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.
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 number of grains I eat at meals, it allows me to still eat an occasional dessert or baked goods 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.
- 1 pound lean ground sausage
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped or sliced
- 2- 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 1 can beef broth
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 4 ounces pepperoni, cut into pieces
- 4 ounces Canadian bacon, cut into pieces
- 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- In a large pan brown meat with onion. Cook until meat is browned and onion is tender.
- Drain off any fat.
- Add mushrooms and green pepper to the meat and cook until the peppers start to soften.
- Add remaining ingredients, except cheese. Stir well.
- Cook on low for 25-30 minutes.
- Serve with cheese on top.
To make this gluten-free be sure to read labels on your meat, broth, and other ingredients to make sure that they are gluten-free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1043mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g