Tomato Bread Soup


Put your leftover Thanksgiving stuffing to good use in this easy tomato soup recipe.

leftover stuffing tomato bread soup

Kelsey Hansen

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups

Transform extra stuffing into a take on Tuscany's pappa al pomodoro, the silky tomato soup thickened with bread. This works best using stuffing that doesn't contain meat, sausage, or oysters.


  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes

  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cups leftover stuffing, chopped if necessary

  • Grated parmigiano reggiano cheese

  • Fresh basil


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart pot heat 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil over medium. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until aromatic and translucent, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Add broth. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat. Stir in stuffing; heat through. Remove from heat.

  3. Using an immersion blender, puree soup. Season with salt and additional black pepper. Top servings with cheese, a drizzle of additional olive oil, and the basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Cholesterol 0.7mg 0%
Sodium 1030.5mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 30.1g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 18%
Total Sugars 11.1g
Protein 7.6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 24.3mg 122%
Calcium 121.3mg 9%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Potassium 775.2mg 16%
Fatty acids, total trans 1.4g
Vitamin D 0.2IU
Alanine 0.2g
Arginine 0.2g
Ash 5.1g
Aspartic acid 0.5g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0mcg
Choline, total 33.3mg
Copper, Cu 0.4mg
Cystine 0.1g
Energy 918.3kJ
Fluoride, F 36.8mcg
Folate, total 58mcg
Glutamic acid 1.8g
Glycine 0.2g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.2g
Leucine 0.3g
Lysine 0.2g
Methionine 0.1g
Magnesium, Mg 47.5mg
Manganese, Mn 0.6mg
Niacin 4.2mg
Phosphorus, P 131.1mg
Pantothenic acid 0.6mg
Phenylalanine 0.2g
Phytosterols 6.8mg
Proline 0.3g
Retinol 73.5mcg
Selenium, Se 10.1mcg
Serine 0.2g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.2g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 3mg
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.1g
Valine 0.2g
Vitamin A, IU 908.8IU
Vitamin A, RAE 106.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 18.2mcg
Water 417.1g
Zinc, Zn 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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