Thursday, August 13, 2009

Recipe Swap Thursday!

Therese from Musings of a Mom has started a Recipe Swap that she will post about on Thursdays! I am very excited as I am always looking for new things to prepare for my family.

After all, the same old thing is....well....the same old thing! However, there are a few things that the kids seem to ask for over and over. I realize that it's the middle of the summer and soup is not the meal of choice. However, this one is easy, delicious and since it's made in the crockpot...the kitchen stays cool!

CrockPot Pizza Soup

1-1/4 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups water
1 can (18 ounces) pizza sauce
1 cup chopped pepperoni
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes or 1 can stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup cooked Italian sausage, out of casing and crumbled
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning (oregano, parsley, basil)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
shredded Mozzarella cheese

In large saucepan, saute onions and mushrooms in olive oil 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add everything to the crock pot except the cheese. Simmer on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours. Before serving, add Parmesan cheese and stir in. Garnish with mozzarella.
****I usually double the recipe so we have leftovers and I also add more meat to make it heartier. Serve it with garlic bread/toast. You could also add any other ingredients that you like on your pizza (bell peppers, olives etc......)

I've blogged about this before here (with pictures)! You really should try this! Your kids will love it!


Therese said...

Can't wait to try it!!!

Mary333 said...

My husband would shoot me if I tried to swap recipes! I can hear his voice now," Aw,Hon....spare them!" However, I do like to try recipes from others,so, this recipe sounds good.

Frizzy said...

Oh MAN! I forgot all about this recipe swap. Maybe I'll post one tomorrow. Sorry, about that. Yours sounds yummy and just in time for fall.

Sarah - Kala said...

I am going to try it - once I get my shtuff all unpacked and organized and we get a little more into the "winter" months here. :)