Made for Spring PAC 2014 and what a winner. I did cut the recipe in half, used some leftover kidney beans (from chili earlier in the week) and used spicy sausage and added the onion and l large clove of garlic to cook with the sausage. Definately a keeper. Served with Bruschetta With Caramelized Onion and Fresh Basil#229410.
Delicious!! We loved this quick and easy, flavorful soup. It goes together in a hurry, but doesn't taste like it. I used hot Italian sausage and the orzo pasta. I added 2 cloves of minced garlic to the sausage, along with the squash and onion. Also, I added 1 TBSP fresh, chopped basil to the pot before simmering. I was sure that I had garbanzo beans, but when I went to make this, I found that I didn't. So, I used a can of kidney beans (undrained) instead and it worked really well. I served this soup topped with fresh, shredded Parmesan cheese. My family loved this and gave it 2-thumbs up. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper! *Made for Fall 2009 PAC*