"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast in his heart."--C. S. Lewis

Italian Bread Soup Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Italian Bread Soup, by , is from Eat Like a Farrell, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kandace Brooks

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
2 pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
3/4 pound day old Italian bread, roughly chopped
2 cups water or chicken stock
1 cup fresh basil leaves
black pepper
grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese

Directions:
Directions:
In a soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Saute until onion is translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and their juices and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let cook until the tomatoes begin to soften and break down, about 5 minutes.
Add bread and stock and continue to simmer until bread absorbs the juices, the consistency will be like baby food. Stir in the basil and season with freshly ground pepper.
Simmer for 10 more minutes and serve in warmed bowls garnished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a very hearty, thick consistency soup - almost a porridge. Fresh basil definitely makes this, and I personally like shaved cheese on top rather than grated. It's a simple recipe, so use quality ingredients!

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

21W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!