Umbrian Vegetable Soup
Unlike a classic slow-cooked minestrone, the vegetables are cooked quickly to preserve their bright flavor. See the recipe for Zuppa di Verdure all'Agliata (Umbrian Vegetable Soup) ». Penny De Los Santos

Fall’s warm days and chilly nights make for optimal soup conditions: a warming meal is a welcome thing, and the markets are still full of bright, fresh vegetables, perfect for simmering into a potage, stew, or simple puree. These simple vegetable soups highlight everything from squash to scallions; pair them with a simple green salad and a hunk of good bread for the ideal autumn supper.

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