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Italian Vegetable Soup with Cheese Bread


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Italian Vegetable Soup with Cheese Bread


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Italian Vegetable Soup with Cheese Bread


  • Prep Time : 8 min
  • Cook Time : 27 min
  • Ready Time : 35 min


4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 to 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5-ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 8 slices baguette or Italian loaf
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup store bought pesto


Heat olive oil in a medium pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté 5 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic and sauté 4 more minutes. Add broth, beans, orzo, tomatoes and oregano and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 14 to 18 minutes or until orzo is cooked and vegetables are tender.


Preheat oven to a low broil.  Place sliced bread on a large sheet pan. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese on each slice of bread and broil on low until cheese is bubbly and bread is lightly browned.


To serve, ladle soup into 4 bowls and top each with 1 tablespoon pesto. Serve with cheese bread.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




9 Responses to Italian Vegetable Soup with Cheese Bread

  1. avatar says: elk99

    This looks so delicious! Perfect for a cold winter night.

  2. avatar says: goldie

    sounds amazing! made my mouth water!

  3. Love it ! I’ll top mine with a splash more mozzarella ! Yum!

  4. avatar says: Michaela

    I have a problem: my English is not perfect-could you please explain to me,what is ORZO?Thanks, Michaela

  5. avatar says: gr8r84u

    This came out a little bland… ok very bland. Something seems to be missing.

    • OY ok, let’s trouble shoot – bc I really like this soup. I think the secret is in the veg broth — I use the Manischewitz all Natural Veg Broth – I find it to be the most flavorful base – what did you use?

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