Italian Orzo Spinach Soup Recipe

Italian Orzo Spinach Soup Recipe

How To Make Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

This rice-shaped pasta goes well in soup dishes such as this spinach soup recipe. Orzo is low-fat but rich in protein, perfect for this vegetarian dish.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1smallwhite onionpeeled and diced
  • 1cupcarrotsdiced
  • 1cupcelerydiced
  • 3garlic clovespeeled and minced
  • 6cupschicken stockor vegetable stock
  • 14ozfire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 8ozDeLallo whole wheat orzo pasta
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • ¼tspdried oregano
  • ¼tspdried rosemary
  • 4cupsloosely-packed spinach
  • 1tspsalt and black pepper
  • freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakesoptional toppings

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for 4 minutes, until soft. Add carrots, celery, and garlic and saute for an additional 3 minutes.

  2. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, orzo pasta, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and stir to combine.

  3. Bring soup to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente.

  4. Stir in the spinach and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until it is bright green and wilted. Taste and season with salt and black pepper as needed.

  5. Serve warm, garnished with your desired toppings.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 310.13kcal
  • Fat: 8.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.69g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.16g
  • Fiber: 5.40g
  • Sugar: 8.33g
  • Protein: 12.89g
  • Cholesterol: 7.20mg
  • Sodium: 854.72mg
  • Calcium: 128.26mg
  • Potassium: 744.87mg
  • Iron: 4.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 287.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.74mg
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