Monday, February 22, 2010

Tomato and Orzo Soup

While I hate the cold, there are a few things I love about winter: snow days, cozy sweatpants, holidays, hot chocolate... and this delicious Tomato and Orzo Soup just found a place on that list.

Coincidentally, this recipe came from a blog created by my friend Brooke's brother-in-law, John, and his girlfriend Bec. I love that their blog, Above an Italian Restaurant, is an endeavor that they are taking on together - it makes me wish that Pat and I had any shared hobbies (aside, of course, from the wii...). But most of all, I love their recipes! As soon as I added their blog to my reader, I starred a ton. This yummy soup from Wegman's was just the first that I've made, but I have tons more in mind.

Due to tastes, what I had on hand, and the fact that I bought crushed instead of canned tomatoes, I changed their recipe slightly. If you want the original, please visit their blog!

  • 1 cup onion, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced fine
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 28oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 carton (32 oz) vegetable stock
  • salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
Add onions, celery, and carrots and olive oil to large stockpot on medium-high. Cook, stirring, 6-7 min. Add chopped garlic. Cook 2 min, until vegetables are tender.

Add all tomatoes; simmer about 10 min. Add stock; return to simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add pasta. Simmer 8-10 min, stirring often, until pasta is firm but tender. Remove from heat.

Add sour cream and milk to soup; fold in basil. Ladle into warmed bowls to serve.

Makes 13 cups (about 8 servings)


  1. Thanks for posting this recipe. I can't wait to make it! I'm a fan of Campbell's Old-Fashioned Tomato & Rice soup, but I can't find it at my local supermarket anymore. I'm sure this soup will not only fill the void, but it'll be even better than the canned soup!

  2. Glad you liked it! And I think a shared love of the wii is very important in any relationship. :)


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