Italian Sausage Orzo Oven Bake Recipe

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Italian Sausage Orzo Oven Bake

Sher Bird

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@Litehouse9

Great quick dinner for a busy night... enjoy with a green salad, some garlic bread and maybe a glass of red wine.


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Serves:

5-6

Prep:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 ea 28 oz can(s)
diced tomatoes (can use "fire roasted" if you desire)
3/4 c
chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
1 lb
italian sausage links, cut into 1/2" rounds
2
yellow or white onions, chopped
1 tsp
olive oil
2 tsp
dried italian seasoning
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1-1/2 c
uncooked orzo pasta
3/4 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 c
shredded fresh parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
** Preheat Oven to 400 deg. F.
** Place Italian sausages, onions and bell pepper in a shallow 9x13” or so oven baking dish. Drizzle with little bit of olive oil.
2
** Bake for one hour. Remove from oven and drain off any fat.
** Drain canned tomatoes, saving juice
** Mix together chicken, beef, or veggie broth plus juice from tomatoes to equal 3 cups
** Add drained tomatoes, 3 cups broth/tomato mixture, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Stir and scrape to release any browned bits on bottom of pan.
3
** Bake mixture about 15 min. until broth/tomato "juice" boils
** Add orzo to pan, stir to blend and incorporate orzo well into the hot liquid in pan.
** Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake about 20 additional minutes until liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender.
** Remove from oven, uncover. Sprinkle top with shredded cheese. Bake for 2 minutes more, uncovered, until cheese melts.