Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pizza Soup

1 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms, fresh or canned
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp vegetable oil
2 cups of water
1 15 oz. can of pizza sauce
1 cup chopped pepperoni
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes, I often use a large can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup cooked Italian sausage
1 tsp Italian seasoning ( I tend to add more, but this also depends on your taste)
crushed red pepper to taste ( optional)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Shredded mozzarella cheese

In large saucepan, saute the mushrooms and onions in the oil until tender.  Add water, pizza sauce, pepperoni, tomatoes, sausage and seasoning.

Bring to boil over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Before serving, stir in the Parmesan cheese. Garnish with mozzarella cheese.

Comments:  This recipe came from a friend, Denise,  who made soup all of the time in Alpharetta, GA.  I have had this recipe for years and didn't make it until recently - not sure what I was waiting on because it is delicious!

I double the recipe in order to have leftovers.  My family loves it with a loaf of whole grain bread from the grocery.

Note:  Take the casing off of the hot-dog shaped Italian sausages and fry it up like you would hamburger.

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