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Pizza Soup

Warm hearty, cheesy and beefy pizza soup is like eating pizza in a bowl!  A fall soup that's perfect for kids and adults.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pepperoni soup, pizza soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 493kcal
Author April Boller Wright


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 4 tsp minced garlic minced finely
  • 2 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 5 oz pepperoni I used turkey pepperoni
  • 4 ½ cups water
  • 2 ½ tsp each of garlic and onion powder
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp dry oregano
  • 1 ¼ tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper for taste
  • shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Over medium high heat, add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot add the ground beef. Cook until browned. Drain the fat.
  • Next, saute the peppers for about 5 minutes. Add the onions. Cook until they're translucent.
  • Add the tomato paste and fire roasted tomatoes. Cook stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Next add the ground beef back to the pot along with the pepperoni, unsalted butter, beef base, water, Italian seasoning, parsley, oregano, crushed red pepper, a bit of sugar, onion and garlic powder. Stir and let it come to a boil then simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add the heavy whipping cream and the parmesan cheese. Add more parmesan if you like. Serve with shredded mozzarella or stir it into the bowl of soup. 


Season with salt and pepper to your taste however, keep in mind that the beef base, parmesan and pepperoni already contains salt, so make sure to season with salt generously. 


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 963mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2874IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg