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 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 Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours10 minutes
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
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.
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.
Uncover the crock pot and mix in the cream cheese until well combined.
To serve, top with mozzarella cheese and enjoy with breadsticks.
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Turn a can of tomatoes into a flavorful dish with these canned tomato recipes from registered dietitians.
Get ready to celebrate a world of flavors with canned tomatoes! We are celebrating National Nutrition Month all month long, and this year’s theme is all about how you can appreciate flavors from cultures around the world. This is a tasty way to nourish ourselves and appreciate our diversity, as we are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! That’s why we asked some of our registered dietitian friends to share their best canned tomato recipes, as these nutrition professionals are the top in their class for providing healthful and delicious food that also celebrates culture.
We love using canned (and jarred tomatoes) as they provide a plethora of antioxidants (such as lycopene) that play an integral role in the reduction of certain types of diseases and cancers. In fact, numerous studies have linked lycopene consumption with prostate cancer protection. While lycopene is present in other fruits such as watermelon and pink grapefruit, tomatoes (which are the second most consumed vegetable second to potatoes in the U.S.), account for more than 85% of the lycopene in the American diet. Interestingly, cooked tomato products may hold particular significance, as the lycopene from cooked and processed tomatoes is more bioavailable than that of fresh tomatoes. Heating or processing breaks down the tomato cell matrix and promotes isomerization of lycopene from all-trans isomers to the more bioavailable form of cis-isomers. Research shows that single daily servings of processed tomato products produce significant increases of lycopene concentrations in blood and buccal mucosal cells in healthy adults.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to see how canned tomatoes can help you uncover a world of flavor with these recipes inspired by global cuisine.
20+ of the BEST canned tomato recipes for National Nutrition Month
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Who said that soups can’t be filling and hearty? This sausage tortellini soup is a warming and filling meal that can be eaten on its own as an entire meal or served alongside your favorite dishes!
This soup combines the delicious flavors of Italian sausage, garlic, oregano, and parsley for an Italian style meal that can be made in under 30 minutes. This is the type of meal that only requires a few steps, which is perfect for busy weeknights since it cuts back on the cooking time while still adding nutrition and flavor.
One of the notable flavors in this dish is an herb called marjoram. It is a Mediterranean herb that has a similar flavor to oregano, and it is a perfect pairing with the other flavors in this soup. Additionally, this recipe calls for cannellini beans (which are a great plant-based addition that provides both extra protein and fiber) and three cheese tortellini to increase the heartiness.
In addition to these nutritious (and filling) ingredients, this Sausage Tortellini Soup calls for canned tomatoes. This is a great ingredient to add to soups and stews, as they provide a depth of flavor and added nutrition. Moreover, they add great color and flavor to the dishes as well as a powerful boost of nutrition through the antioxidant called lycopene. This has powerful health benefits like preventing chronic diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease, so grab a few cans of diced tomatoes to pop into your weeknight soups and stews!
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Canned tomato ingredients are nutrient-packed and contain a ton of flavors that pair well with other vegetables along with your choice of proteins, grains, and seasonings. In fact, canned tomatoes have even MORE nutritional value than fresh tomatoes, providing a powerful impact on human health. The lycopene content found in canned tomatoes allows this ingredient to be one of the most useful, healthy additions to just about any meal. For this dish specifically, the combination of spicy and zesty makes it one that you don’t want to miss out on. The sauteed vegetables stirred into a delicious chicken broth with lime juice, fresh cilantro, and tortilla chips delivers a novel twist to traditional vegetable soup. The grains and vegetables incorporated into this soup provide you with a balanced meal containing a ton of vitamins and minerals that will give you the energy you need to get through the day. Since these ingredients are all stirred into one pot, this allows you to sneak in some vegetables for kids or adults in your family who have a hard time eating healthy foods—they won’t even taste the vegetables!
This minestrone is spiked with loads of dried herbs, beautiful and colorful rainbow chard, cannellini beans for some heftiness and lots of mushrooms. Recipe courtesy of Mushroom Channel.
Serves 4 to 6
2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, peeled and diced 2 carrots, peeled diced 2 ribs of celery, sliced Salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1/2 of red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 2 tablespoons Parmesan-Reggiano 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 6 cups water 3 leaves of rainbow chard, ribs removed and leaves roughly chopped 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans 8 cremini mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
In a medium pot, set over medium heat, pour in the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the diced yellow onion, carrots, celery and a few pinches of salt; mix and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Mix in the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, dried thyme and rosemary and mix until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the can of tomatoes, water and give it a good mix.
Bring the soup to a simmer and then immediately turn the heat down to low. Mix in the rainbow chard and cannelloni beans. Cover the soup and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes. Uncover the pot, add the cremini mushrooms, cooking for an additional 10 minutes. Salt to taste (I added an additional 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt).
Mix in the grated parmesan and divide the soup amongst bowls. Garnish with some additional Parmesan, if you like, and serve with a side of bread.
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