Easy Tuscan Cardone Soup

An authentic Italian favorite with delicous cardone!

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Serves: 6
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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
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Dietary Preferences:



  • 1½ pounds of cleaned, rinsed and diced cardone
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 cups prepared vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 slices toasted country style bread
  • Crumbled bacon, for optional garnish


  1. Blanch cardone in lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in fry pan and saute onion until tender.
  3. Coat cardone with flour and add to sauteed onions, braise for a few minutes and then add broth, salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes, remove from heat and puree soup with hand blender. At the bottom of each soup bowl, place a slice of toasted bread and pour boiling soup over bread to soften. Garnish with bacon if desired.
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