifer Nevins on 08/02/2017

PASTA E FAGIOLI (NORTHERN REGION)

This pasta e fagioli recipe is Jessica’s favorite, and is adapted from an Italian Cooking magazine recipe. This northern version incorporates pancetta and pureed cannellini beans for a thicker, creamier soup. Serve with grated parmesan cheese and semolina bread for dipping.

BAKED POTATO SOUP
Jennifer Nevins on 08/01/2017

BAKED POTATO SOUP

I made this recipe for the first time several years ago, and everyone loved the flavor of this soup. The toppings make this soup extremely flavorful, and very filling. This recipe has been adapted from a Woman’s Day recipe.