Spicy Pizza Soup, oh my!

Years ago, when my best girlfriend and I used to indulge in pizza, we would order just three simple toppings that packed quite a mighty punch:  Tomato, Jalapeno, and Pineapple.  I know, I know…sounds potentially crazy, but trust me, there is just something about this particular combination that induces sheer immediate ecstasy on one’s taste buds.

The other day, after my daughter mentioned that she wanted pizza, I immediately thought of this flavor, and an instant craving resulted.  My husband and I recently just got back to our usual body sculpting at the gym routines, so pizza is out.  BUT…soup is not.  And one can flavor a soup with just about anything, so…

…I went to the store, bought just a few key ingredients (in addition to a few staples I keep on hand) and tonight, Spicy Pizza Soup was born!  And I wouldn’t be posting the recipe here, if it wasn’t a WIN!

Like just about everything else I do, this creation was AMAZINGLY easy – from start to finish, it took about fifteen minutes.  EASY!  YUM!  And best of all, it didn’t destroy all the hard work I did at the gym today.

Now, without further ado, here is the recipe!

1C. Vegetable stock
1C. Fire roasted tomato soup.  (Check the ingredients, make sure there is no whey or other animal products in it for it to be vegan.)
1/4 C. Crushed pineapple.  
1/4 C. Mozzarella flavored Daiya cheese
2 Tbsp. Sliced jalapeno peppers
1 Tbsp. Vegenaise 
1 Tbsp. Vegan margarine (I like “Earth Balance” brand.)  
~ Optional: Tofu sour cream for garnish

Add the first two ingredients to a saucepan.  Heat until boiling.  Remove from heat.  Add 1 cup of the hot soup base to the pineapple and jalapenos.  Place together in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour mixture back into pan/remaining soup base.  Add the Vegenaise, Daiya cheese and margarine.  Stirring constantly, re-heat on medium until cheese is melted.  
Garnish with tofu sour cream and additional Daiya cheese, if desired.  Serves two.  

ENJOY!  Perfect for a crisp fall night, and of course, goes wonderful with some kind of bread to dip into it!  😉

Who knew that pizza could inspire soup!?

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