A lighter but filling soup. Easy to make. I found the red pepper a bit too hot for my taste, and so I might sub some roasted tomato or Italian seasoned turkey sausage next time. And there will be a next time.
Changes: Forget that water! Water just leaches flavor from soup. I used four cups of SproutsMarket Turkey stock, no water. Just keep the lid on while the orzo is gently cooking, and it won't evaporate much. Use those Italian turkey sausages that are in every market instead of ground turkey. Add more of a Greek profile with a tsp. of fennel seeds, a tsp. of dried mint. Use fire-roasted tomatoes. I also put in a few marinated artichoke hearts. With those flavor boosters, this was really good. Served with a romaine salad featuring kalamata olives, feta cheese, croutons, and cucumbers.
Great recipe, my entire family liked it. Unfortunately no leftovers! My orzo too longer to cook than the recipe recommended so I had to add more chicken stock to keep the soup from being too dry. Will make again.
I love this soup but have made a few adjustments - I add broccoli stems, fresh corn, fire-roasted diced tomatoes (instead of regular), whichever greens look good in the supermarket (chard the last time) and brown rice or quinoa instead of orzo. I make a big pot and eat it for lunch for the week - I look forward to it every day :)
We used Italian-spiced ground turkey. Couldn't find whole wheat orzo so used regular and I only had dried oregano on hand. Will definitely make again. A sprinkling of parm on top would be a nice touch.
Very tasty - but we did sub in hot Italian turkey sausage for the ground turkey, which I think made all the difference.
Like another said: it's a solid recipe, but not extraordinary unless you use a special sausage or something.
VERY GOOD. While making it (hmmm...not enought meat) but after you add the spinach (and I did use more) it really is a substantial meal!
Very good! Only changes I made were to add more mushrooms and Imused 1 pound of ground turkey. Will definitely make this soup again.
I've made this soup twice now. The first time I made it because I was scrambling to figure out something for dinner and I had all the ingredients. I didn't have particularly high expectations for it. Family loved it though. Super simple to put together, healthy and tasty. We'll be making this one regularly.
We really liked this soup. Put in more mushrooms than it called for as we like them. Very tasty, will definitely make again. Very easy and fast. Didn't make the grape and feta salad.
Very bland soup despite all the ingredients. Crushed pepper gave it heat but it didn't balance the soup out very well.
Just made this soup last night on a cold, blustery Sunday - good thing I didn't try it for a weeknight. IF you have all the ingredients "prepped" ahead of time, then yes, this recipe doesn't take more than the prescribed 35 minutes. I wouldn't really say it was "quick" - easy, absolutely. I made a few changes: 1) swapped spinach for kale (what I had on hand), 2) added 8 oz of mushrooms, 3) Added some fresh pecorino-romano (1/4 cup) to the whole soup. I suspect it would have been slightly bland had I not done this addition. Overall, it was a tasty soup, but not as filling as I would have liked. Good recipe, but not something I would consider making again; too many other similar C.L. recipes (Sausage, Kale and Tuscan Bean Ragout namely) that are easier / faster and tasty. Not a bad recipe, just not memorable for me.
Quick. Easy. Delicious. Made a few changes: I used fire roasted diced tomatoes, an entire package of Italian Turkey Sausage which i tried to cut up but this was softer than regular sausage so it I ended up taking the casing off and just putting in chunks, 4 cups of broth, 1 cup of water and regular orzo. Served with a nice sized piece of delicious bread to dunk. My husband is not a soup eater and he actually didn't want this for dinner. He thought it was delicious.
Outstanding recipe! The second time I made it I used spicy chicken sausage and 1 cup of tomato sauce. Also good. A big hit in my house. Yum!
Everyone really liked it-- even the kids, which doesn't happen a lot in my world. I used ground chicken instead of turkey.
Quick, easy, healthy and delicious! I used fire roasted diced tomatoes, and Italian turkey sausage, which added more flavor. I also increased the amount of chicken stock. Served with salad and parmesan bread sticks.
delicious and flavorful
Nothing extra ordinary about it, but it's a good, quick, weeknight meal for a cold evening. I used the whole 1.25 pound package of ground turkey and left it in big chunks (like a meatball soup). Served with warmed multi-grain bread.
Nice soup. Orzo got a little mushy so I'd cook it a minute or two less next time.
SO Good! Easy and great-tasting!