Ribollita is an Italian soup made with broken spaghetti, turkey bacon, spinach, and a Parmesan chicken broth. A delicious, hearty soup!
This soup recipe comes from Everyday Pasta by Giada De Laurentiis. The picture in the book looked great, and we love soup, but as I was making it I really didn’t think I’d like it. It looked like there was way too much spinach and I didn’t see how the flavors were going to blend together.
As it turns out, I LOVED this soup!!! I really should have trusted in Giada because I have loved every one of her recipes that I’ve made. I used turkey bacon instead of pancetta and omitted the cannellini beans. Since I left out the beans, I added a bit more broken spaghetti to bulk it up. I really can’t tell you how great this soup is. I will definitely be making it again!!!
Gluten Free Broken Spaghetti Soup
Use gluten free spaghetti in place of traditional spaghetti for an entirely gluten free soup.
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Chicken, Leek and Tomato Soup
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 1 carrot (peeled and chopped)
- 4 ounces pancetta or turkey bacon (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 14.5 ounces canned petite cut diced tomatoes (with juice )
- 10 ounces frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)
- 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 3- inch piece of Parmesan rind
- 1 1/2 cups spaghetti broken into 1-inch pieces
- grated Parmesan (for serving)
- Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-heat. Add the onion, carrot, pancetta or turkey bacon, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until the onion is golden brown and the pancetta/bacon is crisp or cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste and stir until dissolved. Add the tomatoes and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all of the brown bits.
- Add the spinach, herbes de Provence, broth, bay leaf, and the Parmesan rind. Bring the soup to a boil, then add the spaghetti, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
- Discard the Parmesan rind and bay leaf, and ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.
9 thoughts on “Ribollita”
Sounds good to me! Especially without beans, I'm not a big bean fan.
I've seen this while flipping through that cookbook and always tell myself I'm going to make it. I'm so glad you thought it was good! Now I have even more reason to make it!
I almost made this soup once – it looks so delicious. Bookmarked.
What a unique soup!! Sounds great, and looks great as well 🙂
This looks delicious! I an never scared of too much spinach, it is just so delicious.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
This looks delicious and I've been saving a parm rind for something like this!
Looks very comforting!
I have heard of this soup but have never made it…it looks fantastic! I love all the spinach, and I'm a big fan of the white beans too. Will have to make this soon, thanks for sharing!!
This looks so hearty and flavorful – yum! And yay for turkey bacon 🙂