Make a big pot of Italian Orzo Spinach Soup (delicious and easy to make), with pasta, spinach, Italian spices, and diced tomatoes in 30 minutes!Make a big pot of Italian Orzo Spinach Soup (delicious and easy to make), with pasta, spinach, Italian spices, and diced tomatoes in 30 minutes!
We’ve had some stormy, windy, and rainy weather in Oregon lately. I decided to make a big pot of Italian Orzo Spinach Soup for dinner! The soup sounded so scrumptious, comforting, and WARM on a wet, cold, and blustery day! It was wonderful (the soup, NOT the weather).

I found the recipe while searching Pinterest and decided to give it a try! Glad I did, because this was a very delicious meal, PLUS we had great leftovers for our family! Italian Orzo Spinach Soup is extremely easy to prepare! It also can be ready in about 30 minutes, which is fairly “do-able” on a busy night, after a long day!

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How To Make Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil until very hot (on medium-high heat). Add diced onion, and sauté it, stirring occasionally for about 4-5 minutes. The onion will become translucent in color and soften.

Chopped onions are cooked in olive oil for soup

Add the diced carrots and celery to the onions, then add the minced garlic. Stir to combine, then cook the veggies, stirring occasionally for another 3-4 minutes.

Diced carrots, celery and garlic are cooked with onions for soup

Cook The Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

Now add your chicken stock, canned diced tomatoes, the orzo pasta, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Stir all the ingredients together, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to Low, then let the Italian orzo spinach soup cook on a low simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes.

When done, the pasta should be al dente.  Be sure to stir the soup occasionally, scraping the bottom, to make sure the pasta doesn’t stick to the pot.

Italian spices, orzo, tomatoes, broth are added to soup

Add the fresh spinach to the hot soup. Stir to incorporate into the soup, then cook for 2 minutes. The spinach will wilt as it cooks in the soup.

Fresh baby spinach is added to Italian orzo soup

This is what the Italian orzo spinach soup will look like when it’s is done! The spinach will be wilted and the orzo pasta will have greatly expanded in size.

Italian orzo spinach soup is ready to serve in 30 minutes!

Time To Serve This Delicious Soup!

Now all that is left to do before serving is to taste test it. Season the soup with salt and pepper, to taste. To serve, ladle this delicious Italian orzo spinach soup into individual serving bowls. Top each bowl of soup with grated Parmesan cheese, for even better flavor! Serve… and enjoy a hot bowl of delicious, homemade Italian orzo spinach soup!

Grated Parmesan cheese is added to Italian orzo spinach soup before serving.

See how simple that was? In no time at all and with minimal effort, you can enjoy a big pot of Italian orzo spinach soup on a cold day! The leftovers are wonderful, as well. This would be a great soup to have for lunch with a side salad. YUM.  Sure hope you will consider making this Italian orzo spinach soup. I’m sure I will be making it again!

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Recipe Source: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/italian-orzo-spinach-soup-recipe/

Italian Orzo and Spinach Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Make a big pot of Italian Orzo and Spinach Soup (delicious and easy to make), with pasta, spinach, Italian spices, and diced tomatoes in 30 minutes!
Category: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian orzo spinach soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 329 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion (diced)
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 6 cups chicken OR vegetable stock
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes OR regular diced tomatoes
  • cups orzo pasta (uncooked)
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves (loosely packed)
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil until very hot (on medium-high heat). Add diced onion, and sauté it, stirring occasionally for about 4-5 minutes. The onion will become translucent in color and soften.
  2. Add the diced carrots and celery, then add minced garlic. Stir to combine, then cook, stirring occasionally for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Now add your chicken stock, canned diced tomatoes, the orzo pasta, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Stir all the ingredients together, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to Low, then let the soup cook on a low simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes. When done, pasta should be al dente. Stir soup occasionally, scraping the bottom, to make sure pasta doesn't stick to the pot.
  4. Add the fresh spinach to the hot soup. Stir to incorporate into the soup, then cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Taste test soup. Season with salt and pepper, then ladle soup into individual serving bowls. Top each bowl of soup with grated Parmesan cheese, for even better flavor! Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Italian Orzo and Spinach Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 574mg25%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 5820IU116%
Vitamin C 10.9mg13%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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