I welcome the early spring that we are experiencing with open arms. I enjoy the above normal temperatures and the sun's heat.
BUT I must admit that yesterday I woke up excited for a sunny yet cool temperatured day with a sharp north wind! You see, about a month ago Gary and I attended a soup dinner at Heidi's place of employment. It was a fundraiser with well over 15 varieties of soup! I opted for the pizza soup and ever since I have wanted to make it for myself and share the recipe with you!
Please make this soup soon. I am sure there will be at least one more chilly day for you to enjoy this really good soup. Do. Not. Wait. Until. Fall. Seriously. You will wish you hadn't!
[recipe adapted from that of Heidi's co-worker]
1 1/2 quart water
2 4-ounce cans of mushrooms
1/2 onion (chopped)
2 15-ounce cans pizza sauce
1 quart crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chopped pepperoni
1 pound cooked ground Italian sausage
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
mozzarella/cheddar cheese mixture
Combine all ingredients (except cheese) into a soup kettle. Cook until onions and mushrooms are tender. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Stir in grated parmesan cheese.
Serve topped with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese mix - with a side of homemade garlic bread and your family will love you.
And if you like green peppers - add 'em! Canadian Bacon, yes, please! Customize this soup to match that of your favorite pizza!