Pizza Soup!!

Daughter Maggie loving pizza soup

This soup is inspired by Food Network Canada’s Chef Michael Smith , I am a huge fan of his and enjoy the way he integrates good food into meals that children love. My daughter Maggie and I were watching Chef At Home recently and watched with great interest as he prepared Pizza Soup. Although our regular homemade pizza kind of deviates from the norm , the concept and message remains the same, it is a great way to load up and vegetables in my children’s diet. it is also a fantastic meal to have your children help perpare. In my opinion there is no wrong way to make this soup as it pertains to fresh ingredient, put what ever you like with the base of tomato broth, herbs and of course bread and cheese>

So for those out there who would like to try this recipehere you go, I hope it  inspires you to try a pizza soup that suits your family.

Delaney’s Pizza Soup (made today by my son Kaegan and I)

1 pound lean ground turkey

300 grams chicken meat balls (approx 20 small meatballs)

1 stalk of celery

1 medium carrot

1 large onion

1 796 ml (28 oz) Can of diced plum tomatoes

1 680 ml Tin of Primo Thick and Zesty Garlic Pasta Sauce

1 540 ml (19 oz) tin of Red Kidney Beans

1 284 ml (1o oz) tin of fat free beef broth

3 cups of water

1 green pepper diced

1 red pepper diced

1 cup of frozen corn

1 cup cremini mushrooms

1 tablespoon @ of oregano, garlic, onion powder, rosemary

Dash of salt and pepper

Blend of Italian cheese

Bread for placement

It seems like a huge amount of ingredients, but it is so easy to assemble.

In a larger pot, cook the minced turkey, combine the onion, celery, carrot, add chicken balls and seasoning (frozen will work fine for those who do not have the time to make by hand). When cooked add tomato portions and beef broth, kidney beans as well as corn, mushrooms, peppers and dry aromatics. Simmer for 60 min over medium heat. For those who have onion soup bowls, place mixture in the bowls, cut stale or toasted bread and place a mixed blend of Italian cheese over the top and place under a broiler for 3-5 minutes….it is French onion style and open to your creativity. It is fun and delicious so please experiment with this …have fun!!!