Recipe: Delicious Italian Orzo Soup

Italian Orzo Soup.

Italian Orzo Soup You can cook Italian Orzo Soup using 19 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Italian Orzo Soup

  1. It’s 1 tbsp. of olive oil.
  2. It’s 1/2 of onion, diced.
  3. You need 2 cloves of garlic, minced.
  4. It’s 1 lb. of Italian sausage.
  5. It’s 2 of carrots, peeled and sliced into coins and quartered.
  6. Prepare 1 of large zucchini, sliced into coins and quartered.
  7. Prepare 4 cups of unsalted chicken broth.
  8. You need 1 1/2 cups of water.
  9. Prepare 1 can (14.5 oz.) of diced tomatoes, undrained.
  10. You need 1 can (16 oz.) of cannelini beans, drained and rinsed.
  11. It’s 2 tsp. of dried basil.
  12. It’s 1 tsp. of oregano.
  13. You need 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning.
  14. It’s to taste of salt and pepper.
  15. You need 1/2 cup of orzo pasta, uncooked.
  16. It’s 2 cups of spinach, roughly chopped.
  17. Prepare of Suggested Toppings :.
  18. You need of ·parmesan cheese.
  19. Prepare of ·red pepper flakes.

Italian Orzo Soup instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for a minute or so more, until fragrant..
  2. Add the sausage to the pot and cook until completely browned, breaking it up as you go. Drain any excess grease, if needed..
  3. Increase the heat to med-high. Add the carrots to the pot, then stir in the broth, water, diced tomatoes, beans and seasonings..
  4. Once it all comes to a boil, stir in the orzo and zuchinni, then lower the heat back down and let simmer for 7-8 minutes, until the veggies have softened and the orzo is close to al dente. Make sure to stir often during this time, so the orzo won't stick to the pot..
  5. Stir in the spinach and simmer just 2-3 minutes more, until it's wilted..
  6. Serve immediately, topped with fresh parmesan cheese, if desired. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over individual portions for a bit of extra heat..
  7. Refrigerate any leftovers in a large Tupperware container. To reheat, place the amount you want warmed in a small pot (add a splash of broth if needed, the orzo will absorb a lot of the liquid during frigeration) and bring to a simmer for 5 or so minutes, until heated through..