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Pepperoni Soup

Updated on December 13, 2014

Have you ever tried Pepperoni Soup?

You can make a meal of soup at any time of year but there's something really special about a bowl of hot soup in winter.

Soup is both comforting and filling, a hot, savoury bowl can help take the chill off the colder evenings.

A quick and easy way to feed your family is a tureen of soup with lots of crusty bread.

There's no better comfort food, no matter what soup you prefer. Any soup warms you up!

One of my favourites is pepperoni soup. It just makes me feel warm and cozy.


  • 1/2 kilo or 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 Cup sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 1 Cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 green capsicum or bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 bunch of green onions peeled and chopped
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 regular can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tblespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tblespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Take a large pot - you can give it a little squirt of cooking spray if you wish.
  2. Put the beef and pepperoni in the pot, cook on medium-high heat about 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink.
  3. Remove the beef mixture. Carefully drain and pat dry.
  4. Saute the mushrooms, capsicums, onions and garlic cloves into the pot in hot oil for about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in beef mixture, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, basil, oregano, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat & simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil and shredded parmesan cheese. Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread.
  7. N.B If you don't have fresh basil or oregano, you can exchange for the dried variety. But only a teaspoon, if that!
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All Things Soup

The Ultimate Soup Cookbook (Reader's Digest)
The Ultimate Soup Cookbook (Reader's Digest)

No matter what kind of soup you like, you will find a favorite in this book.


Everything goes down better with soup

© 2009 Susanna Duffy

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    • mariacarbonara profile image


      5 years ago

      Never heard of this, but love pepperoni so definitely will. Thanks

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      This is something I must try.

    • gamecheathub profile image


      6 years ago

      I have to say that the lens title "Pepperoni Soup" hooked me like a big mouth bass. One of the things I love about Squidoo is learning about new flavor combinations and recipes from around the world. I've never heard of this before and am eager to try it. Fun lens!

    • wolfie10 profile image


      7 years ago

      that does look yummy. i'll have to try it

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for introducing me to pepperoni soup. I had never thought about making a soup with pepperoni as an ingredient. Makes perfect sense, now that you presented the possibilities. I look forward to trying your delicious recipe. Appreciated!

    • phoenix arizona f profile image

      phoenix arizona f 

      7 years ago

      This sounds really good, and definitely worth trying!

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      7 years ago

      I never thought about this before.

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      Cynthia Davis 

      7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      No Joke, Angel Blessings! Happy April Fools Day!

    • spritequeen lm profile image

      spritequeen lm 

      7 years ago

      I've never heard of doing this. Can't wait to try it out - I LOVE soups!! Thanks for sharing!

    • CHalloran LM profile image

      CHalloran LM 

      7 years ago

      sounds very interesting.... i had never heard of peperoni soup before... the recipes look delish!

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      7 years ago

      Ok, I will admit when I first read pepperoni soup, I thought that sounded yuckie, but, after reading and thinking, I think I would like to really try this. It doesn't sound all that bad now... well actually sounds kind of good.

    • BrandonJames926 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens...I just added it as a featured lens on my 'Pepperoni Rolls | A Quick & Delicious Recipe' lens! : )

    • antoivo lm profile image

      antoivo lm 

      7 years ago

      umm very interesting i must try this i love Pepperoni

    • hayleylou lm profile image

      hayleylou lm 

      7 years ago

      Soup is such a comforting food. The Peperoni Soup sounds great.

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      8 years ago

      This is a new soup for me and it sounds wonderful. I can't wait to make it.

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      Ruth Coffee 

      8 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Sounds pretty tasty. May have to try it once the weather cools down a bit. Not sure if I've tried Turkey Pepperoni, but it does sound tempting.

    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow! I never would have thought to make my own pepperoni! My sons love the stuff

      Thanks for sharing,


    • Elle-Dee-Esse profile image

      Lynne Schroeder 

      8 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      This sounds yum! I have lensrolled it to my Warming Soups And stews For Colder Days

    • eccles1 profile image


      9 years ago

      I love making soups and I add chopped pepperoni to some of them it gives it a nice flavor but I have never tried your Mom's Pepperoni Soup it sounds good!

    • Mickie Gee profile image

      Mickie Goad 

      9 years ago

      Now I know what to do with that pepperoni left over from when my grandkids were here last weekend. We made pizza with it. Any activity to keep them busy!

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      This sounds great for a cold winter's day! I'd never heard of pepperoni soup, but I'll be trying it now!

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      9 years ago

      I love the pepperoni recipe. I never thought of making my own pepperoni.

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Sounds wonderfully delicious!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      This delicious lens is today's feature at the Cabaret Squidoo blog!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Welcome to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group. Your lens is being featured under 'S is for soup...' Don’t forget to come back and add your lens to the link list so that it will appear twice on the group page!

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      9 years ago

      I want to try this, looks ans sounds soooo good!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      this looks really delicious!

    • verymary profile image


      9 years ago from Chicago area

      Mmmm, my husband would love the idea of Pepperoni Soup! And the flavor, too, I am sure. Putting this on my must-try list. 5***** and rolling to Summer in a Blender.

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      9 years ago

      [in reply to clouda9]

      Thanks for adding me...I'm gonna run over and check it out!

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      clouda9 lm 

      9 years ago

      Very unique recipe, just gotta add it to my Chefmaster series. {runs outta the room to add it...puff! puff!}

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      Sensitive Fern 

      9 years ago

      I would never have thought of pepperoni or pizza soup. Now my mouth is watering!

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      Carol Goss 

      9 years ago

      Looks very yummy :)

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      Cheryl Kohan 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      The soup looks great and I'm adding the recipe for the pepperoni to my recipe box. I've got a homemade salami recipe from my mother-in-law. Haven't made it in ages...but I will, now, and the pepperoni, too.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I all looks good except for the mushrooms. LOL I will have to try it. Nice lens,

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      9 years ago

      Sounds incredibly good! 5*s

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      I am guessing that my teenagers would love this soup! It sounds good and it is blessed by a Squid Angel tonight.

      To submit it to Culinary Favorites From A to Z just click on the link and on the right under 'Join our Group,' choose 'Add an existing lens.'


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      9 years ago

      Wow, that looks good!

    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image


      9 years ago

      Sounds delicious.


    • papawu profile image


      9 years ago

      Fantastic lens! Well I love soup and absolutely adore pepperoni so this is right up my alley. I have never heard of this and couldn't have imagined a soup made with pepperoni, but now that I have I will be sure to make some. Thanks for sharing.

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      This sounds delicious! The lens itself is very appealing too. I had no idea Pepperoni was made from ground beef so that is a bonus, I will try it.

    • cappuccino136 profile image


      9 years ago

      Yumm, a delicious lens. Great job.

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      9 years ago

      I often make soup - it is so simple and of course very good for you. Great lens.

    • EpicFarms profile image


      9 years ago

      This looks wonderful. I don't care for soup or pepperoni, but my husband and daughter do and I'll bet they'd love this :o) Nice job!

    • Spook LM profile image

      Spook LM 

      9 years ago

      Great lens and I loved the old Yiddish saying, too true. Love soup, always have and always will.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens - I love recipe lenses that have a family tradition attached to them. Angel Blessings to you!

    • jimmielanley profile image

      Jimmie Quick 

      9 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      This is a new recipe to me. Sounds like an Italian styled chili. Yum! And I totally agree on the garlic bread. A great combo!


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