This Cozy, Italian Tomato Soup Is a Must for Cool Weather

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When it comes to comfort food, you can never go wrong with tomato soup. There’s just something about it that always leaves you with a warm, cozy feeling. We’re putting a healthier spin on the beloved family dish with this Italian tomato soup: Pappa al Pomodoro!

This classic Italian recipe combines tomatoes, basil, and bread to create a nutritious meal — perfect for cozying up by the fireplace this winter season.

Italian tomato soup ingredients
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Pappa al Pomodoro

Makes: 2 full (or 4 appetizer-sized) bowls


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 6 cups ripe roma tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Low-sodium vegetable broth (optional)
  • Garlic clove
  • 1 slice whole grain bread
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)


  1. In a pan, heat olive oil, garlic, and basil. Sauté until golden brown.
  2. Add in tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes until juicy, stirring periodically. (Tip: If it’s not juicy enough, add a small amount of low-sodium vegetable broth.)
  3. Rub garlic clove all over the whole grain bread for additional flavor.

    Italian tomato basil soup
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  4. Add bread to the center of the pan and allow to simmer for 30 minutes until it’s melted into the soup.
  5. Once softened, stir the bread thoroughly to create a cream texture. If desired, serve with basil, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Italian Tomato Soup recipe
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This recipe helps kids be their best and gets a Disney Check for meeting Disney Nutrition Guidelines. To learn more, visit DisneyCheck.com. Click here for more Disney Check recipes. 

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