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5 from 3 votes

Hearty Chicken Sausage, Roasted Pepper and Whole Wheat Orzo Soup Recipe

Hearty Chicken Sausage, Roasted Pepper & Whole Wheat Orzo Soup Recipe is a hearty & healthy dinner option that will have your family begging for more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Entrees, Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

  • 2 flavored chicken sausages cut thinly into half-circles
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 whole 4 halves roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 4 large basil leaves thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausages are starting to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the sausages to a bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in the same saucepan and turn the heat to medium. Add the onion and cook until the onion is tender, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the roasted red peppers.
  • Add the bay leaves and chicken broth, bring to a boil, then turn heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves and turn the heat to medium-high. Bring the soup to a boil.
  • Add the whole wheat orzo, along with the cooked sausages, and cook until the orzo is al dente (according to package directions).
  • Remove the soup from the heat, stir in the parsley and basil, and serve.

Notes

WW (Old Points) 5 / WW (Points+) 6

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25Cups + 1 Tbsp Yogurt | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 768mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.6mg