Pizza Soup~ Slow Cooker

Pizza Soup~Slow Cooker

 Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground sausage, ground chicken, or ground beef ( lean & preferably organic)
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic or garlic powder
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese 
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 can of ROTEL 10 oz or diced tomatoes
  • ¬Ĺ cup of diced red and green bell peppers
  • 1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 3 oz of sliced organic pepperoni
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese for topping 
  • Additional ingredients-chopped mushrooms, olives, chopped onion
  • Note- you can also use cooked shredded chicken.

Preparation

  1. In a large sprayed skillet, brown your ground meat on medium until cooked or no longer pink. Add the minced garlic.  If you are using onion or peppers I would suggest to throw these in the pan with the meat to soften them up.
  1. In a slow cooker, add all the ingredients except the mozzarella cheese. Cook on low for 4 hours or on high for  2 hours. 
  1. Top with mozzarella  or parmesan.