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Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup is nothing short of AAAMMMMAAAZZIIINNGG!!! It’s good for when you want the taste of pizza without the guilt of pizza. It’s easier than making the cauliflower pizza dough, because it all goes in one pot and it’s just quick.

Pizza Soup is healthy and it’s filling. Now you can add or omit anything you like or don’t like, just like a regular pizza. So feel free to do so. I have had people say, “Ew, I don’t like olives.” Well don’t put them in there then! It’s super easy to customize to your likes and dislikes!!  So…here we go!!


Pizza Soup (Click HERE to print)

Get This:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 – 3/4 c.)2 cloves garlic, crushed (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (about 3/4 c.)
  • 1/2-1 lb. LEAN ground meat (turkey, venison, chicken)
  • 1 c. sliced button mushrooms (fresh or canned)
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 large (1 lb., 12 oz. can) diced tomatoes
  • 1 large (1 lb., 13 oz. can) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c. sliced black olives ( I use MORE)
  • 1/2 c. green olives (not in original recipe, I use MORE)
  • 1 can fat-free refried beans (or pinto beans, undrained, put through blender or food processor)
  • 1 c. water (give or take, just to thin soup out a bit)

Do This:

  1. Heat olive oil on med/high in a large, deep saucepan with a lid. When it is heated, add the onion, garlic, peppers, turkey and paprika; sauté, stirring for 5 minutes until onion and meat are cooked.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for another minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt and herbs. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. While it’s cooking, if you are using pinto’s, puree beans in blender. Add bean puree or refried beans and about a cup of water to the pot.
  5. Simmer on med/low heat 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add olives and gently stir.
  7. If soup is too thick for your liking, you can add another 1/2 c. water.
  8. Top with Veggie Mozzarella, 2% Mozzarella, or whatever you prefer. I use 2% shredded Mozzarella on mine.

You MUST try this soup. It’s life changing!!

Live, laugh, love and be kind!  xoxo

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Taco Soup

Have you ever had taco soup? It’s really good. It’s pretty versatile, too. You can make it with several different kinds of beans, any meat, and different tomatoes. And you can also vary the veggies you use.

Winters here in mid-Michigan are cold. This year it has been colder than I can remember it being in years.  We have had record amounts of snow this year, too.  It’s funny because they have actually run out of places to put snow! That’s how much we’ve had! They have had to actually truck it away and put it in football fields and other strange places, just to clear roads and get it out-of-the-way so we can drive! It’s crazy.

What do we want when it’s crazy cold outside? Comfort food! I’m talking about homemade casseroles, soups and stews. Nothing says comfort like a warm, meaty, satisfying meal. A meal like this taco soup…

Taco Soup

Taco Soup (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 1 lb LEAN ground meat, seasoned well (turkey, chicken, venison whathaveyou)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5oz) can stewed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 can green chilies (use small or large can depending on how spicy you like your soup)
  • 1 (16 oz) can corn, drained
  • 1 (16 oz) can chili beans, rinse can with water and add to pot (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 can fat-free re-fried beans
  • 1 package taco seasoning (can make your own or use a package, if you’re not a purist… I use a gluten-free and sugar-free one if I don’t make my own)
  • 1 package dry ranch dressing (if you are a purist, you can skip this)
  • black olives (can omit)
  • 0% non-fat greek yogurt

Do This:

  1. Brown together meat and onion ~ drain excess fat.
  2. Add canned veggies (except olives) and beans, stirring well.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning and ranch dressing.  Simmer until flavors have blended and is heated through, adding enough water to make your soup soupy enough.
  4. Add olives just before serving, giving enough time to heat them up.
  5. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt on top.

*Update* I wouldn’t serve this with chips, or cheese now that I am a THM (Trim Healthy Mama)

The best thing about this recipe is it’s healthy! It’s super easy to make and is great this time of year when it’s cold and blustery outside!

Live, laugh, love and be kind! xoxo