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Italian Peasant Bread Soup Recipe
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Italian Peasant Bread Soup

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"Warm up to the delicious, nutritious taste of Italian Peasant Soup. With all the calcium of eight ounces of milk in just two slices of Wonder Classic White Bread, this soup is not only good, it's good for you, too."

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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Cut bread into 3 strips; cut each strip into thirds, making 9 cubes. Place bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until very crisp. Set bread aside to cool.
  2. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are quite tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, except crisp bread cubes and Parmesan cheese. Heat to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into individual serving bowls and top each with crisp bread cubes. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
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Mar 08, 2010

This is a great, easy recipe - thanks. I only modified it a bit. I used oregano infused oil to cook the onion, some chopped shallot and minced garlic with spices first - oregano, thyme, rosemary. Then I added the carrots, celery and parsnip. If you prefer, you could use chopped celery root instead of celery. I used organic fire roasted diced toms, 3 c of veggie juice and 1 c of water. I also added some ground flax for extra nutrients and thickness. While the soup was simmering, I coated boneless chicken breasts with the oregano oil and roasted them. At the end, I shredded the chicken and added it. The fresh basil is a great addition. I didn't have the flat leaf parsley so I left it out. I used whole grain bread for the croutons, and sprinkled on a 3 cheese blend before serving. A nice thick, hearty soup for those chilly days. Will definitely make this again!


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  • Calories
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 636 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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