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Comfort Foods Tuscan Bread Soup Recipe

tuscan bread soup

A  simple homey dish, this Tuscan Bread Soup recipe is perfect for a cold winter night. Recipe courtesy of Dr. Anne Fishel, from her book Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids.

 

Instructions

  1. Soak the bread in cold water.
  2. Saute onion and fennel with olive oil in a large pot for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic.
  4. After about a minute, add the tomatoes, stock and wine.
  5. Tightly squeeze out the bread, then add to the pot. Let cook for 40 minutes.
  6. Add the basil and Parmesan cheese. Cook for another few minutes.
  7. Serve hot with some extra shredded Parmesan on top.

Vegetarian Instructions

  1. Soak the bread in cold water.
  2. Saute onion and fennel with olive oil in a large pot for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic.
  4. After about a minute, add the tomatoes, stock and wine.
  5. Tightly squeeze out the bread, then add to the pot. Let cook for 40 minutes.
  6. Add the basil and Parmesan cheese. Cook for another few minutes.
  7. Serve hot with some extra shredded Parmesan on top.

tags

hot dishes make ahead salads and soups stovetop vegetables vegetarian veggieoption 

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Ingredients

Serves 3-4

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped (substitutes: celery, fennel seeds)
  • 2 cups crusty stale bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of chopped plum tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (substitutes: dried basil, thyme or parsley)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded

Vegetarian Ingredients

Serves 3-4

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped (substitutes: celery, fennel seeds)
  • 2 cups crusty stale bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of chopped plum tomatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (substitutes: dried basil, thyme or parsley)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded
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