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.
Loving this life living “Around the Bay” ~ DD