My husband and I love pizza, we used to eat it a few times a month. Now that we live out in the country, our pizza eating has been cut short. Nobody delivers way out where we are. I was excited to try this recipe, and it didn’t disappoint. I have mentioned before that I love anything cooked in the crockpot. I work nights as a nurse, and when I work several nights in a row, it’s hard to find the inspiration to cook. I threw the ingredients in my crockpot this morning when I got home from work. This evening when I woke up it smelled like an Italian pizzeria in my kitchen. I couldn’t wait to have a bite! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Crockpot Pizza Soup
Slightly Adapted From: A Year of Slow Cooking, Original Source Unknown
1 (140z) jar of pizza sauce
3 empty pizza jars full of water
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package smoked turkey sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup mini pepperoni
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 to 1 1/2 cups dried pasta
shredded mozzarella to garnish
salt to taste
Wash and prepare veggies. Dump them into the crockpot. Add diced sausage and pepperoni. Add basil and oregano. Pour in the pizza sauce, and follow with 3 empty jars of water. Add undrained diced tomatoes. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours. Thirty minutes before serving, add the dry pasta and turn the crockpot up to high. Add salt to taste. Garnish with shredded mozzarella cheese.