Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pizza Soup

It's been a long time since I broke out my crock pot, and we had a cold weekend in San Diego, so I decided to make some soup. As with any crock pot recipe, this is a great way to throw a bunch of ingredients together and let them cook while you're at work. When you get back, dinner's hot and ready to eat, and you get a great smell moving throughout the house.

This pizza soup has just the right amount of spice, and is packed with great flavor. It has everything you could want in a pizza, except the dough.

16 oz. spicy chicken sausage, sliced
1 large white onion, chopped
8 oz. crimini mushrooms
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 c. basic tomato sauce
1 c. chicken broth
Mozzarella cheese, shredded (to top)

Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker, and stir. Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Serve while hot, and top with mozzarella cheese. Serves 6.

It's really as simple as that. The end result is a great pizza filled with lots of different "toppings" that give it a lot of texture. This recipe is very adaptive, so you could add any sort of thing you'd normally want on a pizza instead. Instead of chicken sausage, use pepperoni. Instead of mushrooms, use hot peppers. Opt out the bell pepper. The choices are all up to you.

Pizza Soup

This pizza soup has just the right amount of spice ...

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1 comment:

Erik said...

Very nice! Easier to make than pizza, because there is no dough!