Tomato Stelline and Escarole Soup with Anchovy Toast. Kiddie Soup with a Grown Folks Taste.

  1. In a large stock pot, add the olive oil. Heat on medium high.
  2. Add the chopped carrots, onion, garlic. Saute on medium heat for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add the Vegeta (optional) and dried Italian Herbs . Stir.
  4. Add the tomatoes and the liquid. Pulse with a immersion blender until pureed.
  5. Add either the chicken soup base and water or the chicken stock.
  6. Pulse again with the immersion blender until completely pureed.
  7. Bring up to slight boil, and then reduce heat to simmer.
  8. Add the escarole. Simmer until wilted.
  9. During the last 10 minutes of cooking add the Stelline pasta.
  10. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper or more Vegeta.
  11. While the soup is simmering , preheat oven to 375 F.
  12. Cut the baguette into rounds.
  13. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  14. Mix the butter at room temperature with the anchovy paste until spreadable.
  15. Spread butter onto bread .
  16. Sprinkle dried parsley flakes.
  17. Bake , watching carefully until golden. You may raise the temp slightly to 425 the last few minutes to ensure golden crispness.
  18. Serve with the soup while hot.

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  1. Ben:

    I’ve have many of those days and I understand you completely. But cooking always helps, and I bet this soup was delicious. Sending you hugs and happy thoughts from Mexico :)

  2. Arlene Gibbs Décor:

    It’s funny, I never got into anchovies until I moved to Italy. Now I love them.

    I too, like to cook something after a hectic/stressful day.

    I must try this recipe.

  3. Gianna:

    Oh, that picture looks wonderful, and the description took me right back to my own childhood of soup cooked by my Italian mother.

    Thank you so much for this, Courtney. As for feeling overwhelmed, I hope things ease up for you, and in the meantime, the time you take to share your amazing food with us is so greatly appreciated!

    Hugs – Gianna

  4. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™:

    I wish I could say the same. I wish cooking always soothed those kind of moments… sometimes the last place I want to be is in the kitchen! but, if i know I’m going to finish with a dish like this, then I’m excited. Anything with tomato!