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.)
Chop garlic, doesn't have to be fine
add oil to pan (small-medium stock size) Add garlic, saute until softened slightly
Add 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)
Boil water for ditalini, penne, or elbow pasta. Cook according to directions,drain, set aside
Cook until broccoli is tender, stirring frequently. (approx. 20-25 min)
Dish up pasta in soup bowls, ladle broccoli soup over
Great w/parmesan, asiago, or any other hard italian cheese grated on top.
Enjoy! Great w/Italian crusty bread.....warmed up of course! My kids love this in summer minus the pasta, served cold....
Last Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015