Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pizza Soup

The flavor of pizza without the carbs. This soup was surprisingly really good! And after I took my first bite, I did exclaim, "This DOES taste like pizza!" That was followed by... "hum... although since I can't remember the last time I ate a pizza I could be off, but who cares, it tastes great!" It's basically a parmesan cream tomato soup with pizza toppings stirred in. It was a hit with the husband and both toddlers.

Pizza Soup

  • 2 tbsp butter or left over bacon drippings
  • 1 onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tsp dried italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 - 1 lb hamburger meat
  • 2, 28 oz cans of tomatoes
  • 2 (more) cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp (more) of dried italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 green bell peper
  • whole milk mozzarella cheese
  • kalmata olives, sliced
  • pepperchini sliced

In a large pot, melt butter or bacon drippings. Sauted a diced onion and 3 cloves of garlid chopped fine. Add one sliced bell pepper. When onions are soft, add ground hamburger meat. As meat is cooking add salt, 2 tsp italian seasonings, 1 tsp oregano and fennel seeds. When meat is cooked through, remove it to a bowl and set aside.

Put two cans of tomatoes in the pot. Add roughly chopped garlic, more of the italian seasonings and butter. Bring to a boil. With an immersion blender, puree the tomatoes until they are very smooth. Add heavy cream and blend it in. Pour meat mixture back into the pot and stir in with the tomatoes. Dice the green bell pepper and add it to the soup. Let simmer for at least 20 minutes. Serve with grated mozzarella cheese, kalmata olives and pepperchini on top.


  1. Do you drain the hamburger meat grease before putting the tomatoes in?

  2. If you have an excessive amount, then yes, I probably would drain it. My meat didn't have too much grease.


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