Fast and nourishing bread soup recipe, also called panata or “Easter soup” in Italian cuisine. This frugal yet incredibly delicious and satisfying dish is made primarily with leftovers and takes just minutes to make!
If you are just getting started making old-fashioned bone broth at home, the thought of taking even more time transforming it into soup might be too overwhelming to even contemplate.
Perhaps you’ve solved this problem by serving plain broth all the time. If so, I’ve got a recipe for you to try!
Making soup from broth doesn’t have to be time-consuming.
One of the easiest and most nourishing soups, for example, is also one of the fastest.
Panata, or bread soup, is a frugal dish that takes minutes to make using mostly leftovers like a few stale bread crusts you’re not sure how to use.
It is also called Italian Easter soup as it is traditionally served at the end of Lent.
Unlike this recipe for Italian vegetable soup which takes quite a bit of time to chop all the ingredients, this Italian panata recipe takes literally 10 minutes or less to make.
Start to finish so fast you won’t believe it!
It’s a great option for a very fast lunch at home. It makes for quick dinners too for evenings when you might be tempted to order take-out.
Try out this recipe the next time your family wants soup and all you have is 10 minutes to spare.
Nourishing Bread Soup Recipe (Panata)
Fast and nourishing bread soup recipe, also called panata in Italian cuisine. This frugal and yet incredibly delicious and satisfying dish is made primarily with leftovers. Only takes 10 minutes to make!
- 1 quart bone broth chicken, beef or turkey
- 4 bread crusts from sourdough or sprouted loaf
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup grassfed cheese grated or chopped into small pieces
- 1-2 pinch nutmeg
- 1 cup leftover chopped, cooked vegetables optional
- pepper to taste
- sea salt to taste
Tear up dried bread crusts and pulse in a food processor until they are crumbs.
Warm bone broth in a medium sized pot on the stovetop. Do not boil. Keep on low heat.
Beat eggs in a small bowl.
Whisk homemade bread crumbs, beaten eggs and grated cheese into pot with heated bone broth.
Keep panata heated just below a boil for a minute or two, stirring until eggs are thoroughly cooked. The soup should thicken and be quite smooth in appearance.
Add nutmeg and optional leftover veggies and stir until warmed.
Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately with a small dollop of homemade sour cream if desired.
Sounds yummy, however after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s i Stopped eating all grains and dairy including raw dairy. My antibodies came way down as a result . I do miss all my Easter Italian celebratory foods… braided Easter bread, rice cake, ham pie and stuffed artichokes. I’ve become confused about dairy again and grains with so much in the media telling us they’re all bad, fermented, raw, properly prepared or not. On the other hand, a Mediterranean diet is recommended, which includes little meat, but does include grains and legumes .
What are your thoughts for those with auto immune issues?
You can leave the bread out of this soup and it is still delicious. I’ve made it that way too.
Sounds yummy! I grew up with homemade Italian Easter bread, Ham Pir made with cubes ham, eggs, fresh basket cheese and a bunch of chopped parsley in a flaky pastry, rice cake made with eggs, ricotta, fresh lemon and rice, and always, artichokes stuffed with Italian bread crumbs, garlic and Parmesan. It was a wonderful tradition. Since being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s , I’ve removed all gluten , grains and dairy which has definitely helped bring my antibodies way down. Sadly, I do miss being able to enjoy celebratory meals like this one and though once convince that raw dairy is good, I’ve read so much again about all dairy causing inflammation, I’m confused again:(
I also wonder if I’ll ever be able to enjoy properly prepared grains or fermented sourdough again . Any thoughts?
Raw dairy is a completely different food to pasteurized. ALL the “dairy causes inflammation” studies were done with pasteurized dairy! Yes, pasteurized dairy is inflammation producing … so hard to digest as those fragile milk proteins are damaged by the processing.
Sounds like you need to consider a gut healing diet to heal/seal the gut permeability issues that are likely contributing or even causing your thyroid issues. Gut permeability issues are at epidemic levels not just because of antibiotic overuse but also because so many other drugs (OTC ones too) cause unfavorable changes in the gut flora which make us more susceptible to the development of autoimmune conditions.
Have you consulted with a GAPS Diet practitioner? Other good gut healing diets are AIP and SCD. Hope that helps!
My grandmother in Italy used to serve this! I had totally forgotten about it until reading this recipe. I am going to make it for sure. Thank you for a great idea.