Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup (VIDEO)

Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup recipe is filled with many unique flavors that will leave your taste buds satisfied. A mixture of vegetables, sausage, and orzo. Not your ordinary soup but definitely satisfying.
Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup. Comfort food. ValentinasCorner.com

It’s soup weather and I’m excited. I cannot wait to share some of the favorite soups we enjoy. We will begin with this healthy and unique soup. It’s unfortunate my children don’t like vegetables, boohoo, so this is not a soup they will eat. However, the Mr. and I just absolutely love it. He must have meat in his soups (don’t ask why, I don’t have an answer;).) so he is satisfied with the Italian sausage. I love the flavor the zucchini gives the soup; orzo is just perfect here. I love the texture of orzo. It’s a taste between rice and pasta, so delish. If you have never tried it, oh do try, you will love it. I have to say that this soup has to be one of my favorites. If you have any zucchini left after finishing the soup, try this Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread for dessert! Enjoy this soup with the Russian Bread.

 

Some of the other soups we enjoy are Creamy Chicken and Potato Soup, Meatball and Rice Soup and Russian Solyanka.

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Ingredients for Italian sausage orzo and vegetable soup:

3 Italian sausages

2 tsp oil

1 medium onion

½ green pepper

1 medium carrot

2 tsp oil

1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes

32 oz beef or chicken broth

32 oz vegetable broth

1 cup water

1 medium zucchini

¾ cup uncooked orzo pasta

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

Fresh basil, to taste

Serves: 4-6 servings

How to make Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup:

Chop onion, cut the carrot in half and slice thin, and cube pepper; set aside.

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Remove casing from the sausage. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage over high heat with 2 tsp oil until sausage is no longer pink, breaking meat up as it’s cooked (4-6 minutes). Remove sausage from Dutch oven, set aside.

Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup. Comfort food. ValentinasCorner.com

On med/high heat, add 2 tsp oil, onion, carrots, and pepper to the Dutch oven; cook until vegetables are tender, 5-6 minutes. Add the Italian sausage back, diced tomatoes, beef and vegetable broth, water, salt and pepper; bring to a soft boil.

Add orzo, zucchini and stir. Cook uncovered 10-12 minutes until zucchini and orzo are tender. Stir several times so the orzo doesn’t stick to the bottom.

Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup. Comfort food. ValentinasCorner.com

Turn off heat, add desired basil amount, parsley may be added as well. (Add more salt and pepper, if needed).

Let the soup simmer few more minutes and dig in.

Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup. Comfort food. ValentinasCorner.com

Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup. Comfort food at its greatest!. 🙂
Course: Soup
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
  • 3 Italian sausages
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz beef or chicken broth
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • ¾ cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • fresh basil, to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop onion, cut carrot in half and slice thin, and cube pepper; set aside.
  2. Remove casing from the sausage. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage on high heat with 2 tsp oil until sausage is no longer pink, breaking meat up as it’s cooked (4-6 minutes). Remove sausage from Dutch oven, set aside.
  3. On med/high heat, add 2 tsp oil, onion, carrots and pepper to the Dutch oven; cook until vegetables are tender, 5-6 minutes. Add the Italian sausage back, diced tomatoes, beef and vegetable broth, water, salt and pepper; bring to a soft boil.
  4. Add orzo, zucchini and stir. Cook uncovered 10-12 minutes until zucchini and orzo are tender. Stir several times so the orzo doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  5. Turn off heat, add desired basil amount, parsley may be added as well. (Add more salt and pepper, if needed).
  6. Let the soup simmer few more minutes and dig in.
Italian Sausage, Orzo and Vegetable Soup. Comfort food. ValentinasCorner.com

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Show 14 Comments
  • Victoria 02/24/2016, 3:13 am

    I’v made this soup 3 times! It’s so easy, fast, and delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

    • admin 02/24/2016, 10:07 am

      Victoria, I’m so glad to hear this wonderful feedback, thank you for sharing !:) Sure is super easy and I love the uniqueness of it:)..

  • Juliana 02/10/2016, 3:30 am

    I want to make it, but we don’t eat pork, so I was wondering, what would the equivalent of those 3 Italian sausages be in pounds, so I could use some ground meat with Italian seasoning?

    • admin 02/10/2016, 2:16 pm

      Hi Juliana, I must say, I LOVE your name. Absolutely beautiful.
      It’s about 3/4 pound meat. You can even do up to 1 lb if you want it really meaty:).

  • Yelena 01/31/2016, 12:36 am

    My hubby and I really enjoyed this soup. Simple and yummy! My kids didn’t like the ‘cucumber’ looking pieces that were flowing in their soup but ate it anyway. 😄Thank you for the recipe 🙂

    • admin 02/01/2016, 12:18 am

      So glad to hear that Yelena. Haha “floating cucumbers” love it. My kids don’t like it either. More for the Mr. and I😄😄..

  • Valya @ Valya's Taste of Home 01/26/2016, 9:10 pm

    Perfect for the cold weather. 🙂

    • admin 01/26/2016, 11:48 pm

      I totally agree!:)

  • Mariana De Sousa 01/26/2016, 6:15 am

    What a beautiful soup!

    • admin 01/26/2016, 10:36 am

      Thank you so much Mariana:)

  • Mila 01/25/2016, 1:19 pm

    I made this soup couple days ago. It was simple and easy to make, my family liked it a lot. Thank you for posting it.

    • admin 01/25/2016, 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much Mila for the feedback.. I’m so glad you gave it a try, I love how healthy yet yummy it is.. :O)

  • Tanya 01/23/2016, 11:23 am

    Beautiful pictures!!!! Looks so simple to make and very delicious! Thank you!

    • admin 01/23/2016, 2:13 pm

      Thank you Tanyush!. It is very simple to make and tastes so yummy. 🙂

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