Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Lindsey Lower 
Serves 4

Orzo and shrimp star in quick and easy weeknight Shrimp Marinara Soup with Crumbled Feta.

How to Make It

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add oregano, pepper, and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Add stock and 1/2 cup water to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in orzo; cook 6 minutes or until al dente. Stir in marinara and shrimp; cook 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Place 1 1/2 cups soup in each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley and 1 tablespoon crumbled feta.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


December 28, 2016
This soup comes together so easily and is rich with flavor.  Leftovers kept in the fridge were delicious.  I used sherry in place of wine b/c that's what I had on hand.  Used homemade marinara based on CL's Basic Marinara recipe, and I think that had a lot to do with the rich yumminess of this soup.  It's a thick soup (almost like stew), so it probably wouldn't be a travesty if extra water or stock found its way into the soup, but I don't know if it's worth messing with a good thing.

Soooo good!

September 11, 2015
Quick and easy to make and unbelievably tasty! My husband and I loved it and I will make it again. It's so good that I would have no problem serving this soup to company. Be sure to use a good marinara sauce (I used Emeril's) or use your own.

JoanneKA's Review

July 18, 2014

erikisst's Review

June 18, 2014
I can't believe how easy this was! The fact it was so tasty was so awesome. It is now a weeknight regular! The second best part is it includes ingredients that are all staples in my house!

stguinefort's Review

May 24, 2014
Easy to make and delicious!

tjarvis's Review

May 18, 2014

LDombeck's Review

May 04, 2014
Really easy and good. Another reviewer said the quality of marinara probably made a difference, but I simply used Target brand traditional pasta sauce and it was still really good. So maybe even better with a nicer sauce. Mine was less thick than the picture. My 5 yr old who HATES all soup even loved this. We omitted the feta b/c we don't like it. The simple lemon salad on the side was simple, but a solid basic salad.

pinkbadgers's Review

April 24, 2014
We thought this recipe was outstanding -- and will even serve it to guests in the future. The quality of the marinara sauce use probably makes a difference in flavor; we used Newman's Own Cabernet Marinara with excellent results. Doubled the recipe (though forgot to double the shrimp) which resulted in enough soup for 4 large main dish servings. In the future, will even try using this recipe as a base but adding shredded chicken instead of shrimp for a cheaper variety, topping with a different cheese...I think it could be very versatile!

omnipotent75's Review

April 16, 2014
Quick and easy but truly delicious!