Savory, light and healthy Tomato Basil Orzo Soup with delicious little pasta’s and basil flavor throughout – ready in just 30 minutes!
Are you one of the lucky ducks that was graced by a giant storm this weekend? If you’ve been hanging out on Instagram for even two minutes the past couple of days then you’ve seen snow galore across the country. We got a storm. Not a blizzard, but we have several inches of fluffy white stuff in our front yard and I spent 90 percent of my Sunday afternoon in fuzzy socks and my favorite sweater looking out the window at it.
Isn’t that the the definition of soup weather?
I love tomato basil something fierce and I’ve now discovered I love it even more laced with orzo pasta. If you’ve ever tried the Zupas Cafe version then you probably already knew that tomato basil and orzo go together like chocolate and cake. But I’m a little late to the game on this one. Forgive me and join me for a very large bowl of this heavenly soup mmkay?
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup packed basil leaves, finely chopped
- 2 30-ounce cans tomato sauce
- 2 cups chicken broth OR vegetable broth
- 2 cups heavy cream OR fat free half and half
- 2 cups cooked orzo pasta
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and basil and saute til fragrant.
Add tomato sauce, broth, and milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for about 10 minutes.
Stir in orzo and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with additional basil if desired and serve.