Pizza Soup with Homemade Croutons

Pizza Soup and homemade croutons are something that my son has been asking me to make for a long time now. My daughter Christine came up with a pizza soup recipe that includes noodles and pepperonis but I wanted to make a soup that was smoother.

Pizza Soup Homemade Croutons Recipe


I made this for dinner a couple of weeks ago and put the leftovers in the freezer. Zack had a friend over yesterday, because they didn’t have school and they wanted the leftover pizza soup for lunch. I warmed it up in the microwave and while the two boys were eating I overheard Zack say, “Who could’ve known that something from the freezer could taste this good!” We didn’t have any of the homemade croutons left so they used store bought ones and they said that although they weren’t as good as the homemade ones, they were still pretty good.

Classico Four Cheese Pasta Sauce

The first thing I did was put a jar of Classico Four Cheese pasta sauce in the blender to make it completely smooth.

Pizza Soup Ingredients

Then, put the pasta sauce, tomato soup, water, half n half, oregano, garlic salt, onion powder and Parmesan cheese into a large pot. Mix the ingredients together and warm over medium heat, stirring often.

Cheese For Pizza Soup

Once the soup is hot, add the shredded cheeses and gently stir until the cheese has melted.

Spicy Pizza Soup

At this point, taste the soup and add more seasoning, if desired, or if it is too thick add more half n half.

Italian Bread Pieces

While the soup is warming, cut half of a loaf of Italian bread into bite size pieces.

Homemade Croutons Recipe

Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add the bread pieces. (Depending on the size of the pan, they might not all fit at one time.) Drizzle more olive oil over the bread and turn the pieces to coat them. Sprinkle with sea salt, Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Continue cooking the bread, turning often, until it is golden brown and crispy. These homemade croutons are so good! My family would love it I made them every week!

Cheesy Pizza Soup with Homemade Croutons

Pour the soup into bowls and top with additional shredded cheese and some croutons. My pizza soup was a huge hit with my family! They love pizza but there something about the flavors of pizza in a warm, cheesy soup topped with crunchy croutons that really hits the spot on a cold winter day. My husband told me several times that he really liked the soup so it is something I will definitely be making again!

Pizza Soup Recipe
by The Gunny Sack
24 oz jar of Classico Four Cheese pasta sauce
(2) 10 3/4 oz cans Campbell’s tomato soup
(2) 10 3/4 oz of water (use empty soup cans)
10 3/4 oz Kemp’s half n half (use empty soup can)
2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 oz pizza blend (mozzarella & cheddar) cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese
Put jar of pasta sauce in the blender and blend until completely smooth. Put the pasta sauce, tomato soup, water, half n half, oregano, garlic salt, onion powder and Parmesan cheese into a large pot. Mix the ingredients together and warm over medium heat, stirring often. Once the soup is hot, add the shredded cheeses and gently stir until the cheese has melted.
Homemade Croutons Recipe
by The Gunny Sack
1 loaf Italian Bread
Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning
Sea Salt
Garlic Salt
Cut half the loaf of Italian bread into bite sized pieces. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add the bread pieces. (Depending on the size of the pan, they might not all fit at one time.) Drizzle more olive oil over the bread and turn the pieces to coat them. Sprinkle with sea salt, Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Continue cooking the bread, turning often, until it is golden brown and crispy.


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Comments

  1. This recipe sounds so delicious. I wish I was having it for lunch today. ;)

  2. What a fun idea for a soup! Sounds wonderful!

  3. Ooo, this looks delicious! I am pinning, hope you don’t mind.

  4. This looks SO so good! Pinned and can’t wait to make it!

  5. Soup + Pizza = GENIUS! I’d love if you’d come link this in my my How To Tuesday Link Party.
    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-9/

  6. Oooh, I love homemade croutons! Adding these to just about any soup would be amazing I bet.

  7. I’ve always wanted to make my own croutons b/c that’s usually my favorite part (what can I say, I’m a carb lover) :) This sounds super tasty!

  8. What a great recipe Tonia! I need to make this for dinner soon!

  9. Homemade croutons?! Now that sounds so good! Great recipe Tonia :)

  10. That sounds delicious Tonia. Still warm for soup here but I’ll be saving this for a couple month’s time.

    Anne xx

    • Thanks Anne! Warm weather sounds mighty nice right now. I just checked the forecast before the kids head off to school and it is 13 BELOW zero right now!

  11. My boys are going to love this one! Pizza in a soup = Genius!

    Have a great day!
    Liz

  12. This is a must make – pizza and croutons…too much goodness!

  13. Yum! This looks so good–love how creative it is!

  14. Wow, such a creative recipe! I had never thought of pizza soup and this sounds delicious! The croutons look wonderful, too – I have yet to venture into making my own, but your recipe sounds like a good one to start with! Thanks for sharing. :)

  15. This looks so good!!!!!!

  16. What a fun idea! I love soup, and am always looking for new recipes. And I’m sure it’s awesome with the homemade croutons!

  17. Oh my goodness this looks really really amazing!!!

  18. Oh wow, Tonia!! My youngest is a soup lover…he will go crazy for this. And the homemade croutons? How awesome is that? :)

  19. Pizza soup…who knew!? Sounds so good and I love the homemade croutons :)
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again tonight!

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