Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup

A tomato based soup with spinach, orzo, vegetables, chicken and spicy turkey sausage! Hearty, healthy plus it’s quick and easy to prepare!

For those of you that follow my blog, I don’t have to tell you that I love soups!  I’ve had a few on my blog already and have many more healthy soup recipes to share! So I hope you love soups as much as I do!  If you come to my house, there is usually a large pot of soup in the refrigerator waiting to be slurpped!

My love of soups started when I was a single gal, living in Nova Scotia, with 2 jobs and I would make a big pot of soup on the weekend to get me through a busy week.  I would add whatever I had in the refrigerator, add some broth and voila! Soup!!!

I like a soup that is pretty thick…more like a stoup (a stew / soup).  With all the chicken, sausage, vegetables, spinach and orzo in this recipe, you can stand your spoon up in this soup!  But it is so filling and so delicious, I think and hope you’ll love it.  If you want a thinner soup, just half the orzo or just add another cup of broth.  Simple fix! This soup is delicious, healthy, is super filling and makes a great lunch or supper with an added side salad and some warm crusty bread.

Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup (makes about 8 servings)

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, minced
  • 3 small carrots, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • 2 spicy turkey or italian sausage, crumbled
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes, 28 oz (with juice)
  • 3 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 8oz bag baby spinach

Drizzle olive oil in large soup pot. Add onion, celery and carrots and saute 2-3 minutes. Add sausage and chicken and saute until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook 2 – 3 minutes.  Add diced tomatoes with juice, stock, water, and herbs.  Bring to boil and add orzo.  Reduce heat and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until orzo is tender. Add spinach and cook another 5 minutes.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Loving this life living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

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