Pizza Cravings? If you love pizza, bring the delicious flavors of your favorite pie straight to your soup bowl just in time for Halloween with this vegan pizza soup recipe! Combining all your familiar favorites—garlic, tomatoes, and basil—into a richly flavored bowl of veggie goodness will be sure to entice even the pickiest eaters.
Whether you’re looking for something light before getting into a costume or planning on sharing it with friends at a spooky Halloween gathering, this vegan pizza soup is an irresistible treat that will truly hit the spot.
This delicious pizza soup is not just for the spooky holiday or your next halloween party, serve it year around. It will become a family favorite, grown ups and kids of all ages will love it.
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A classic pizza soup is prepared with ground meat and processed cheese. This hearty vegan party soup needs just a few ingredients and you will satisfy all your pizza craving.
And you can totally vary the ingredients and take what you have at home. A stew that is perfect for leftover use or a fridge clean out meal.
But now to the overview what you need for the soup.
You can find the ingredients with quantities and the recipe to print out on the recipe card below.
- Tofu, tempeh or soy granules
- yellow onion
- garlic cloves
- bell peppers like green pepper or red bell pepper
- fresh mushrooms
- raw cashews
- pureed tomatoes
- tomato paste
- vegetable stock
- sea salt
- black pepper
- optional: vegan Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs
For the Halloween version:
- puff pastry or shortcrust
The hearty soup will cook relatively quickly. You dice the onions and cut the mushrooms into slices and then into strips.
If you use tofu or tempeh, crumble these and season them properly. Cracked Freekeh or TVP are soaked in hot water with pizza spices (oregano, basil, salt, pepper).
Now sauté mushrooms and onions on medium-high heat. Then add the tofu, tempeh, freekeh or TVP. And fry it briefly.
Dice the peppers or other vegetables you have left. Open the can of corn and discard the water. Add all ingredients except the water and vegetable broth.
Now blend the cashews with veggie broth to a creamy consistency. Add these to the soup. Taste again and add some spices.
Cook this soup on medium heat, until the peppers and the Frekeeh are soft.
If you want to cover the vegan pizza soup with puff pastry or shortcrust pastry as in the photos, then use ovenproof bowls and cut out a circle as big as the bowl is.
Now cut out faces like on pumpkin jack o'lanterns or other motivs and place the dough on the bowls filled with pizza soup.
Cook in the oven for about 20 min at 350 F. Or until the desired brownness is achieved.
Hint: If you do not like ingredients that I have listed, then just swap them with something you like.
For example, if you do not like mushrooms, then just take zucchini, kidney beans or whatever else you like. Or you just leave something out. That's all up to you.
If you can not eat cashews, you can also use a plant-based milk and thicken with some tapioca starch. Or you can use coconut milk or coconut cream
- Veggies - you can either omit some of the veggies or substitute with other veggies of your choice.
- Cashews - you can either use white beans, pumpkins or sunflower seeds to make a heavy cream substitute.
- Herbs - instead of using the oregano, basil you can use a seasoning blend like italian herbs or pizza seasoning.
- Vegan Parmesan - if you want to you can make your own vegan parmesan or use your favorite store bought dairy free parmesan.
As I mentioned above, you can really love taking what you have at home or use your favorite pizza toppings. I've used zucchini and olives here before.
You can also divide broccoli into small florets and add them to the soup. Do you love spinach on your pizza? Then just add some spinach. So you have the same opportunity to eat your portion of greens.
Not only does this vegan pizza soup serve well as a starter for your next party, you can also serve it in a larger serving as a main course.
Because this soup is filling and everyone loves pizza, don’t they?
You can also serve it as a dinner for the week, if you have vegetable leftovers and need to use them up.
The soup can also freeze well, so you always have something on hand and do not have to spend days eating the leftovers.
You can serve a delicious pizza bread with this. To do this, bake this dough and coat it with aquafaba, chopped garlic and some oregano.
Or you serve soup just like in these photos with a puff pastry or shortcrust pastry topping.
Bake up a baguette, rolls, ciabatta. Slice these and serve to the soup.
For a low-carb version, just roast a few grains or and sprinkle over the soup like croutons or oyster crackers.
Your soup lasts in a closed container for a couple of days in the fridge.
If you have prepared the soup the day before, you can just leave the soup in the pot and with the lid on in the fridge.
Make sure that the soup has cooled to room temperature before putting it in the fridge.
You can also freeze this meatless soup in portions. For this, I usually freeze 4 servings in a container, since we are 4 people at home. And just take them out the day before and let them thaw in the fridge.
Just prepare the soup a day or two before. For example, on the weekend and you have something to eat during the week. Maybe the soup thickens a bit, then just dilute with a little water.
If you omit the vegetable stock, as well as the cashews, you have a delicious sauce for noodles, Rice, gnocchis with pizza flavored bolognese sauce.
If you look at it exactly, the vegan pizza soup is more of a stew. The consistency is more like a stew instead of soupy.
However, I think pizza stew does not sound as nice as pizza soup. Don’t you think so too? How would you describe this pizza dish? Let me know further down, I'd be happy to exchange with you.
Here you are totally flexible. I love to use different ingredients. So the soup never gets boring.
You can use tofu or tempeh. I crumble these and spice them properly before frying.
Or you take cracked Freekeh berries or TVP and put them in hot water, which we season well with pizza spices.