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Canederli Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bread, comfort food, onions, soup, speck
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 571 kcal


  • 10 ounces bread 10 ounces day-old bread, preferably Italian
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces Speck ham 2 ounces diced Speck ham or regular ham
  • 4 ounces pancetta 4 ounces pancetta
  • 3 eggs 3 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
  • ½ yellow onion ½ small yellow onion, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cup chicken stock 4 cups chicken stock
  • parmesan cheese graeted parmesan cheese (optional)
  • cup flour ⅔ cup flower
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  1. Cut the bread in small cubes and place in a bowl.

  2. In a small frying pan sauté the onion with the butter. Add the speak and pancetta and sauté for a couple of minutes. When done place with the bread.

  3. In a small bowl mix the eggs with the milk, add the parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add the mixture to the bread onion mix. Let it rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour to flavor thoroughly.

  4. Add the flour to the mixture, mix well, and then prepare balls. Add some flour to your hands and roll in the cavity of your hands. If the bread mix is too soft add more flour, if too hard add a bit more milk.

  5. Form small balls, 2 inches diameter, in the cavity of your hand and roll them lightly in the flour to barely cover.

  6. Bring stock to a boil and then add the canederli. When they float to the surface, boil for another 10 minutes, then drain with a slotted spoon.

    Place 2-3 canederli in each serving bowl, and top with chicken stock.

Nutrition Facts
Canederli Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 172mg57%
Sodium 1068mg46%
Potassium 623mg18%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 559IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 201mg20%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.