Sunday, July 27, 2014

Corinn's Pizza Soup

Corinn’s Pizza Soup

Love the flavor of pizza but trying to not eat so much of the crust? Make pizza soup!

Use whatever ingredients you enjoy on pizza – make it all veggie, or all the meats!

Pizza Soup
The nutrition facts for four large servings were analyzed at

2 t olive or vegetable oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, deseeded and chopped
1 cup sliced black olives, sliced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cloves minced garlic
1 14.5oz cans of tomato sauce*
1 14.5oz cans of diced tomatoes*
½ lb Italian sausage, crumbled
1/4  lb spicy pepperoni or salami, sliced crosswise
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 t dry Italian seasoning blend*
kosher salt to taste
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup white wine

Optional garnish: grated part-skim, low-moisture mozzarella, pinch of minced fresh basil, or garlic croutons

*or use 1 (32 oz) jar chunky marinara sauce - but it won't taste as good.


Slice yellow, red onion, bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, olives, mushrooms into equally-sized pieces; mince the garlic.

On high heat, add vegetable oil and begin browning the crumbled sausage and pepperoni or salami.

After a few minutes, add sliced vegetables and minced garlic. Lower the heat to medium-high, add salt, pepper and Italian seasoning blend. Cook until the vegetables begin to soften and the onions turn translucent.

Add the wine and the tin of diced tomatoes (do not drain) and stir into the vegetable mixture, using the liquid to deglaze the pan. Cook for another few minutes until the liquid reduces.

Add the Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and butter. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer the mixture for ten minutes; add water as needed if it starts getting too thick to be considered soup.

Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Remove from heat, spoon into bowls and top with garlic croutons, grated mozzerella cheese and fresh basil.

Serve as soup, in a bowl with a side of bread or toss onto pasta!

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