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Speedy papa al pomodoro served in bowls

Speedy papa al pomodoro

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make our papa al pomodoro, a thrifty Tuscan stew made simply from stale bread and tomatoes. It’s really quick to make and perfect for using up stale bread

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal270
low infat10g
saturates1g
carbs35g
sugars15g
fibre3g
protein8g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil , plus extra to drizzle
  • 3 large garlic cloves , crushed
  • small bunch basil , leaves shredded, stalks finely chopped
  • 3 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • 150g crusty stale bread (sourdough works well), torn
  • grated parmesan or vegetarian alternative, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a non-stick casserole dish or saucepan. Add the garlic cloves and basil stalks and fry for 1 min. Tip in the chopped tomatoes, a canful of water and the sugar and season to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Stir the bread through the soup to create a thick, stew-like consistency, then stir in most of the basil leaves. Ladle into bowls, finish with parmesan and some extra basil.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2019

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