This healthy Pizza Soup is a super easy family friendly recipe to help get your pizza fix! It is also keto friendly and gluten free.
Friday pizza night has a whole new meaning now that I’m a mom. My weeks feel so busy and hectic that I’m honestly always so excited to just put the kids to bed, open a bottle, veg out with my hubs, eat pizza and go to bed by 9 pm.
But on those cold winter Canadian nights when I’m craving something a bit more warming and wholesome, I save a few bucks on delivery fees and opt for this healthy pizza soup instead! Pizza craving is satisfied, and my wallet AND stomach are happy. Win-win.
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Why This Recipe Works
This healthy pizza soup includes all of the flavours of a great pizza pie, but without the crust. That means that by default this recipe is keto friendly, gluten free, and loaded with amazing fibre rich veggies. Here are just a few more reasons why this recipe is a hit!
- High protein
- Super versatile
- Takes only 30 minutes to prepare
- Made in one pot
- Family friendly
Sausage – I created this pizza soup with the traditional “Meat Lovers” pizza in mind, which is why we are using tasty sausage as our protein. You can use pork or turkey sausage for this recipe. You can also choose to slice it into chunks or remove the casing if you prefer a more ground texture for the soup.
Veggies – We are staying true to tradition here by using the standard veggies that you’ll commonly find on a pizza pie. That includes onions, bell peppers and mushroom. But, like I said, this recipe is versatile so you can mix it up!
Tomatoes – I mean, duh! No good pizza soup goes without a generous portion of tomatoes. We use san Marzano tomatoes for this recipe.
Cheese – We are using mozzarella cheese for this recipe and are adding a special twist by making crispy cheese rounds to add on top of the soup! To be honest, this recipe is totally worth making if not only for the crispy cheese rounds.
How to Make This Recipe
Step 1: To a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and stir until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Step 2: Add the sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers and tomato paste, and cook for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Add the tomatoes, oregano and broth and cook, uncovered, until the vegetables are tender and the sausage is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Step 4: Transfer to a bowl and top with the grated cheese. Using a blow torch, lightly brulee the cheese. Alternatively, you can put a small handful of cheese on a lined baking sheet lined and broil until bubbly and golden brown. Enjoy immediately.
This healthy pizza soup is deliciously versatile because you can dress it up however you normally order your pizza! Like I said, we created this recipe with a Meat Lover’s pizza in mind by including sausage and veggies. But if you’re a pepperoni lover, or you’re vegetarian, then by all means, you do you! Chicken, eggplant, zucchini, hot peppers, bacon, and more! Okay so I’m not sure I would put pineapple in this pizza soup (a la Hawaiian) but if you try it, I would love to know how it turns out!
No matter what you throw in there, the most important element, of course, is the cheese crust on top. You can use a kitchen torch or a broiler to get a nice melty gooey top, but if your bowls are not broiler friendly I’ve got a little trick. Place a mound of grated cheese on a silpat on a baking sheet and broil until golden brown, then just transfer your cheese “lace” to the top of the soup.
This soup stays fresh for about 3-4 days in the fridge and up to 6 months in the freezer.
This pizza soup is essentially pizza in liquid form without the “crust” which naturally makes it lower in carbs. One serving of soup provides around 20 grams of carbs which makes it a good option for those following a keto diet who are limited to 50 grams of carbs a day to stay in ketosis.
Absolutely! You can use veggie ground round or veggie pepperoni to make it vegan friendly.
To make this pizza soup low sodium make sure to choose low or no sodium versions of the beef broth and canned tomatoes.
One of my favourite ways to carb up this pizza soup is to pair it with a crusty bread for dunking! Otherwise you can mix your favourite grain into the soup like rice, quinoa or bulgur.
More Recipes You Might Like
Here are some more of my favourite soup recipes on the blog!
- VEGAN BROCCOLI WHITE BEAN SOUP
- VEGAN BEET SOUP WITH APPLES & GINGER
- MEXICAN TORTILLA SOUP
- VEGAN ROASTED FENNEL TOMATO SOUP
What would you put in your of this healthy pizza soup? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Pizza Soup (Healthy & Keto Friendly)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large sweet onion diced
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lb turkey or pork sausage if keto, casing removed and pulled into pieces
- 2 cups mushrooms thinly sliced
- 2 bell peppers diced
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 can 28 san Marzano tomatoes cut up with scissors
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 2 cups reduced sodium beef broth
- 4 oz mozzarella cheese grated
- To a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and stir until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
- Add the sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers and tomato paste, and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, oregano and broth and cook, uncovered, until the vegetables are tender and the sausage is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Transfer to a bowl and top with the grated cheese. Using a blow torch, lightly brulee the cheese. Alternatively, you can put a small handful of cheese on a baking sheet lined with a silpat and broil until bubbly and golden brown. Enjoy immediately.
Updated on September 24th, 2021
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.