January 26, 2012

Pizza Soup

A friend of mine gave me this recipe years ago.  I was sharing this recipe with a friend yesterday and thought I should just pop it up here.  It is such an easy recipe and oh so delicious.

~1 jar (14 oz) or 2 cups of pizza sauce,  pasta sauce, or tomato sauce
~1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped or 1 bag frozen bell peppers
~1/2 red onion, chopped or 3 Tablespoon dry minced onion
~1 cup sliced mushrooms or 1 can
~ 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
~ 1 pound cooked Italian sausage, crumbled
~1 cup sliced pepperoni, cut in quarters or salami cut into small pieces
~8 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or 1/2 T dried)
~1 T dried oregano
~1 package pasta, cooked and set aside... I like acini di pepe for this but any small pasta will work.
~shredded mozzarella cheese for serving

Put all ingredients except pasta and cheese in crock pot.  You  may need to add some water or stock if it is not soupy enough.  Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.   This is really already cooked, so you are just blending the flavors.  What does that mean?  If you need it sooner, it can be served anytime it is heated through.  This can also be done on the stove top.

To serve:  put pasta in the bottom of soup bowls.  Ladle soup over top.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Make a lot.  Your family will be looking for more.

1 comment :

  1. I'm glad you posted this recipe. I meant to ask you for it after you made this for our family once. We loved it. :)