Zuppa or "Italian" Soup
The Italian word for "soup". Zuppa specifically refers to a type of soup for which the main ingredients are vegetables common to the region. A typical Italian Soup that is considered by many to be the most notable Zuppa would be Minestrone Soup which is filled with vegetables and pasta that are cooked in a hearty vegetable broth. Ingredients for Minestrone Soup may include macaroni, penne pasta or some other type of tube pasta, carrots, celery, green beans, tomatoes, dried peas, garbanzo beans, spinach, onions, garlic, herbs, and seasonings.