Friday, December 7, 2012

pizza soup

It smelled like pizza soup and it tasted like pizza soup!  I enjoyed it for dinner but I enjoyed it even more the next day for lunch- it's a great "lunch soup".  Whatever you do, don't forget to sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.  It's what makes it.

pizza soup (simply kierste
1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
3 empty jars full of water
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 small can diced tomatoes, drained (I used petite diced tomatoes)
1 ring turkey sausage, sliced and cut into quarters
1 cup sliced pepperoni
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped or 1/2 tablespoon dried
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cup dried pasta (I used whole wheat skinny penne)
shredded mozzarella cheese or fresh parmesan for topping

Wash and prepare veggies and add them to the crockpot.  Cut up the sausage and pepperoni and add to the veggies.  Add basil and oregano.  Pour in the pizza sauce and follow with three empty jars of water.
Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.  Since everything is already cooked, it's basically heating through and letting the flavors culminate.
Thirty minutes before serving, add the dry pasta and turn to high.
Garnish with cheese.

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