Brimming with vegetables and beans, this soup is topped with slices of ciabatta and grated Parmesan before it's baked for the final 30 minutes of cooking.
I have now made this soup multiple times with a little extra pepper and have received rave reviews. I have left out the bread when serving it as part of a meal as it is a very hearty soup that otherwise can be used as a meal in and of itself. Either way, it's fantastic! - 24 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. This was tasty and fairly simple, a great family meal. Nutritous, yummy and inexpensive to make. Made six very hearty servings with leftovers. I changed the recipe slightly: omitted the celery and fresh parsley (didn't have it), used half small head of cabbage, two chopped carrots and added three spicy Italian sausages which I browned with the onions. - 24 Jul 2008
This recipe made a yummy soup! However, the estimated prep time of 30 min for me was a little short - it took me closer to an hour. Maybe I will be more efficient and faster next time. Also, the soup is very thick and I might add some more chicken stock next time. - 24 Jul 2008