Pappa Al Pomodoro

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by zeldaz51

From the long defunct Rockin' Robin Cafe in Oswego, NY. The owner/cook was pretty temperamental, but he made killer soups! I love the sage in this, it's a nice change from basil.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 14 cup dried rubbed sage leaves or 12 cup fresh sage leaf, chopped
  • 8 -10 ounces stale coarse-textured bread, thinly sliced
  • 2 lbs tomatoes, peeled (and crushed or finely chopped, do not use tomatoes sold as crushed)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 14 lb butter (or to taste)
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated


  1. Heat ¼ cup olive oil in saucepan, saute garlic and fresh sage (add dry at later point) until garlic just starts to color. Add bread, tomatoes, stock, and seasonings. Heat to a simmer, cover and cook on low 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove cover, add dry sage, butter, and remaining ¼ cup olive oil. Cook another 5 minutes. Stir in cheese after removing from heat. Adjust seasonings and serve with extra cheese.

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