This hearty soup will keep you warm and cozy all winter.

This recipe originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Boil the beans in salted water until tender, about 1 hour; drain. Transfer half of the beans to a food processor and puree. In a large pot, heat the EVOO, three turns of the pan, over medium-high. Stir in the pancetta, bay leaf, and herb bundle. Cook, stirring often, until the pancetta renders, about 4 minutes. Add the celery, carrot, onion, fennel, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the beans, then add the greens and stir until wilted. Add the cheese rind, chicken stock and tomato.

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  • Let the soup simmer until the flavors meld, about 1 hour. Remove the bay leaf, herb bundle, and cheese rind. Stir the toasted bread into the soup and stir to thicken. Simmer, stirring, until the soup has a stew-like consistency. The soup is done when a wooden spoon can stand straight up when placed in the center of the pot.

  • Ladle the ribollita into shallow bowls. Top with EVOO, the raw onion, and lots of Pecorino cheese. 

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