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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.

Italian sausage soup with orzo in soup pot

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

Stove Instructions
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.

(top) Italian sausage soup with orzo in soup ladle over soup pot (center) title text (bottom) Italian sausage soup with orzo and white bowl

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