Looking for the Italian Bread Soup recipe from Johnny Carino’s Italian Recipe? This is as close as I can get to that amazing delicious soup.
I’ve been looking for this recipe for probably 15 or more years. I used to go to Johnny Carino’s just for this soup. It was incredible. I have tried other recipes in the past, and none came even close.
I was talking with my Dad when we had this delicious Italin bread that was going stale about how I loved this bread soup at Johnny Carino’s. He said, I’m sure “Nick Stallino’s” cook book will have it. Sure enough, there was a great recipe in there. It is called “Pappa al Pomodoro”.
I have slightly adapted the recipe. The main adaption was adding the sugar. Most of the tomatoes we get here in California are a little too acidic. The sugar is needed to cut that acidity.
But let me say, this is the closest I’ve come to recreating the soup served there. So so good. Enjoy!