Its (finally) getting colder outside so you know what that means… its time for some soup!
I love making soup because there are always so many leftovers and it is the perfect thing to take to work for lunch, warm up for dinner when you get home, or even just have some as a little snack. When it comes to soup, I look for ones that are hearty with plenty of protein so that it will keep me full all day but also that don’t have any cream or dairy in them because that makes the calorie count and fat content sky rocket.
So this pizza soup was born! That’s right, you might be thinking “what the heck is she talking about”?? But if you love pizza (which if you say you don’t I think you are lying) you will love this!! Its all the good stuff but without the carbs of the crust. There isn’t any cheese in this recipe but I promise you wont even miss it because the soup is so delicious. But if you really want that cheesy touch, just throw some shredded cheese on top when you serve it! You could even top the soup with a few homemade croutons or crostinis if you’re really missing that crust. It will still be way healthier than an actual piece of pizza. 🙂
The beauty of this recipe is that you can throw whatever your favorite pizza toppings are into the soup! Don’t like mushrooms? No problem, just leave them out. Like banana peppers or sausage on your pizza? Throw some in! Super simple and easy to make just how you like it.
You won’t believe how easy the instructions are either. (If you follow my blog, maybe you are starting to catch on that the only recipes I make are ones with easy instructions 🙂 )
Place all ingredients except the spinach into a big stock pot with the tomatoes, marinara, water chicken stock and spices.
When you’re looking for the canned tomatoes and marinara sauce at the store, be sure to only buy natural kinds with no added sugar, oil, or other ingredients you cant pronounce! This means you have to look at the ingredients to be sure — dont just buy one because the label says “all natural.” Whatever meat you add, be sure to cook it before putting it in the pot.
Cook soup for about 30 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Mushrooms and onions should become soft. Be sure to taste it after the 30 minutes and decide if you want to add any more salt or other spices. Add in the spinach and cook until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes.
Serve and enjoy! 🙂
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