And no, I did not take a pizza and boil it until it became a soup. Sounds silly? That’s what the boyfriend first assumed I was going to make when I told him about pizza soup. When my roomate posted that she was having pizza on facebook, the first comment was “ummm good luck ? sounds so weird!”. Why is there such a stigma against pizza soup??? It’s simply a soup that has all the ingredients that a vegetarian pizza would have. I found it through tastespotting on moderate oven. It tastes amazing!
Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 large diced onion, 3-4 pressed cloves of garlic, 1 large julienned green bell pepper, 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms, 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, 1 ½ cups vegetable broth, fresh or dried Italian seasonings to taste, salt and pepper to taste, 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Begin by adding olive oil to a pot. Saute the onion, garlic, pepper and mushrooms until the vegetables are soften and the liquid from the mushrooms has almost evaporated. This takes 10 to 12 minutes.
Disclaimer: I was not thinking that day and started sautéing the veggies in a skillet. Once I realized I transferred them to a pot.
Add the tomatoes
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer partially covered for about 20 minutes.While the soup is simmering, preheat the oven broiler.When the soup has finished simmering, season it to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle it into ramekins. Top each bowl with cheese.
Put the bowls under the broiler until the cheese has melted and is beginning to brown slightly. Remove from the broiler and serve hot.