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.

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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!