This is an absolute favorite of ours. We recently brought this soup to another couple who recently had their 4th child. They had been receiving meals from our church and friends for days and they stated that this was their absolute far and away favorite meal they received. It's good!! Just make it. Put some parmesan on top.
We love this soup! Thank you for posting. For anyone trying to watch their calories, try making with Jennie-O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. Brings it down about 100 calories less / serving and still delicious! :)
This is the second time I'm making this soup. It's simply Yummy. Noting needs adjusting the recipe is spot on, and I'm a pretty picky cook. Thanks so much for sharing.
This is a very flavourful and hearty soup! The first time I made <br/>UPDATE: I made this again as we loved it the first time; however, this time I added the orzo....big mistake. Even 1/2 cup was way too much. I found that it completely absorbed the liquid and made the soup too thick. I will make this soup again but never with the orzo.
Wonderful and filling. I followed the recipe to the letter and can't see how it would be any better. My husband LOVED it. Adding it to my recipe box for sure.
So good, so comforting and so easy to make. I love everything about this soup. The Italian sausage really sets this recipe apart from other soup recipes. Thank you for much for sharing with us, my family loved this.
I did make a few adjustments to what I had on hand and also due to dietary needs. Because I am a Celiac, I used homemade Pork/Beef sausage that my local meat shop makes for me that is lower in sodium and gluten free. Also, I substituted 2 tbsp. sherry for the wine and added 2-3 Tbsp. brown sugar . Seeing as how orzo is off limits for me, I used 1-540 ml tin butter beans (in Canada called "Dry White Lima Beans"), drained and rinsed. I drained off all the fat from the sausage (mine sausage is pretty lean to begin with) in a metal colander, and added 1 Tbsp. butter, just before serving just to round out the taste. Also added 2 tsp. dried parsley with the basil and oregano.I didn't add any Parmesan cheese, because I didn't have any fresh stuff, but that didn't matter as both my husband and I loved the soup. Also made my husband fresh cheese biscuits to go with the soup.
Wonderful soup! Made this adding some tortellini for the orzo and adding some celery, cabbage and a few leftover mushrooms....so good on a cold snowy day. DH could only go yummmm. Definately going into my Favorites of 2013. Thank you for posting.
I wanted to love this but only like it. I don't know what it was missing for me but it just wasn't all the way there. Will keep and try with some tweaks. Thank you!!
I cut the recipe in half and made it a couple days ago. Just tasted it and am looking forward to having it for supper later. I may need to add more broth when I reheat it as it is quite thick. Will be great with fresh bread.