This is one of my favorite soups ever. I used celery in place of the zucchini and two cups of tomato juice in place of two cups of the broth, but otherwise, I think I followed all the instructions. The orzo was a nice addition.
very good soup. used bulk sausage and left out green peppers. for serving added parmesan and some shredded mozzarella. used ditalini noodles. thank you
Fantastic! We tried this recipe about two months ago and have made it at least six times since. My wife loves it and it's a great alternative to chili for a winter belly-warmer. The only variation we have tried was adding some celery that we had leftover from Thanksgiving.
Full of flavors. I recommend cooking the rice separately.
This is a scrumptious recipe, and it is very adaptable. I have been making a variation of this for years using ground beef. Italian sausage makes it twice as good. I added a chopped fresh mushroom, a small can of green beans and a pinch of rosemary, but that was just because I am forever fiddling with a recipe. It was great. I made it again with beef broth, and that is a winner, too. If you want to give this a Southern touch, make a big pan of cornbread to go with it. Nothing better this side of anywhere.
This was even good cold straight out of the refrigerator (it was hot outside!). As suggested, I cooked the orzo separately and added it to each bowl as I served the soup. This is a delicious, very satisfying soup and I plan to make it again in the near future. Thank you for posting!
We really enjoyed this soup. Made according to directions, but did use turkey sausage. Fantastic!
The word perfection came to my mind after tasting this soup. I used turkey sausage, which let me skip step three. I can't wait to taste this dish tomorrow because I can't imagine it could get any better than it already is. Thank you.
Great soup! Saved this one in my zucchini cookbook, since I have lots growing outside. Used up some left over sausage, and of course the zuccini. Realized at last minute I didn't have any wine, but it was still yummy. Probably would have more depth with the wine, but next time...