Total Time
4hrs 55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 4 hrs 30 mins

This is a robust, easy to make Soup. One of my Favorite's.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Brown Susage, Onion, & Garlic, drain.
  2. 2. In slow cooker add: Everything except orzo and Parmesan.
  3. 3. Cook on Low for 8 hrs or on High for 4 hours.
  4. 4. Set pot to high and add Orzo for 20 minute.
  5. 5. Serve with Parmesan Cheese in top.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow! This is hands-down one of the best crock pot recipes I've ever made! Delicious, hearty, easy. So glad to have found it, thank you for sharing!

5 5

This is the most delicious crockpot soup I've made in years! First, its easy to assemble and once it starts cooking the kitchen smells wonderful! Only change I made was using 2 cans of chopped Italian stewed tomatoes, with the juice, adding small, sliced portobello mushrooms and fresh baby spinach. I did not put in orzo but had rotini for those that wanted pasta. Everyone was going back for seconds and thirds! The parmesan on top makes it truly Italian! I will be making this in the next week to put up in containers for cold weather, will add white kidney beans instead of pasta. I bet it would be great over small tortellini also! Its definitely a recipe worth trying!

I added mushrooms in place of the carrots, used twice the amount of orzo and replaced one of the cans of chicken stock with a 12 oz beer. The beer made it great! Delicious and easy!

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