Pizza... but better.
Today I'm bringing you soup to cozy up to during these cold winter days. It’s perfect for this time of year – my guess is that many of you are lounging around with family and friends, enjoying the holidays.
Have you ever had soup in a bread bowl? It's my very favorite way to consume soup because not only do you get creamy, hot soup, you get a pretty big hunk of fresh bread along with it to soak everything up. YUM.
The best part about this soup is that it’s like pizza, only slurp-able! It’s cheesy, filled with sausage and topped with mozzarella and pepperonis. So cozy, so delicious and perfect for wintery days with those you love!
Here is what you need:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Here's the ingredient line-up.
Remove dough from the can. Cut each loaf into four equal pieces.
Shape each piece into a ball and then place the dough balls seam side down (so the dough is smooth on top) onto the cookie sheet and bake for 22 to 26 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a pot heat the olive oil. Add the onions and sausage, then cook until the onions are soft and the sausage has browned, about 10 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and cook another 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, pesto and Parmesan cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the bread bowls are ready.
Preheat the broiler to high.
When the bread bowls have cooled, cut the top off each loaf with a sharp serrated knife. Press the bread inside the bread bowl down, making room for the soup.
Spoon 1 to 1-1/2 cups of warm soup into each bowl.
Sprinkle the top of each bowl with Parmesan and then add a pepperoni. Place under the broiler for 1 minute or until the cheese is melted.
Place the top of each bread bowl next to each filled bread bowl.
Enjoy every cheesy bite!