Sweet Italian Sausage Tomato Orzo Soup
Loosely based on a recipe by Amandas Cookin
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lb. Circle B Ranch Sweet Italian sausage links (casings removed); rolled into bite-sized pieces
1/2 red onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup whole wheat orzo pasta
6 cups Homemade Chicken Stock
1-24 oz jar of Marina's Tomato Sauce
1 tbls of fresh basil
1 tbls of fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
Serve with Romano Cheese
In a 3.5-quart soup pot on medium-high flame, heat olive oil until shimmering (about 1-2 min).
Add sausage pieces and sauté until lightly browned; transfer cooked pieces to a plate and set aside.
To the heated, oiled pan, add onion, garlic, and celery; sauté until fragrant and slightly tender, stirring as needed (3-4 min).
Add chicken broth, Marina's Tomato Sauce, salt, and pepper.
Bring to boil; add sausage back to pot about halfway through boiling process. Add fresh herbs.
Cook orzo according to package directions and add to the soup and serve hot. Sprinkle with Romano Cheese. Delish.