Pizza Soup gives you all of the flavors of a classic sausage and pepperoni pizza in a flavorful and satisfying soup! Who knew you could eat pizza with a spoon?!? So, if you love pizza, but don’t want the carbs from the crust, this one-pot meal is your answer! And, it is ready in under 30 minutes. I also have Ravioli Soup you will love!

Ladle picking up Pizza Soup from the pot on a wooden table from overhead.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Sausage: I added mild Italian sausage to the soup. You could certainly use sausage with your preferred spice level. Or, try it with ground beef, but you may need to add a bit more seasoning since Italian sausage is already seasoned.

Vegetables: I added onions, green bell peppers, and garlic to the soup. They help with the overall flavor of the soup. However, if you are not a fan of onions or green peppers, you could lessen the amount added.

Chicken Broth: Chicken broth is the base of the soup. You could substitute chicken stock if that is what you have on hand.

Pizza Sauce: To add a concentrated pizza flavor to the soup, I added pizza sauce, complementing the crushed tomatoes. Choose your favorite brand or make homemade pizza sauce.

Pepperoni: When pepperoni is cut into quarters, it adds even more flavor to the soup. Reserve some pieces for garnish.

Crushed Red Pepper: Crushed red pepper (red pepper flakes) gives a little bit of a kick to each bite of soup. You can leave those out if you don’t want spice. Or, add more for even more heat!

Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese is added to the soup as well as used for garnish.

Steps for Making a Pizza Soup.

How To Serve Pizza Soup

Pizza soup is delicious as-is and a good choice for a carbless meal. However, it is also perfect when paired with optional side dishes. Here are some ways to serve pizza soup:

Bowls of Pizza Soup on a wooden table with focaccia.

How To Store Pizza Soup

To store pizza soup, first, let it cool to room temperature. Next, store it in an airtight container (or portion out to smaller containers) to keep in the refrigerator. It will last up to 2-3 days. Reheat the soup on the stovetop or in the microwave. The flavors blend nicely as it is stored, so it will be a delicious bowl of leftovers, for sure!

Bowls of Pizza Soup on a wooden table with focaccia.

Can I Freeze Pizza Soup?

Yes, you can freeze pizza soup. To freeze, first, let the soup cool to room temperature. Next, store it in a freezer-safe container or bag. Leave a bit of room in the container for expansion. Freeze the soup for up to 2-3 months. When ready to reheat it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Pot of Pizza Soup on a wooden table with focaccia.
5 from 1 vote

Pizza Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Pizza Soup gives you all of the flavors of a classic sausage and pepperoni pizza in a flavorful and satisfying soup! Who knew you could eat pizza with a spoon?!? So, if you love pizza, but don't want the carbs from the crust, this one-pot meal is your answer!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 package (6 ounces) pepperoni, quartered, reserving some for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup (100 g) parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  • fresh basil, for garnish
  • parmesan, shredded for garnish

Instructions

  • To a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, add Italian sausage, peppers, and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat as you go, until the meat is no longer pink (8-10 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Drain excess grease.
  • Slowly add chicken broth, scraping up the browned bits as you go.
  • Add tomatoes, pizza sauce, pepperoni, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper. Bring the soup to a simmer (3-5 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add parmesan and stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Garnish with basil, parmesan, and reserved pepperoni. Serve warm.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

Yum! A fun twist on pizza! I definitely loved this with the focaccia bread but you don't need it! Feel free to adjust with your favorite pizza toppings!

Elizabeth

I really enjoyed this soup! It's full of Italian flavor, and I like the bit of heat from red pepper flakes.

Rachael

I loved this soup! It is flavorful, and you get all of the pizza flavors with no crust. This soup feels very versatile to add your favorite pizza veggies! Extra cheese on top is a must for me.

Annabelle

This recipe has all the pizza flavors that you're looking for, in one delicious soup!

Bella

Although I enjoy carbs, this is a delicious way to make a soup that tastes like pizza without the crust. It's very hearty, savory, and fulfilling!

Selena

I would eat this any day! It tasted exactly like pizza but without the carbs! Loved it!

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