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Spinach and Turkey Italian Sausage Soup with Veggies and Orzo

Spinach and Turkey Italian Sausage Soup with Veggies and Orzo

by Pam on September 17, 2012

I am sorry I didn’t post my normal Monday recipe but I was feeling terrible on Sunday with a nasty headache, stuffy nose, & sore throat so I didn’t have it in me to cook or do a blog post. Thankfully, I am feeling better today but still not 100%.  My daughter is getting over a cold and my son now is coughing and has a stuffy nose – you’ve gotta love the back to school germs!!  Even though it’s nearly 90 degrees outside, I decided to make us a big batch of soup in hopes that it will make us all feel better.  I grabbed whatever I had on hand which ended up being spinach, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, lots of  garlic, turkey Italian sausage, orzo, and chicken broth.  It was quick to make and only simmered for 1 1/2 hours so my house didn’t get too hot.  I loved how simple this soup was to make and how comforting and delicious it tasted.  The best part is that both of my kids requested leftovers for their school lunches – I love that!

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add the onion and the turkey Italian sausage and cook, stirring often, until the sausage has cooked through.  Side Note:  Use a potato masher to break up the Italian sausage quickly and easily into crumbles.  Add the  carrot, celery, and minced garlic; stir often for 2 minutes.  Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, bay leaf, chicken bouillon granules, and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cover with a lid and let the soup simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add the orzo and simmer for 15 minutes.  Add the spinach right before serving.  Taste and re-season if needed.  Enjoy.

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Spinach and Turkey Italian Sausage Soup with Veggies & Orzo




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 90 min.

Total Time: 100 min.



Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
3 turkey Italian sausages, casings removed
3 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 15oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
8 cups of chicken broth
3 tsp chicken bouillon granules
1 bay leaf
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 cup of orzo
2 cups of baby spinach, chopped

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and the turkey Italian sausage and cook, stirring often, until the sausage has cooked through. Side Note: Use a potato masher to break up the Italian sausage quickly and easily into crumbles. Add the carrot, celery, and minced garlic; stir often for 2 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, bay leaf, chicken bouillon granules, and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cover with a lid and let the soup simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add the orzo and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the spinach right before serving. Taste and re-season if needed. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

 

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Rainy days and soup go hand in hand. If you’re a mushroom lover like me, you’ll love this simple savory soup that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

This is a variation of my meatless Creamy Mushroom Soup[1], which we all love in my home. I like to have that as a first course since it’s such a light soup, but to make it a little more substantial as a main dish, I added some chicken breast. Still light at under 115 calories, and 3 Weight Watchers points, you could easily serve this with a salad or half sandwich on the side.

I did some Spring shopping at Target a few weeks ago and couldn’t pass up these pretty, inexpensive beaded bowls and dishes from the Target Threshold collection[2]. I love using white bowls and dishes to plate my food. I find food always looks prettiest on a white dish, and since we eat with our eyes, I usually have fun at dinner time and try to style our plates. Also a great tip if you like to photograph your meals.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups • Old Pts: 2 • Weight Watchers Points+: 3
Calories: 111.5 • Fat: 3.4 g • Protein: 13.6 g • Carbs: 12 g • Fiber: 0.9 g • Sugar: 1.4 g
Sodium: 538.8 mg

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 celery stalk, cut in half
  • 5 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz baby bella, sliced
  • 4 tsp Chicken Better Than Bouillon (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 7 oz skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Place cold water and flour in a blender and blend until smooth; pour into a medium pot and set heat to medium.

Add celery, mushrooms, chicken bouillon and butter and bring to a boil. Add chicken, cover and simmer on low 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken and set aside; continue to cook the remaining soup an additional 5 minutes, until vegetables are soft. 

Place celery and 1 cup of soup into the blender; blend until smooth, then return to the pot and simmer a few minutes. Shred or cut the chicken into small pieces and add back to the soup, garnish with fresh parsley.

Makes about 6 cups.

References

  1. ^ Creamy Mushroom Soup (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Threshold collection (www.target.com)

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