Thanks to a kitchen shortcut, my Meatball Pizza Soup takes just ten minutes to prepare. Meatballs, pepperoni, onions, green peppers and mushrooms come together to create a comforting soup that combines two of your favorite Italian dinners.
Keep in touch! Subscribe to receive Melanie Makes recipes direct to your inbox.
You never know when inspiration is going to strike and that’s exactly what happened with this Meatball Pizza Soup recipe. Each week, I poll every member of our family to see what ideas they might have for the following week’s dinner menu. Without fail, my four year old son’s requests are always first, spaghetti and meatballs and second, mountains of cheese piled high on my Perfect Pizza Crust. After week’s of the same requests, I wondered if it was possible to combine his two favorites and transform them into a completely new dish. The end result is a new favorite for everyone seated around our dinner table.
For three years now, I’ve partnered with two of my favorite food bloggers, Emily from Jelly Toast and Courtney from Neighborfood, for Soup-er Bowl week. Basically, the week before the big game, we’ve each committed to sharing two new soup recipes with you so that you’re able to serve them for the big game. Definitely one of my favorite collaborations of the year! It seemed like the perfect time to share this Meatball Pizza Soup recipe with you as it’s meant to feed a crowd although if you’d like, it’s easy to halve as well. Personally, I think the leftovers are even better as all the ingredients have had the chance to truly hang out together.
This soup is easy enough for a weeknight thanks to an easy shortcut. The meatballs in the soup are my Easy Baked Meatballs which can be made in advance. (These are the same meatballs featured in my Four Cheese Meatball and Sweet Pepper Lasagna.) Make them ahead of time and freeze and simply put them in the fridge to thaw the day before you’d like to make the soup.
Looking for an even more flavor packed option? Make the meatballs the day before you’d like to make the soup and then cover them with the marinara sauce called for in the soup recipe. Refrigerate overnight and allow the meatballs to soak up all the amazing flavors of the sauce and then simply add both directly to the soup as called for. SO. EASY.
Thanks to this kitchen shortcut, my Meatball Pizza Soup takes just ten minutes to prepare. Meatballs, pepperoni, onions, green peppers and mushrooms come together to create a comforting bowl combining two of your favorite Italian dinners in one.
I’ll be filing this Meatball Pizza Soup in the comfort food file, right before these Mac and Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and right after this Meatball and Rice Skillet with Baby Peas and alongside these Three Cheese Italian Meatball Subs.