With yet another snow storm expected tonight – I guess winter isn’t quite done with us yet!
There’s still time to put some hearty and warming soup on the menu.
One of our favorites is this very easy pizza soup.
Just a few ingredients to stir together and heat up, either on the stove top or in the crock pot.
It’s warm, satisfying, and really yummy.
We love it with a green salad, fresh rolls, Italian bread sticks, or even grilled cheese sandwiches.
1 pound ground beef or sausage
2 cans (26 ounces each) condensed tomato soup
6-1/2 cup water
1 jar (28 ounce) spaghetti sauce (I use one quart of homemade)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1- 16 ounce bag rotini noodles
2 cups cheddar cheese
Brown the ground beef or sausage. Drain the grease. Add to soup kettle or Dutch oven with the tomato soup, water, spaghetti sauce, and Italian seasoning.
Bring to boil. Add the package of rotini noodles. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until tender, about 15 minutes, stirring often.
Stir in the cheddar cheese.
Serve warm with additional cheese to garnish.
You can make this soup in the crock pot – just add the browned meat, tomato soup, water, spaghetti sauce and Italian seasonings to the crock pot. Cook on high for three hours. Then you can either add the noodles and cook for another 30 minutes, or just cook the noodles on the stove and stir them in just before serving.
To spice things up – add some pepperoni, a can of mushrooms, or some Canadian bacon pieces. Or throw some diced onion and green pepper into the meat while it’s browning.
Need it gluten free? Use your favorite gluten free pasta or omit it altogether and add extra meat or veggies.
It’s as flexible and versatile as pizza!