white bowl of pizza soup with cheesy toast on a plate to the side.

15-Minute Pizza Soup Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This quick and easy soup has all the flavors of pizza in a bowl. It’s served with mozzarella cheese toast. The soup and toast are both ready in under 15 minutes making this a perfect meal for a busy weeknight. Or for you family’s next pizza night!
Note: To make this recipe in 15 minutes, read through it before you begin and gather together all of the ingredients, tools, pots and pans that you will need. You do not need to prep any ingredients though. All prep is within the instructions of the recipe and count towards the 15 minutes.


Units Scale
  • 3 cups low or no-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (28 oz. can) petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms (buy them sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 slices pre-cooked bacon (buy it cooked)
  • 4 oz. sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 of a loaf of Italian bread (approx.)
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (buy it already grated*)


  1. Turn on the broiler and position the rack 6-8 inches from the heat source.
  2. Put a large pot or Dutch oven on high heat. Add the broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, and black pepper. Stir and cover. When it comes to a simmer, reduce heat to low.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the mushrooms. Stir. Chop the green pepper roughly and add it to the mushrooms. Stir.
  4. Chop the onion and add it as well. Stir. Chop the bacon and add it. Chop the pepperoni and and add it. Stir. Stir occasionally until onions and peppers are softened a bit.
  5. Cut the bread into 4 thick slices. Put the bread on a broiler pan and put it under the broiler to toast it lightly. Remove and flip it over.
  6. Put 1/4 cup of the cheese onto each bread slice. Return it to under the broiler just until melted and browned in spots, 1-3 minutes.
  7. Stir the mushroom mixture into the soup. Ladle into bowls and top each serving with some of the remaining cheese. Serve with the cheese toast.

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*There is time when making this recipe to grate the cheese yourself. Grate 1 cup while the bread is toasting and the other cup while the cheese toasts are broiling.