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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.

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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

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How To

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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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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.

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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!

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What’s your favorite winter soup?? Maybe you should add this one to your repertoire!

~ Dyanna

@DyannaLynn

@HighLifeSuite

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