Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo Recipe

Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo Recipe
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Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo Recipe

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The soup is so scrumptious that it is worth the time it takes to cut up the fresh basil. I believe it is even better the next day, after the flavors have and a chance to blend in the refrigerator overnight.—Tonia Billbe, Elmira, New York
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

Directions

In a Dutch oven, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until onion is tender. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, basil, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to package directions; drain. Add orzo and cream to soup; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle servings with cheese. Yield: 16 servings (4-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 204 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until onion is tender. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, basil, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to package directions; drain. Add orzo and cream to soup; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle servings with cheese. Yield: 16 servings (4-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p52

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