Contest-Winning Pizza Soup

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min.

Makes

10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts)

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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