If you enjoy pizza, you will love this spicy pizza soup topped with mozzarella cheese. Include black olives, if desired.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, place the hot Italian sausage, pepperoni sausage, green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water. Bring to a boil. Boil 30 minutes, reduce heat and simmer 90 minutes.

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  • During the final 15 minutes of cooking, stir in the elbow macaroni.

  • Top with mozzarella and serve.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

766 calories; 54.7 g total fat; 137 mg cholesterol; 2285 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 37.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2003
This one is pretty good however you can't be afraid to play with the ingredients depending on your tastes. To thick? Add as much water as you need to to thin it out to your liking. That goes for the next day as well. I used mild sausage and only one small pkg of pepperoni slices that I cut in half. I found out a long time ago that noodles sitting in soup makes mush. Cook the noodles first and keep them seperate from the soup until you dish it up. That way the soup won't thicken too much and the noodles stay firm. Hope this helps. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2010
Tasted too much like spaghetti sauce and not enough like I thought pizza soup would taste. My husband said he would not want it again and he'll eat about anything without complaint. Like others said macaroni should be added to each serving seperately and not left in the pot. I used the leftovers as a pasta sauce the second day. Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2003
This one is pretty good however you can't be afraid to play with the ingredients depending on your tastes. To thick? Add as much water as you need to to thin it out to your liking. That goes for the next day as well. I used mild sausage and only one small pkg of pepperoni slices that I cut in half. I found out a long time ago that noodles sitting in soup makes mush. Cook the noodles first and keep them seperate from the soup until you dish it up. That way the soup won't thicken too much and the noodles stay firm. Hope this helps. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2003
This one is pretty good however you can't be afraid to play with the ingredients depending on your tastes. To thick? Add as much water as you need to to thin it out to your liking. That goes for the next day as well. I used mild sausage and only one small pkg of pepperoni slices that I cut in half. I found out a long time ago that noodles sitting in soup makes mush. Cook the noodles first and keep them seperate from the soup until you dish it up. That way the soup won't thicken too much and the noodles stay firm. Hope this helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2003
This is great. My oldest child loved it saying it was better than pizza. I put in an extra cup of water and it still came out pefect. Had it with garlic bread sticks and a salad. Will be making this from now on. I don't even like peppers (I pick them off my pizza) but I sure ate them in this. I used someone elses' idea and used 3 different colored peppers to give it different colors.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2010
Made exactly as written except that I only used 1 pound of sausage. This was indeed spicy as stated and it had a wonderful flavor. The only reason I am giving it a 4 and not a 5 is because as written you end up with a pizza bake type thing and not a soup. This definitely requires more water than called for if you want soup. I was afraid I would lose a lot of flavor by adding more water but it really didn't. I added some olives for topping. Very flavorful soup and one I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2003
This was a hit! It made alot so we invited our neighbors to share it with us they loved every bite! I added more spice and garlic used Italian meatballs instead of sausage and used 1 red yellow and orange pepper instead of 3 green. It was delicious we will make it again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2010
I played with this recipe a bit to make it healthier and full of flavor without adding a ton of sugar or fat. I used ground turkey in place of italian sausage and I only added just a few slices of chopped turkey pepperoni just for the flavor. I did use red and yellow bell peppers as I don't care for green peppers a ton of fresh minced garlic and two cans fire roasted tomatoes. I did cut back on the water a bit and used one can condensed beef broth and I took the suggestion from the recipe's description to add just a little chopped black olives. To make this more pizza-like I added my own pizza seasoning blend which also helps make the ground turkey seem like sausage and adds more flavor instead of fat. I did not add the pasta only because I'm watching my carb intake. I browned the meat and sauteed the vegetables and just threw everything in the crockpot to cook all day. Already an hour and a half in and it smells incredible. This will feed me all week two meals a day it'll be incredibly filling and really low in calories not to mention.....it was cheap to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2008
This is new favorite in our house. I use one pound of hot italian chicken sausage and about a half a pack of turkey pepperoni. I also use tortellini instead of the elbow macaroni to make it a little more filling. Everyone just raves when I make this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2003
We loved this. I added 2 extra cups of water and found that it took 30 minutes for the macaroni to cook. Even better the second day. Much like a goulash on day 2. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2003
Very good!!! My husband (who usually doesn't eat soup) gobbled this up and begged for seconds. Thank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2003
It was a hit....... I hosted BUNKO (dice game) at my house and served this soup. Everyone raved about it!! Had to make copies for the 11 ladies at my house!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2010
Tasted too much like spaghetti sauce and not enough like I thought pizza soup would taste. My husband said he would not want it again and he'll eat about anything without complaint. Like others said macaroni should be added to each serving seperately and not left in the pot. I used the leftovers as a pasta sauce the second day. Read More
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