My boyfriend picked this recipe out to try one week and I didn't think I was going to like it. In my mind sausage had no place floating around in soup. Was I ever wrong! I love this soup, it's one of my favourites now.
Love this soup! I doubled the recipe hoping it would be good enough to freeze any extra or share with friends. It's so good...that I want to eat it all! lol I omitted the wine and used only chicken broth. I used/added baby carrots, half a head of cabbage, fresh green beans, frozen sweet corn, celery, season salt, garlic & onion powder. A wonderful soup. Thanks so much for adding it to Recipezaar. :-)
Yummy, easy and packed with veggies! This is a great hearty soup that is a snap to customize to your liking. I used mild italian sausage and added 2 stalks of diced celery, 2 cups frozen green beans and 2 extra cups of chicken broth since I added so many veggies and omitted the wine. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
This soup is delicious and easy to make. Perfect for a cold, damp day in New England. To save prep time, I used a 10 ounce jones sausage roll instead of italian sausage so I did not have to remove skins....it worked fine and did not taste like breafast sausage. Also, I successfully substitued italian seasoning instead of oregano. Will make this again.....
Best vegetable soup I've ever had! Since I'm restricted to the house because of a broken leg, I substituted canned vegetable mix and canned corn for the vegetables, beef boullion for the chicken broth, and macaroni for the orzo pasta. Didn't add any extra salt. Will definitely be using this recipe again.
Very simple recipe, made this several times already. Used vegatables that I had on hand and not the ones listed. Still came out great! Very hearty!
I made this today and even though I'd read it would probably taste better the next day, and even though I didn't plan on having it until lunch time tomorrow, it smelled so good that I had to taste it and I ended up having it for lunch today: it was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.! After I browned the sausage I squeezed it out in paper towel to eliminate some of the fat. The only change I'll make the next time I make it is to use low sodium chicken broth, and perhaps I'll use lean seasoned ground beef to make it a healthier choice. Yum!
This recipe is AMAZING. I didn't have white wine, so I used marsala instead. I also used a little bit of cayenne because we like things spicy. Aside from that, I followed it exactly and it was the best soup I've ever had. My husband already asked me to make it for dinner again tomorrow. Even my 4 year old gobbled it up, and I can't remember the last time I didn't have to fight with her at dinnertime. Thank you, eboyd!
Really EXCELLENT soup! Didn't have orzo, substituted rotini, skipped the wine and zucchini, added frozen peas, frozen green beans and sliced celery. Very nice with some parmesan cheese sprinkled on top! Thanks for sharing a very yummy dish with us, eboyd!
OMG, I really think this deserves more than 5 stars. It's absolutely wonderful!!! Since there was no Italian sausage to be found in town, I made my own, using Italian Sausage. Other changes I made were: apple juice in place of the wine, water and 5 bullion cubes replaced the broth. I also added 1 cup chopped celery, a small can of undrained mushrooms and 1 tsp sugar. I cooked it all (except the orzo) for a good 30 min. then added the orzo and cooked for a couple of hours. Had 3 bowls of it and loved it. And yes, it was even better the next day. Definitely want to serve a good dunking bread with this. Thanks so much, eboyd!