Soup’s On @ 1102

Last Weeks Soup:   Mushroom Soup

My Rating:    ***      3 out of 5

Comments:   This was ok.  I remember it being better the first time I made it.  The best thing about this one, was it had lots of mushrooms, which I love.  I did add a few more that the receipe called for.  It did warm up well, and it was good for lunches during the week.

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While sitting in the lunch room a while back, one of my co-workers was eating soup that his wife had packed in his lunch.  It smelled so good.  I asked him what kind it was?  He said he didn’t know,  just something his wife put in.  (MEN?!?)  But I looked at it and said, “It smells like pizza!”  It had pepperoni, and I could smell oregano, and italian seasonings in the tomato based soup.  Well, in a couple days he said, that he asked his wife and it was Pizza Soup.  She had got the recipe from a co-worker and she would send it to me.

Well, with Superbowl Sunday this week, I am going to postpone my regularly scheduled soup for this week.  Don’t worry it will be here next week.  I figured in honor of Superbowl – Pizza Soup sounded like a good selection.  Now I never got that recipe from work, so I looked one up.  After checking out several, I chose this crockpot one – because during Superbowl you want something that can stay warm, and that you don’t have to fuss over while you’re trying to watch the game.  It works well, on a buffet.

PIZZA SOUP

Ingredients

1 jar (14 oz) of pizza sauce
3 empty jars full of water
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup tomatoes, cut in quarters (or 1 can diced tomatoes, drained)
2 Italian sausage cooked
1 cup sliced pepperoni, sliced in quarters
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or 1/2 T dried)
1 T dried oregano
1/2  cup dried pasta
shredded mozzarella cheese (to add later)

Directions

Use a 5 or 6 quart crockpot for this recipe. Serves 8

Wash and prepare veggies. Dump them into the crockpot.

Take sausage out of skin and brown.  (Do a loose chop for bite size sausage pieces).   Add to crockpot.

Add pepperoni,  basil and oregano.  Pour in the pizza sauce, and follow with three empty jars of water.

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.  Everything in this is already cooked, so you are really only heating through and allowing the flavors to meld.

Thirty minutes before serving, add the dry pasta, and turn to high.

Garnish/top with shredded mozzarella cheese for serving.

(Just like pizza you can add what ever you want.  All veggies, No Mushrooms,  Hot Peppers, have fun with it)

Some cheesy garlic bread makes a nice accompaniment.

SUPERBOWL PREDICTIONS – Any one but New England.  Sooooooo

GO GIANTS!

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