Pizza soup is one of those recipes that is even more delicious than it sounds! All of the best ingredients of pizza combine to make this cozy and filling soup. Plus, it takes hardly any time to put together, making this an ideal recipe for any night of the week.

This recipe is a great way to utilize pantry staples like canned and dried goods, as these ingredients are shelf stable and affordable. Canned tomatoes are one of these canned goods that are easy to use while being extremely nutritious, which is why adding them to soups is a simple way to boost the nutrition content. They are also rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that has been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diease, as research shows that tomato products play an important role in preventing platelet aggregation (i.e. reducing the amount of blood clots that can lead to cardiovascular diseases). Additionally, tomato products can improve cholesterol by improving lipid profiles, as studies have found that consumption has lead to a significant decrease in cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as body weight and fat percentage.

So, what are you waiting for? Pull out the crockpot and cozy up to this delicious pizza soup.

Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup

Pizza soup is one of those recipes that is even more delicious than is sounds! All of the best ingredients of pizza combine to make this cozy and filling soup. Plus, it takes hardly any time to put together, making this an ideal recipe for any night of the week.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs. ground italian sausage
  • 1 (5 oz.) bag mini pepperonis
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans beef broth
  • 1 (24 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz. onion and chive cream cheese, softened
  • Breadsticks, for serving
  • Mozzarella cheese, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add in the Italian sausage. Cook and crumble the sausage until it is fully cooked then transfer it into a crock pot. 
  2. Add the pepperonis, garlic, minced onion, Italian seasoning, sugar, tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beef broth, and spaghetti sauce into the crock pot. Mix to combine then cover and cook on low for 6 hours. 
  3. Uncover the crock pot and mix in the cream cheese until well combined. 
  4. To serve, top with mozzarella cheese and enjoy with breadsticks. 
For other delicious soup recipes, check out some of our favorites:

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn
Fideo Soup

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