Vegetable Orzo Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
This hearty soup is a perfect way to straddle winter and spring. Beans, red potatoes and orzo fortify against the cold, while fresh and frozen vegetables hint at the warmer, sunnier days to come. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Vegetable Orzo Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen Italian vegetables
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Saute pepper and onion in oil in a Dutch oven until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes and pasta are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 254 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 841mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 8g fiber), 8g protein.