ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP WITH ORZO
This soup is the ultimate comfort food.
It’s a broth-based, one-pot, savory soup that requires only a few basic cooking steps to go from “What’s for dinner?” to “Wow! I’m full!”
The sausage and tomatoes give it a sweet and savory flavor while the whole wheat orzo offers that pasta-goodness, only with more fiber and nutrients than white pasta.
The seasonings are the icing on the cake of this scrumptious Italian soup.
- 1/2 lb. Italian Pork Sausage or turkey sausage
- 1/2 Red Onion diced
- 3 cloves Garlic finely chopped
- 2 stalks Celery diced
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta or classic semolina orzo
- 6 cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth1 28-oz can No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes keep juice
- 1 tsp Dried Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper to taste
Step 1: Heat a 4-quart soup pot on medium-high.
Step 2: Add SAUSAGE to the pot, breaking it into small pieces; brown the sausage, stirring as needed; transfer to a plate; set aside. Carefully drain the extra grease, if needed.
Step 3: To the same heated skillet, add ONION, GARLIC, and CELERY; sauté until fragrant and tender, stirring as needed (3-4 min).
Step 4: Add dry ORZO; sauté until toasted and fragrant (about 2-3 min); stirring as needed.
Step 5. Add CHICKEN BROTH, DICED TOMATOES with their juice, ITALIAN SEASONING, SALT, PEPPER, and BROWNED SAUSAGE.
Step 6: Bring soup just to boil; then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until orzo is cooked through and softened (10-15 min); serve warm.
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