heads of fresh broccoli (stems removed) or 1 extra large (huge) size frozen broccoli florets
dry red wine (optional)
ITALIAN BROCCOLI SOUP
pasta (shells, ditalini, elbows, etc.)
1Chop garlic, doesn't have to be fine
2add oil to pan (small-medium stock size) Add garlic, saute until softened slightly
3Add Costco sized can of crushed tomatoes/ add broccoli / stir/ can add wine at this step/ Add Salt & pepper to taste (because of tomatoes I usually don't salt at all)
4Boil water for ditalini, penne, or elbow pasta. Cook according to directions,drain, set aside
5Cook until broccoli is tender, stirring frequently. (approx. 20-25 min)
6Dish up pasta in soup bowls, ladle broccoli soup over
7Great w/parmesan, asiago, or any other hard italian cheese grated on top.
8Enjoy! Great w/Italian crusty bread.....warmed up of course! My kids love this in summer minus the pasta, served cold....
Originally Posted: Thu, May 27, 2010