1 ea 28 oz can(s)diced tomatoes (can use "fire roasted" if you desire)
3/4 cchicken, beef, or vegetable broth
1 lbitalian sausage links, cut into 1/2" rounds
2yellow or white onions, chopped
1 tspolive oil
2 tspdried italian seasoning
1/4 tspgarlic powder
1-1/2 cuncooked orzo pasta
3/4 cshredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cshredded fresh parmesan cheese
How to Make Italian Sausage Orzo Oven Bake
- ** 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.
- ** 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.
- ** 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.