Spicy Italian Sausage & Orzo Soup

Spicy Italian Sausage & Orzo Soup
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This recipe is perfectly seasoned, made with spicy Italian pork sausage, orzo pasta, and lots of fresh vegetables. It is super comforting after a long week and super easy to make! You can omit the sausage if you want to keep vegetarian. I like using spicy sausage as it gives the soup a little more kick. Mild sausages work just as well.

This recipe also contains no dairy. You can make gluten free and switch the pasta.

You will get plenty of rich and meaty, flavour in every spoonful! You can also freeze this soup for and eat at a later date. It is super TASTY!

Spicy Italian Sausage & Orzo Soup
Spicy Italian Sausage & Orzo Soup

Spicy Italian Sausage & Orzo Soup

Rachelle Newbigging
This recipe is perfectly seasoned, made with spicy Italian pork sausage, orzo pasta, and lots of fresh vegetables. It is super comforting after a long week and very easy to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 1 LB spicy Italian sausage mild or medium if preferred
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery diced small (3 ribs)
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 3 cloves garlic minced garlic
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (mixture of thyme oregano, basil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Remove pork sausages from casings and add into pot.
  • Cook the sausages for about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to break up the sausage and cook until no longer pink. Transfer the sausages to a bowl. Leave rendered fat in the pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions, celery and bell pepper, tomatoes and saute until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Add minced garlic and saute for another 3-5 minutes. Careful not to burn.
  • Pour in chicken broth, tomato sauce. Add in Italian seasonings, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Return the cooked sausage to the pot.
  • Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes with lid closed. Add in orzo and stir. Cover again and let simmer for another 10 minutes or until the orzo is al dente. Stir in fresh basil. Serve warm, eat and enjoy!

Notes

If you dont want to make with pork sausage, Turkey sausage works just as well. Add in more olive oil so that the onions do not burn. 
Keyword orzo, sausage, soup recipes
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1 Comments

  1. Dave G on November 24, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so good and delicious. I love that all your soups are easy and quick to make.
    Keep them comin’!

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