Bread and cabbage soup with Fontina and thyme

Recipe for Italian-style bread and cabbage soup with Fontina and thyme.
Bread and cabbage soup with Fontina and thyme

Bread and cabbage soup with Fontina and thyme

Chris Chen
1H 20M

This soup is a fairly classic Italian-style bread soup with cheese melted through the layers of sourdough. You could use any semi-firm cheese you like – cheddar or Gruyère would work well – while rye bread or miche instead of white sourdough would be lovely, too.




1.Preheat oven to 200C. Rub bread slices well with cut sides of garlic cloves and set aside (discard garlic).
2.Heat butter and oil in a large casserole over medium-high heat, add onion and sauté until tender (5-10 minutes). Add cabbage and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted and starting to caramelise (8-12 minutes). Transfer to a bowl.
3.Bring stock, wine and thyme to the boil in a saucepan over high heat, season to taste.
4.Meanwhile, layer bread, cheeses and cabbage mixture in the casserole, finishing with a scattering of cheeses. Pour hot stock over and bake uncovered, pushing bread down into stock occasionally, until cheese melts and bread is golden on top (30-40 minutes). Serve hot.

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