Spinach and Basil Soup with Orzo

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Featured in the July 2017 Hookui.



Spinach and Basil Soup with Orzo

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 (14.5-ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans Italian-style stewed chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped leaf spinach (no need to thaw) or fresh spinach (washed)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil; add onion and garlic and saute until onion is tender.
  2. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in orzo, tomatoes, basil, spinach, pepper, and salt.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  5. Cook until pasta is tender.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top before serving.
  7. Serve hot with fresh bread or garlic bread.

Serves 6.


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Super easy to make and very ono! I added Italian sausage to make it a meal all by itself.

by Wendy on 10/30/2017