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Italian Orzo Soup

Italian Orzo Soup

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings of soup 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Sautéed and Simmered
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

A healthy, hearty, veggie-packed, Italian orzo soup that is only 162 calories per serving! With pops of flavor from the fire-roasted tomatoes, this soup will have you saying "chicken noodle, who?"


Ingredients

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  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 C peeled, sliced carrots
  • 1 C celery, diced
  • 3 cloves peeled, minced garlic
  • 8 C low sodium chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 C (8 oz) orzo pasta
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 4 C loosely packed spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place a large stockpot over medium-high heat and add in 2 Tbsp olive oil.
  2. Add in 1 diced onion and sauté until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Toss in 1 C of peeled, sliced carrots, 1 C diced celery and 3 cloves of garlic and continue to sauté for about another 3 minutes.
  4. Pour in 8 C low sodium chicken stock, a 14 oz can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes, 1 1/2 C orzo pasta, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp oregano, and 1/4 tsp rosemary and stir to combine. Bring soup to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until orzo is al dente.
  6. Stir in 4 C spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes or until it is bright green and wilted.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as any additional thyme, oregano, and rosemary, if you'd like.
  8. Serve warm. Enjoy! 🙂

Notes

Leftovers can simply be microwaved for a minute or two

Keywords: orzo, low calorie, easy soup, winter comfort food

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