I made this by browning Italian sausage with onion, peppers, mushrooms and pepperoni. I then added the tomatoes, pizza sauce and used tomato juice instead of water. I topped it with mozzarella cheese. It was outstanding!
This soup was very easy and really good. I used a can of crushed tomatoes instead of crushing them myself and left out the mushrooms because there are those in my family who don't like them. I added water and skimmed of some of the fat from the pepperoni like the others who reviewed this recipe. I topped each bowl with a bit of shredded Mozzarella cheese and it was very good. I will definitely make this one again!
Wonderful and easy recipe for a different kind of soup. I made it for a small army of people so I tripled the recipe - made about 12 quarts. I used loose sausage and a total of 6 oz. of pepperoni. Also had shredded mozzarella cheese to put on top of individual bowls of the soup. Skimmed off the oil, from the pepperoni, from the soup when the cooking was done.
This was very good!! I added a little extra water as it wasn't quite "soupy" enough. Also, I chopped some onion, bell pepper, and garlic and added it to the pan while I was browning the Italian sausage. I also added some uncooked penne pasta noodles with the rest of the ingredients. I topped each serving with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese. My family really devoured this and gave it 2 thumbs up. Thank you for sharing this recipe.