Italian Broccoli Soup

Italian Broccoli Soup Recipe

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Cheryl Morgan


I grew up with alot of Italians in my life (my mother, aunts, uncles, "adopted" aunts. This was a soup everyone says I came up with? Who knows? But, we always enjoy it (hot or cold). My husband, who is a big meat eater, also loves this.


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15 Min
30 Min


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  • 2-4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4-5 clove
    garlic (chopped)
  • 2 large
    heads of fresh broccoli (stems removed) or 1 extra large (huge) size frozen broccoli florets
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    dry red wine (optional)

  • 1 lb
    pasta (shells, ditalini, elbows, etc.)

How to Make Italian Broccoli Soup


  1. Chop garlic, doesn't have to be fine
  2. add oil to pan (small-medium stock size) Add garlic, saute until softened slightly
  3. 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)
  4. Boil water for ditalini, penne, or elbow pasta. Cook according to directions,drain, set aside
  5. Cook until broccoli is tender, stirring frequently. (approx. 20-25 min)
  6. Dish up pasta in soup bowls, ladle broccoli soup over
  7. Great w/parmesan, asiago, or any other hard italian cheese grated on top.
  8. Enjoy! Great w/Italian crusty bread.....warmed up of course! My kids love this in summer minus the pasta, served cold....

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About Italian Broccoli Soup

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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