NEXT RECIPE >

Italian Sausage Orzo Recipe
Italian Sausage Orzo Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Italian Sausage Orzo Recipe

Be the first to add a review
Publisher Photo
This light dish is perfect for any night of the week, and it looks as good as it tastes! If you have leftover sauteed mushrooms or other vegetables, toss them in as well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 265 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 7g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Stir in orzo; return to a boil. Cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Drain orzo, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid.
  2. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and crumble sausage with onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, roasted pepper, salt, pepper, pepper flakes and orzo. Heat through over medium-low heat; stir in reserved cooking liquid to moisten if desired. Remove from heat; stir in basil and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausage Orzo in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p143

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.


Reviews for Italian Sausage Orzo

AVERAGE RATING
(0)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (0)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Loading Image