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Contest-Winning Pizza Soup

This robust soup is a family favorite, and it's a big hit with my canasta group as well. I top each bowl with a slice of toasted bread and cheese, but you can have fun incorporating other pizza toppings such as cooked sausage. —Jackie Brossard Kitchener, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts)


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, quartered
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 slices French bread, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In a Dutch oven, bring the tomatoes, soup and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Mash with a potato masher. Add the pepperoni, red and green peppers, mushrooms, garlic, sage, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Ladle into ovenproof bowls. Top each with a slice of bread and sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 303 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 884mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • BoJe
    Jan 22, 2020

    I thought it needed way more seasoning so I added 2 tsp dried pizza seasoning to this. I also used lb ground beef and used 1 tsp ground fennel to give it an Italian Sausage taste. I will say that this is a very easy recipe. We sprinkled the soup with some grated Parmesan cheese when we served it.

  • Erin
    Apr 19, 2019

    My husband and young kids enjoyed this but I thought it was way too sweet. I also thought it was under-seasoned so I added more basil and oregano.

  • JGa2595176
    Feb 3, 2016

    Made this soup for my youth cooking class for ages 3-15 and it was a big success! Easy to throw together and of course with the pizza theme, it was a big hit with the crowd. Great recipe that can be adapted to suit tastes. Fun to add the cheese at the end too. (We left off the bread). Thanks for the recipe!

  • chodge7
    Jan 16, 2012

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  • JFenrick
    Oct 5, 2011

    This was an instant hit!! The soup was very flavorful and quick and easy. It was great to warm up the next day too.

  • valasands
    Nov 23, 2009

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  • pandchull
    Jan 22, 2008

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