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Sausage and Orzo

Sausage and Orzo Recipe

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Quick and easy doesn’t mean unhealthy with this recipe. Reduced sodium, fresh veggies, and good grains balance out sausage perfectly and deliciously.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound cooked sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup dried orzo
  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and coarsely chopped, about 2 ½ cups
  • ⅓ cup (1 inch) pieces green onion


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook sausage in hot oil about 2 minutes or until brown.
  3. Stir in orzo; cook and stir about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in beef broth plus ½ cup water and Italian seasoning. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 8 minutes or until orzo is tender, adding the zucchini during the last 4 minutes or cooking and stirring occasionally.
  5. Uncover; stir in green onion. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: American

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