Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup

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:

California Walnut Firehouse Chili
Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn
Fideo Soup

Santa Fe Chicken Soup

Santa Fe Chicken Soup

Calling all soup lovers! A warm bowl of soup is sometimes just the trick for an easy, satisfying meal. That’s why this Santa Fe Chicken Soup is one you should try out this season. FIlled with whole grains, legumes, lean protein, and veggies, you can have a perfectly balanced meal on the table in under 30 minutes. 

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. 

Thanks to the reduced sodium diced tomatoes, this recipe is lower in sodium than the typical canned kind, which makes it a heart healthy option. And, since canned tomato products are rich in lycopene, they also contribute to a reduced 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? Cozy up to this delicious soup for those chilly fall and winter nights.

Get the full recipe for Santa Fe Chicken Soup by visiting our friends at Fruits and Veggies.

For other delicious soup recipes, check out some of our favorites:

California Walnut Firehouse Chili
Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn
Fideo Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn

Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn

Soup’s up! There’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of tomato soup to warm your soul during the cooler months. That’s why this recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn is a fan-favorite–it’s a unique twist on a classic meal that will leave you feeling cozy. Additionally, these ingredients for this recipe are things you may already have in your pantry (such as diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, honey, and EVOO), making it a healthful, easy recipe to whip up on any weeknight. Plus, tossing a handful of popcorn on top makes for a smile-inducing experience. Serve it with a simple sandwich or a hearty salad, or even enjoy on it’s own. The sky is the limit! 

Thanks to the reduced sodium diced tomatoes, this recipe is lower in sodium than the typical canned kind, which makes it a heart healthy option. And, since canned tomato products are rich in lycopene, they also contribute to a reduced 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, go ahead and enjoy this nutrient-dense Creamy Tomato Soup! Your heart, soul, and taste buds will thank you.

Get the full recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn from Ellie Krieger, RDN.

Fideo Soup

Fideo Soup

Take a trip to Mexico without leaving your kitchen! This Spanish-inspired Fideo soup (Sopa de Fideo) is perfect to cozy up with any time of the year. Plus, this recipe only requires 30 minutes of cook time, so it is great for a quick weeknight meal!

In Spanish, fideo translates to noodles, which is fitting considering this soup is filled with them! The noodles typically used in this soup are thin and are broken up and browned before being added to the soup. For added flavor, this recipe calls for a can of chili ready tomato sauce, and a can of petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, lime, and cilantro. These flavors pair perfectly together, therefore creating a dish that everyone in your family is sure to love.

Just because this meal can be made in under 30 minutes doesn’t mean that it sacrifices nutrition! In fact, it’s just the opposite thanks to the addition of canned tomatoes. This pantry staple is a great way to keep cook time down while making a meal as nutritious as possible. Before being canned, tomatoes are cooked at peak ripeness, which captures their delicious flavor and enhances the lycopene content (which is a powerful antioxidant). Regularly consuming canned tomatoes can help reduce your risk of diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease!

Get the full recipe for Fideo soup by visiting our friends at Red Gold Tomatoes.

For other delicious soup recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Green Chile Posole Soup
Curried Leek Vegetable Soup
Classic Tomato Soup

Curried Leek Vegetable Soup

Curried Leek Vegetable Soup

Here’s a simple, flavorful soup recipe that you can throw together in minutes! The anti-inflammatory spices and antioxidant-rich veggies can help boost your health—and spirits—on the gloomiest day. Plus this Curried Leek Vegetable Soup is light enough to be a great accompaniment for a meal year round. I love to pair this plant-based (vegan), gluten-free soup with a sandwich, such as my BLTA sandwich, veggie-burger such as this Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burger, or hearty salad, like my Green Goddess Buddha Bowl.

Filled with vegetables, including leeks, carrots, celery, and zucchini, with a flavorful tomato-curry vegetable broth, this 10-ingredient curried leek vegetable soup is based on refrigerator and pantry staples, so it’s easy to make up on a busy night. You can swap out leeks for white, yellow, or red onions, and substitute a different vegetable for zucchini, such as peas, spinach, or broccoli. You can also use frozen vegetables to save time and money when produce is less available.

While the soup is simmering, you can get the rest of your meal ready, and have dinner on the table in about 40 minutes. The leftovers are equally good. Just pack up the soup for lunch the next day, or enjoy it the second day with a different entrée. Soups are a great way to fit more veggies into your day, so I’m a big fan of including these delicious recipes in your diet each week. Studies even show that eating soup before your meals can fill you up and reduce your calorie intake for the meal. So, make sure “soups on” in your house today!

Yield: 6

Curried Leek Vegetable Soup

Curried Leek Vegetable Soup

Here’s a simple, flavorful soup recipe that you can throw together in minutes! This Curried Leek Vegetable Soup has anti-inflammatory spices and antioxidant-rich veggies can help boost your health—and spirits—on the gloomiest day.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 medium, leek, chopped (green and white parts)
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (1 teaspoon dried)
  • Optional: Pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients together into a large pot. Stir well, cover, and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 40 minutes, until vegetables are tender. May replace water lost in evaporation.

Notes

InstantPot Directions: Place all ingredients in the container of the InstantPot. Press “Soup” setting. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately.

Slowcooker Directions: Place all ingredients in the container of the Slowcooker. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-12 hours. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately.

 

Blog and recipe from Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN