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Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup

Blossom Lady
Jun 15, 2024 07:53 AM
Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup

A classic and comforting Tomato Bread Soup (Papa alla Pomodoro), easily made any time of year with canned tomatoes. A great use for stale bread, too!

Why I love this tomato bread soup
  • This soup is ready to enjoy in just about 45 minutes.
  • This tomato soup is economical to make and low in both calories and fat.
  • This bread tomato soup is a great use for stale bread!
  • Tomato bread soup is a hearty, filling and comforting soup to enjoy for lunch or dinner.

  • 4 oz. bread, day-old, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, left whole, but smashed slightly
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced, (If using onion only use 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tablespoons carrot, finely diced (can omit and use onion only)
  • 2 Tablespoons celery, finely diced (can omit and use onion only)
  • 1 Tablespoons tomato paste, optional
  • 28 oz whole canned Tomatoes, (796ml) with juices, San Marzano recommended
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves, or 2-3 teaspoons dried basil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, optional

To serve:
  • Additional basil leaves, torn or chopped
  • Olive oil, for drizzle
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved or grated
  • Red pepper flakes

Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes
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