Did I just say “day old bread”? Yup, yup I did. Have you ever gotten fresh French or Italian bread from the grocer and it comes in that huge loaf that can never seem to be finished in a day, but on the second day it’s just way too hard to simply butter and eat? Well this recipe gives you something delicious to do with that wonderful bread.
Tomato & day old bread soup is a great winter meal that is sure to stick to your bones and warm you from the inside out!
What You Need
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tspn crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup marsala wine
2 lb plum tomatoes
5-7 basil leaves
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 cups day old French or Italian bread, cubed
1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese
salt to taste
Start by heating your olive oil in a deep pot. Once the oil has heated up add in the diced onion. Let the onion soften and cook for 8-10 minutes, then add the crushed garlic. Allow the garlic to cook for a couple minutes before adding the 1/2 cup of marsala wine. Wait until the wine reduces by half and add the red pepper flakes.
Toss the diced tomatoes into the mix and let them cook for 10 minutes or until they have started to soften and break down. Add in the sliced basil leaves.
At this point you need to remove the pot from the heat and either blend in a regular blender or use an immersion blender to puree the tomatoes. I was a good girl this year so Santa brought me this handy immersion blender 🙂
Once blended, put the pot back on the heat and add in the can of tomato sauce, as well as the cubed day old bread.
And just like that, you’ve got tomato & day old bread soup! Top with the fresh parmesan and a little freshly chopped basil. The soup is surprisingly delicious and hearty. I honestly don’t even like tomatoes very much but I fell in love with this soup!
What’s your favorite winter soup?? Maybe you should add this one to your repertoire!