8 ways to make minestrone soup

If you're seeking a hearty, soul-reviving soup for the chilly months, look here.

Chunky, nourishing and brimming with vegetables, minestrone soups are a no-brainer for the chilly months. In our ham hock, borlotti bean and pasta minestra, we've battuto lardo for extra oomph; while the legendary Stefano Manfredi walks us through his recipe for a rice and bean minestrone. For a refreshing take on the soup, Stefano de Pieri's minestra di riso e asparagi or the green minestrone with chickpeas and lemon will do you a world of good.