Bread Soup Recipe

Combine toasted bread with greens and garlic to create a delicious country soup that is perfect for cold winter nights.

December 2017/January 2018

  • Pair bread soup with a roast, or serve it as the main course.
    Photo by William Rubel

Yield: 6 to 10 servings

Picture yourself sitting cozily inside your house, perhaps a fire crackling, while a winter storm brews outside. Now picture holding a bowl of warm bread soup in your hands – the perfect addition to make any cold night warmer.


• 8 to 12 slices of bread
• 2 pounds mixed greens, such as chard, kale, broccoli rabe, or chicory, trimmed and coarsely chopped
• 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, peeled
• Olive oil
• 1/3 pound grated Parmesan
• 4 cups lightly salted hot water


Toast bread and set aside. Bring greens to a rolling boil in water to cover, and then reduce heat and cover until wilted. To assemble soup, rub a piece of toast with garlic and place in a serving bowl. Lightly dress with olive oil, and add a layer of greens and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Continue until ingredients are used up, finishing with layer of cheese. Pour the hot salted water over the bread. Break up bread with a serving spoon, stir, and serve.

Read more about bread at Beautiful Stenciled Breads.

More recipes to make beautiful bread:

Garlic Bread Recipe
Turkey Stuffing Recipe

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