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Pizza Soup Recipe {aka Crustless Pizza In A Bowl}

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This pizza soup is a hearty and delicious, meat filled soup, that your family will love!

My family has always loved pizza soup. I have a recipe that I shared a few years ago, but I changed it up a little a few weeks ago and I think my family loved the new version even more.

After my son took a few bites of this soup he said, “Mom this is like crustless pizza in a bowl.”

That is quite the compliment from him because he would eat pizza every night of the week if I let him. If he thought it really did taste like crustless pizza in a bowl, I knew I had a winner.

Most pizza soups have pasta in them. The version I shared a few years ago contained macaroni noodles. The version today doesn’t contain any  pasta, although you could easily add it.

I have been trying to cut back on the amount of grains I eat. I am not going Paleo, or eating Whole 30, or anything like that. I am not even really going low carb. I am simply watching how many grains I eat.

I have realized over the last few months that I feel better if I don’t eat a lot of rice, pasta, and bread. I can eat a small amount and feel fine, but large amounts really bother me. I don’t see myself going totally paleo or anything like that, especially with all my daughter’s nut allergies, but I am watching what I eat a little more carefully.

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I will probably write a post on it sometime soon, but basically right now I am kind of in the if I am going to limit my grains, than my grains are going to come in a form of something I love, like cookies or desserts. If I limit the amount of grains I eat at meals, it allows me to still eat an occasional dessert or baked good and feel fine.

So, with many of our meals I am trying to find things that don’t contain as much rice or pasta. Or that I can easily just eat without the rice or pasta while my family enjoys it with pasta or rice. For now this is working great for everyone.

This version of pizza soup came about because of I am limiting my grains. I simply left out the pasta and increased the meat. It worked great and everyone was happy. And I think the fact that it did not have the pasta in it, is what made  my son think it tasted much more like pizza.

I think this is a soup everyone will love.

And if you need this to be gluten free just be sure your meat and your broth is gluten free and you will have an easy gluten free dinner.

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  1. That looks delicious! I’m always on the hunt for new soup recipes. It’s supposed to be cold and wet this weekend, so it might be the perfect time to try this one out.

  2. yum–this sounds really good! and easy!

  3. Sounds good. I too want to limit my grains and not to go all out Paleo.


    • I don’t think I could do Paleo with my daughter’s nut allergies. Plus I like cheese and chocolate too much. But eating less grain the last couple of weeks has not been too bad. And really I am eating about 95% grain free, so almost all grain free. I am not sure how long I will stick with it, but for now I can tell a difference.

  4. Great post, and the soup looks delicious. I am with you on the grains. In my case, I seem to be allergic to several, and with the ones I can eat, I feel best if they are eaten in very small amounts. I guess I tend more towards low carb and less towards Paleo although I do find good recipes on both kinds of websites. Normally I adapt the Paleo ones because I can’t eat honey, and I limit the low carb ones because I don’t want to eat too many nut flours. I guess I would call myself a cautious omnivore!

    • I am not sure what to call what I am eating, but it is basically low carb. Except I am eating fruit, potatoes, and some starches. I guess is kind of paleo low carb, but I am eating dairy and some carbs. I am eating about 95% grain free though. I have only had grains once this week. It really has made a difference. I am not sure if I will stick with it long term, but for now it is worth it. Paleo recipes are hard for me because we can’t have nuts. I might have to try to adapt some of the baked things though with coconut flour or a starch if I do this long term.

  5. I saw this title in my inbox and my first thought was “I bet that would be good in a bread bowl” – haha! That would defeat the grain-free factor, but could be a fun, new to way to eat pizza in winter!

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