Paleo Pizza Stew
Get your pizza fix without all the carbs, gluten, grains, and dairy. I promise, this stuff is good!
If you’re a pizza lover who is trying to stick to a paleo or Whole30 diet (not to mention gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free), you probably miss some of your favorite foods – like pizza.
While soup will never taste exactly like pizza – no matter how hard you try – this recipe combines many of the flavors of pizza in a thick, hearty stew.
What You’ll Need To Make Paleo Pizza Stew
This stew is chock full of ingredients you’ll find on a pizza – especially the healthy ones! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pizza sauce: Look for paleo-friendly pizza sauce at the grocery store – or one that’s low in sugar. You can also make your own.
- Chicken broth, stock or bone broth. I typically use Better Than Bouillon dissolved in water – a cheaper option than purchasing cans or cartons of broth.
- Pork sausage: I often make a batch of pizza sausage ahead of time and store it in the freezer so I can make homemade pizza in a breeze. The recipe, below, includes from-scratch instructions. You can use fresh or frozen pork sausage (thawed), with or without additional seasonings added.
- Try adding chopped nitrate-free pepperoni in place or in lieu of sausage
- Veggies: There is some flexibility in terms of what vegetables will work in this stew. I used onions, garlic, mushrooms, kale, and canned tomatoes. Other veggies that would work include:
- Bell peppers
- Fresh tomatoes
- Black olives: Totally optional, but add to the “supreme pizza” likeness of this stew.
- Seasonings: I added a bit more Italian seasoning (taste before you add, as the pizza sauce you use may already have enough seasoning), and some nutritional yeast to give it a bit of cheese flavor.
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Save Money On This Recipe
Here are some easy ways to save money on this recipe:
- Use chicken broth powder or Better Than Bouillon instead of purchasing cans or cartons of chicken broth
- Use veggies that you already have on hand – this is a great recipe to use up softening vegetables
- Consider that this recipe is totally adaptable. You can skip the black olives and nutritional yeast, for example. It will still taste great.
More Paleo-Friendly Soup And Stew Recipes
- Creamy Paleo Sausage Kale Soup
- Cabbage Roll Soup (Paleo)
- Creamy Vegetable Soup (Paleo)
- Basic Chili Recipe For Beginners (omit beans and brown sugar)
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- Olive oil
- 1/2 lb. ground pork sausage
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 ounce container mushrooms, sliced
- 2 to 3 cups packed kale leaves, chopped
- 1 jar of paleo-friendly pizza sauce (13-16 ounce jar)
- 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounce)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2.25 ounce can sliced black olives
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Italian seasoning, optional
- Nutritional yeast, optional (for cheese-like flavor)
- In a large soup kettle, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, until onions begin to soften. Add ground pork and begin breaking up meat until it is browned.
- Add mushrooms and kale. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, until they begin to soften.
- Add pizza sauce, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, apple cider vinegar and black olives. Bring soup to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Add optional Italian seasoning and nutritional yeast. and black olives.