I just love orzo. Growing up, it was a staple in our home, and this dish was one of my favorites. My mom would combine tomato soup, homemade turkey stock, and orzo. It was just one of those perfect dishes, comforting and delicious! My kids love it as much as I did and it is still a favorite of mine this time of year.
It is a perfect weeknight meal and super easy to make. You can make it with homemade or store bought stock and soup, depending on your time constraints. It also freezes well, which is a big plus.
- 1 lb. orzo
- 3 cups tomato soup
- 4 1/2 cups turkey stock (you can substitute chicken broth or stock if needed)
- 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
- salt, garlic powder, and sugar to taste (see instructions for information on why amounts aren't provided)
- cheese to finish (Feta, Asiago, Parmesan, or Romano work well)
# 1 This is a great make-ahead meal and is perfect for entertaining guests. Make the stock and tomato soup and freeze or make a day or 2 ahead and store in the fridge. Make the orzo up to 2-3 days ahead and store in the fridge, or freeze it for longer storage. Combine all ingredients when ready to eat and cook according to directions.
# 2 Make your own tomato soup and/or turkey stock (it is great made with turkey wings). You can make both ahead of time and store in the fridge, or freeze for longer storage.
# 3 Don’t reduce as much and serve as a soup.
I am excited to share this yummy dish at Fiesta Friday # 208!