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Everyday Orzo with Sausage and Fresh Herbs


"Rice-shaped pasta (orzo) made more flavorful by cooking in Swanson® Chicken Broth. This recipe has unlimited possibilities for adding flavors, which makes this the perfect side dish with any meal."
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30 m servings 524 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Add orzo and stir until it begins to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Add chives and oregano; stir. Pour in Swanson Chicken Broth.
  2. Bring to a low boil; reduce heat, cover, and let simmer over low heat until pasta is al dente, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Top with parsley.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This dish is wonderful with eggs too! It has unlimited variations and is so, so easy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 524 calories; 22.7 g fat; 57.9 g carbohydrates; 22.6 g protein; 66 mg cholesterol; 1267 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Love this recipe. It is also good with all kinds of sausages. So nice to have a recipe that seems creamy but no actual dairy was needed (except for butter which I used a substitute).

I really loved this recipe, however I used what I had on hand which was fresh rosemary, Tyme, chives and only mozzarella. I added a chicken thigh (cooked in the butter fist with salt, pepper and...

Turned out really good. Only addition was a half of chicken breast diced, browned with sausage to make it more of a main dish. I made four servings which called for 1 and a half cups of orzo. ...