Sauté until tender, stirring … My husband loves the sausage & I love everything else. In a large saucepan, cook the sausage, mushrooms, zucchini and onion in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. I made this soup several weeks ago and I loved it!! Directions In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook the sausage, I recommend adding 2 teaspoons olive oil to the sausage while cooking to prevent sticking. Bring to a boil. I also used one can of chicken broth instead of a 1 1/4 cups and 1 can of diced tomatoes instead of 1 cup. I saut?ed onions, garlic, sliced mushrooms in Olive Oil 1 T. butter until tender, added sliced smoked sausage until almost done, added a few handfuls of baby spinach leaves until wilted, two 14.5oz cans petite tomatoes & two 14.5oz cans low sodium/low fat chicken broth, Italian Seasoning, Basil & Parsley. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/italian-sausage-orzo-soup I skipped the zucchini and used canned mushrooms. 30 Crock-Pot Chicken Soup Recipes for Busy Nights, Christmas Tree Delivery Is a Thing and We’re So on Board, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, 3 tablespoons uncooked orzo or small shell pasta. I used hot Italian turkey sausage to give the soup some spice. —Deborah Redfield, Buena Park, California, Italian Sausage Orzo Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home. 30 Crock-Pot Chicken Soup Recipes for Busy Nights, Christmas Tree Delivery Is a Thing and We’re So on Board, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth, 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained. I added celery and one small can of tomato sauce. You can use lower-calorie turkey sausage for the Italian sausage if you like. I added double the Orzo, stirred it in, reduced to simmer with lid for 15 minutes. It was absolutely delicious. Add the broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, seasonings and bay leaf. I'm making it again tonight!! —Kendra Van Doren, Clyde, Ohio, Italian Sausage and Orzo Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home. This thick, chunky soup fills the bill and is such a family favorite that I serve it at least once a month! https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/italian-sausage-and-orzo-soup Sprinkle servings with cheese if desired. I'm not a big fan of Italian sausage so I used this recipe with another one in this collection. Stir in pasta. Sprinkle with parsley. The soup has a great taste and is really easy to make. Discard bay leaf. Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot and add sausage, onion, garlic, and celery. This is my idea of simple-to-make comfort food. Add the broth, tomatoes, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil. I always look for recipes high in taste and nutrition but low on prep time and fat. I also used about 4-5 tablespoons of orzo instead of 3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until pasta is tender, 15-20 minutes. Stir in orzo; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is tender. The original recipe made 2 servings so that's why increased ingredients. This hearty and warming soup makes a comforting dinner. The herbs make the kitchen smell wonderful! It made enough for dinner & lunch the next day. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. I used Italian sausage links cut up instead of bulk. In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook the sausage, onion, carrot and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.