Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup: One of the best inventions in my kitchen so far this winter.  Not including the Super Creamy Peanut Butter, of course.  I can’t get enough of this soup.  Plus, it’s super easy to make.  I love this!

In a freaky, way less artificial, and way more wonderful sort of way, this soup tastes kind of like Spaghettios.  I only mention this for those mothers who have kids they are trying to break from Spaghettios.  If you hate Spaghettios, trust me, this soup tastes nothing like Spaghettios.  Really.  Okay then.

pizza soup

You’ll notice this recipe is similar to my Cheeseburger Soup recipe.  One night as I was making Cheeseburger Soup, I realized I didn’t have enough chicken broth.  I decided to add some tomato sauce to the soup for more liquid.  Then I added a few different spices and some pasta.  Then I fell in love.  Don’t worry.  I still love Matt best.

Pizza Soup

1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups milk
8 ounces whole wheat or rice pasta
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream (optional)

In a large pot, brown hamburger meat with onions, carrots, basil, parsley, oregano, and garlic powder.  Once thoroughly cooked, add chicken broth and tomato sauce, then bring to a boil.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add pasta, then reduce heat to medium while pasta cooks, about ten minutes.  Add milk, stirring and cooking until bubbly – about two minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add cheese and sour cream, stirring until melted.  Serves 4-6.

Make this dairy free by simply substituting coconut milk and leaving out the cheese.  Add chopped green peppers to the meat, onion, and carrot mixture for a more flavorful soup.

Is it super cold at your house like it is at mine right now?  Soup is rockin’ my world as I work to keep us warm and fed!

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Comments

  1. Brittany says

    Do you add the tomato sauce when you add the chicken broth?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, sorry I forgot that in the original directions. I edited the post to share that info! :)

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  2. Jenny R. says

    Oh how I wish I could have seen this yesterday as I was making Cheeseburger Soup and realized I did not have any chicken broth. I added water, butter, and extra seasonings and at least it turned out fine. Thanks for this tip!

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  3. ms.p says

    Cold her. We are having a heat way here. Its in the teens. Crazy. Tonight the windchill is going to be 20 below. I just put a big batch of chili on.

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  4. Nia Hanna says

    So funny about the spaghettios. I made a pasta recently that was reminiscent of canned ravioli, which I didn’t mind a bit since it was all homemade. This really is a “Souper” idea you had to make pizza soup. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  5. says

    Made this last night and it was delicious? Thank you for another great, easy and wholesome recipe! I couldn’t stop myself and ate 3 bowls!! My husband and oldest daughter raved about it too. Some of my tweaks and it still turned out great: I was out if onions so used 2 T. Dried minced onion, I used a little less than 4 cups tomato sauce and subbed a little more broth, I skipped the. Sour cream and only used about 1 cup of cheese instead of 2 because that’s what I had on hand. So very delicious! And for you moms with littles like me that make supper time hectic, I made the soup during nap time up to the point of adding milk. I kept in the fridge till about 15 minutes before supper. Then heated it back up on stove and then added the milk and cheese per directions. So easy! Thanks! A new recipe keeper!

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  6. MarshaM says

    Yum! I make a similar soup and call it lasagna soup. We have found kale or greenbeans make a great veggie addition to the soup.

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