I am so full because I could not stop eating this! I omitted half the liquid (stock mainly) and added 1.5 times as much orzo, and it came out like an Italian Jambalaya! My family loved this. I needed to do something with frozen sausage and this was the perfect recipe. Thanks!
The soup/broth was awesome tasty, but because the sausage had been in the slow cooker that long, it came out a tasteless bit of sausage texture...in a tasty broth, at least. I think this recipe works better on a stove than on a slow cooker.
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!
Yummmmmm! Kale or chard hold up well in this soup, too, even if you have to leave it in all day. (The spinach someone suggested would need to be stirred in at the last minute.) Instead of pasta, the second time I added cannellini beans. Wonderful!
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!
My family loved this! I came across it too late to put it in the crock pot, so did it stove top and it was done pretty fast. I used white beans as others suggested instead of pasta and they worked great in it. The seasoning was perfect---the only different thing I did was add more garlic (3 tsp.) because we like more in general. A definite keeper!
Great soup, everyone loved it! Will make again!
This soup is wonderful. We all enjoyed this on a cold rainy day. It's made it into my rotation of recipes. Thank you for posting such a hearty, filling soup.
When my husband says Print it, I know I have discovered an awesome recipe. Made this last night for my family and inlaws and was pleased with the results... I cooked it just as instructed, easy, quick and delicious. Thank you William!!