Soup in a bowl topped with fresh basil and a green napkin on the side

Tomato Orzo Soup

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One-Pot Tomato Orzo Soup is hot on the table in 30-minutes and costs $2.00 a bowl!! One sip of this soup instantly warms and nourishes the body. We love to have a pot simmering on the stove top. A wonderful tomato aroma fills the kitchen. Enjoy the bright, sweet smell of freshly chopped Basil. I love serving this soup with hot crusty cheese bread hot out of the oven! Or top the soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. Both options provides a new spin on the traditional grilled cheese and tomato soup. It warms over nicely in the microwave or stove-top. And it is freezer friendly allowing for larger batches. A great soup for make ahead meals and meal planning! Read on for 6 tips to making Tomato Orzo Soup and step by step instructions.

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6 Tips for Tomato Orzo Soup

  1. Determine if you want a chunkier tomato base when selecting your tomatoes. A blend of crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes provides a different texture then only using diced tomatoes.
  2. Fresh Basil is perfect for this Tomato Orzo Soup. Consider tearing the basil when adding to the soup over cutting to save time.
  3. If freezing the soup, do not add the Half and Half and fresh basil. Milk products do not always freeze well with the soup separating when thawed. Instead add the Half and Half and fresh basil when serving.
  4. There is some heat to this soup with the cracked black pepper. Add more cracked black pepper when serving to individualize the experience for those enjoying the soup.
  5. The Orzo pasta is perfect for this soup. You can reduce or increase the measurement. If increasing, be sure to add more Half and Half and tomatoes to maintain the ratio.
  6. To save time, purchase the roasted red peppers in a jar.
A green bowl with soup with a green napkin, a can of diced tomatoes and cracked black pepper container behind the soup
Tomato Basil Orzo Soup Topped with Cracked Black pepper

Making Tomato Orzo Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Who loves a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup? The ultimate comfort food and a childhood favorite. How about trying a modern version of this classic soup and sandwich combo. Let me tell you – it is awesome! And so easy. While reheating your Tomato Orzo Soup, make your favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Let it cool for a minute or two then cut into small chunks and top your soup! The picture of the below soup has more Half and Half than the recipe documents; which results in the lighter color.

A bowl of soup topped with grilled cheese croutons in a green bowl with a green napkin
Tomato Orzo Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Making 30-Minute Tomato Orzo Soup Recipe

I first enjoyed this delicious soup at Wegmans and instantly fell in love. I make mine different than they do; but if you have a Wegmans near you be sure to check out their homemade soups! Tomato Orzo Soup is easy to make recipe and can be on the dinner table in 30-minutes. 

  • Start with dicing the carrots, onions, and celery.
  • Add Olive Oil to a large soup pan and heat.
  • Add onions, carrots, and celery cooking for a few minutes.
  • Chop the garlic and open the canned tomatoes.
  • Add chopped garlic and cook for two minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock and season to taste with salt and pepper. Increase the temperature to bring to a boil. While the tomato broth is cooking, chop the red peppers.
  • Add red peppers and pasta. On a medium-high heat, cook for 10 minutes. Stir periodically to keep the pasta loose. Cook until the pasta is firm but tender.
  • Temper the cream: Pour cream into a medium bowl or glass measuring cup. Add some of the hot soup to slowly raise the cream’s temperature.
  • Add cream mixture to soup and fold in the fresh basil torn into small pieces.
  • Ladle into a soup bowl topping with more fresh basil. Serve with a side of hot cheesy bread or top with Grilled Cheese Croutons

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Soup in a bowl topped with fresh basil and a green napkin on the side

30-Minute Tomato Orzo Soup

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Enjoy this 30-minute, One-Pot Tomato Orzo Soup! One sip of this soup instantly warms and nourishes the body. While the soup is cooking, a wonderful tomato aroma fills the kitchen. Enjoy the bright, sweet smell of freshly chopped Basil.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tomato Orzo Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Bernice
Cost: $2.00 a bowl

Equipment

  • Cutting board and knife
  • Large soup pot
  • Glass measuring cup

Ingredients

Veggie Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Carrots dice
  • 1/2 cup Onions dice
  • 1/2 cup Celery dice
  • 1 tbsp Garlic chopped

Tomatoes and Stock Ingredients

  • 56 oz. Canned Tomatoes such as: Roma Tomatoes, crushed tomatoes
  • 32 oz. Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper

Soup Ingredients

  • 12 oz Roasted Red Peppers chopped
  • 1 cup Orzo Soup Pasta

Final Ingredients

  • 1 cup Light Cream
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Basil Torn into small pieces

Instructions

Soup Preparation

  • Dice the carrots, onions, and celery.
  • Add Olive Oil to a large soup pot. Heat and then add carrots, onions, celery. Cook, until while chopping the garlic.
  • Add chopped garlic. Cook 2 minutes to release the flavors.
  • Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock and season to taste with salt and pepper. Increase the temperature to bring to a boil. While the tomato broth is cooking, chop the red peppers.
  • Add red peppers and pasta. On a medium-high heat, cook for 10 minutes. Stir periodically to keep the pasta loose. Cook until the pasta is firm but tender.
  • Temper the cream: Pour cream into a medium bowl or glass measuring cup. Add some of the hot soup to slowly raise the cream’s temperature.
  • Add cream mixture to soup and fold in the fresh basil torn into small pieces.
  • Ladle into soup bowls. Top with fresh basil and serve with hot crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate based upon serving size and toppings.
Tips
  1. Fresh Basil is perfect for this soup. Consider tearing the basil when adding to the soup over cutting to save time.
  2. If freezing the soup, do not add the Half and Half and fresh basil. Milk products do not always freeze well with the soup separating when thawed. Instead add the Half and Half and fresh basil when serving.
  3. There is some heat to this soup with the cracked black pepper. Add more cracked black pepper when serving to individualize the experience for those enjoying the soup.
Nutrition Facts
30-Minute Tomato Orzo Soup
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 1611mg70%
Potassium 787mg22%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3826IU77%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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