Last week my interest was caught by a post entitled ‘Hearty Pepperoni Pizza Soup‘ on Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts. Ever since I read the recipe it has been on my mind so, when my sister suggested dinner tonight, there was no decision to make.
I did adapt the recipe somewhat. Indeed, although I have kept the title, my version did not actually contain any pepperoni at all. I much prefer the sweeter, smokier flavour chorizo so used that instead. I also added a lot more seasoning as, for me, the herbs are the secret to this dish. At the end of the day, my soup still delivered exactly what it said on the tin – pizza in a soup. Brilliant!
So here’s my recipe:
- 4 – 6 onions, minced
- 1 chorizo, sliced
- 4 peppers, chopped
- 2-3 courgettes, diced
- 6 cloved garlic, minced
- 20 tomatoes, blended
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp dried mixed herbs (the dried oregano is what gives this soup the flavour/smell of pizza)
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 500ml – 1l water
- 50g parmesan cheese, grated
- Cooked meat – I used left over sausages and chicken (optional)
- Cheese to sprinkle on top
Fry the onions and chorizo until the onions are soft and the chorizo has released its oils. Add the peppers, courgettes and garlic.
Stir in the tomatoes, seasoning and water and bring to the boil. Cook for 30 minutes.
Stir in the cheese and meat and cook until hot all the way through.
Serve with crusty bread and cheese sprinkled on top.