Easy Pizza Soup

Here is a novel twist on pizza that kids of all ages will love.  Set out shredded cheddar cheese, bacon and chopped tomatoes and everyone can customize with add-ins of his or her choice.  It’s so good for you, yummy and fun!

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Servings: 6

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  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced Ontario White Mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Ontario Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 Ontario Greenhouse Sweet Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 ml) pizza sauce
  • 2-1/4 cus (550 ml) water
  • 3 Ontario Greenhouse Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) diced ham
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) croutons
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) shredded Ontario Mozzarella Cheese


In large pot, heat oil over medium heat.  Stir in mushrooms, garlic, onion and seasoning; cook for 5 minutes or until softened.

Stir in red pepper, pizza sauce and water; bring to boil.  Stir in tomatoes and ham; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until flavours have blended.  (Make-ahead: Cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.) 

Divide croutons among bowls; spoon soup over top.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutritional information

  • PROTEIN: 9 grams
  • FAT: 8 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATES: 18 grams
  • FIBRE: 3 grams
  • CALORIES: 180  
  • SODIUM: 290 mg