Italian sausage tomato orzo soup

Certainly! Here’s a delicious recipe for Italian Sausage Tomato Orzo Soup:


  • 1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Brown Sausage:
    • In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the Italian sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Once browned, remove any excess fat.
  2. Saute Vegetables:
    • Add diced onion, carrots, celery, and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add Tomatoes:
    • Pour in the diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  4. Add Broth and Seasonings:
    • Pour in the chicken broth and add dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Stir well.
  5. Simmer:
    • Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Cook Orzo:
    • Add the orzo pasta to the soup and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
  7. Add Spinach:
    • Stir in the chopped fresh spinach and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the spinach wilts.
  8. Adjust Seasonings:
    • Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings as needed. Add more salt or pepper if necessary.
  9. Serve:
    • Ladle the soup into bowls. If desired, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley.

This Italian Sausage Tomato Orzo Soup is hearty, flavorful, and perfect for a comforting meal. Feel free to customize it by adding more vegetables or adjusting the spice level according to your preference.

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