Easy Pizza Soup Recipe

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It was so snowy and rainy yesterday. Hence I ended up making pizza soup, to comfort us. This is one of my favorite soup recipes ever, after potato and bell pepper soup. I’ve made it several times and it’s always a hit. The soup is loaded with vegetables, ground meat, cream cheese, heavy cream and grated cheese. Everything that you top your pizza with ends up in the pot. If you have some Italian herbs home, bring them on.

The first time I made pizza soup, after I had eaten it at one party, my husband was like: whatever you made, it doesn’t look appealing, but it tastes amazing. This one-pot meal is not only perfect for any time, super easy and quick to throw together, but….

  • you can use this recipe as a base and personalize it. You can add sweet corns, salami, bacon etc. I like adding potatoes to my pizza soup. This gives it an extra richness.
  • you can also make it a day before and just warm it the next day. Just make sure to reduce the cooking time with 5 minutes, so that the vegetables won’t get overcooked.
  • you can make batches and freeze it.
  • you can make it vegetarian too, by simply replacing the meat with canned tuna fish.

Pizza soup makes a perfect meal on it’s own! It’s so flavorful and yet not too heavy. You can top it with grated cheese, fresh herbs or bacon bits and serve it with homemade bread or fresh herb bread.


Easy Pizza Soup Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Total Time: 35 min

 

What you need to make pizza soup:

– 450 g/ 1 lbs ground meat, mixed (pork and beef)
– 600 ml/ 2,5 cups vegetable stock
– 3 potatoes
– 2 sweet pointed peppers/ 1 bell pepper
– 200 g/ 7 oz cream cheese
– 250 g/ 9 oz fresh mushrooms
– 200 g/ 7 0z heavy cream
– 4 spring onions/ 1 leek
– 2 medium sized onions
– 2 garlic cloves
– 50 g/ 2 oz grated cheese
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 2 tablespoons olive oil

You’ll also need:

– 1 large pot
– wooden spoon
– knife
– cutting board
– paper towels


Easy pizza soup step by step photo recipe

Chop the veggies

1. First peel and cut onions and garlic cloves finely. Then peel, rinse and cut potatoes into bite-size pieces. After that, rinse the spring onions, trim off the roots and any damaged tops and chop into slices. Then rinse bell peppers, cut out the core and seeds and cut into small pieces as well.

2. Afterwards, clean the mushrooms with paper towels. Cut off the stem ends and slice them.

Then cut cheese into cubes, if you’re using ungrated cheese.

Make the soup

3. In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil at medium – high and brown the meat for 2 – 3 minutes. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Afterwards add potatoes, bell peppers, spring onions/leek and cook for another minute.

Add tomato paste, followed by mushrooms and mix well. Stir in vegetable stock.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium – low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Keep stirring in between, so that the bottom of the pot doesn’t burn. Stir in heavy cream and cream cheese and cook for another 5 minutes, half covered. Finally add grated cheese and cook for another 2 minutes.

Once the cheese has melted, taste the soup and season with salt and pepper if necessary.

If the soup is too watery for your taste, just add more grated cheese or few tablespoons of water mixed with baking flour/starch (1:1 ratio) or pureed potatoes. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

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Easy Pizza Soup Recipe

Bolognese meets pizza!! This pizza soup is loaded with potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, ground beef, cream cheese, heavy cream and grated cheese. Perfect recipe for any time of the year!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup, Starter
Cuisine: German, Italian
Keyword: gluten free, hamburger soup, party food, party recipes, soups
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Ingredients

  • 450 g / 1 lbs ground meat, mixed (pork & beef)
  • 600 ml / 2,5 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 sweet pointed peppers/ 1 bell pepper
  • 200 g / 7 oz cream cheese
  • 250 g / 9 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 200 g / 7 oz heavy cream
  • 4 spring onions / 1 leek
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 50 g / 2 oz grated cheese
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  •  First peel and cut onions and garlic cloves finely. Then peel, rinse and cut potatoes into bite-size pieces. After that, rinse the spring onions, trim off the roots and any damaged tops and chop into slices. Then rinse bell peppers, cut out the core and seeds and cut into small pieces as well. 
  • Afterwards, clean the mushrooms with paper towels. Cut off the stem ends and slice them. Then cut cheese into small cubes, if you're using ungrated cheese. 
  • In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil at medium – high and brown the meat for 2 – 3 minutes. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Add potatoes, bell peppers, spring onions/leek and cook for another minute.
  • Add tomato paste, followed by mushrooms and mix well. Stir in vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium – low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. 
  • Keep stirring in between, so that the bottom of the pot doesn’t burn. Stir in heavy cream and cream cheese and cook for another 5 minutes, half covered. Finally add grated cheese and cook for another 2 minutes. Once the cheese has melted, taste the soup and season with salt and pepper if necessary. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

Notes

If the soup is too watery for your taste, just add more grated cheese or few tablespoons of water mixed with baking flour/starch (1:1 ratio) or pureed potatoes.

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6 Comments

  1. Thanx, Ester. Sent this recipe to my nephew who stays in Denmark for vacation. It’s cold and stormy there.

  2. This recipe looks delicious and so perfect for a rainy Windhoek night. I will definitely try this out for my family.

  3. 5 stars
    Holy moly, Pizza SOUP! Genius! Love how many veggies you packed in there, too!

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