Panera Country Bread and Tomato Soup With Mashed Basil Oil

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by mollypaul

From the Panera Bread Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash the basil well with 1/2 cup of the oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining 1/4 cup oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Cook the garlic, red pepper and oregano just until the garlic begins to sizzle.
  4. Crush the tomatoes with your hands over the saucepan, making sure to include all of the juice.
  5. Add the water or stock and red wine.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in the bread and remove from heat.
  9. Serve immediately, drizzling the soup generously with the mashed basil oil.

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