Pappa al pomodoro

From WikiDotMako


  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 1-2 cups chopped yellow onion (2 onions)
  • (optional) 1 cup medium-diced carrots, unpeeled (3 carrots)
  • (optional) 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and medium-diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ~3-4 cups cubes bread (~1cm) with crusts removed
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans tomato (diced)
  • 3-4 cups stock (fake chicken is good, veggie stock is just as good)
  • (optional) 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • (optional) 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (dried basil can work too)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmigiano


  • Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, carrots, fennel, and garlic and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, until tender.
  • Add the cubed bread and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Place the tomatoes in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process just until coarsely chopped. If the tomatoes are diced already, skip this step.
  • Add the tomatoes to the soup.
  • Add the tomatoes to the pot along with the stock, red wine, basil, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, lower the heat, and allow to simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes or until the consistency is right.

[Based on an few recipes but mostly on this one.]