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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 151.7
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 459.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Maggie's 1st Day of School Tomato Orzo Soup

Submitted by: XTMONT

Introduction

My step-daughter tried to get me to buy her Spaghetti-O's for her lunch on the first day of school, and I told her that whatever we could make at home would be better. She came up with the flavor combination, even suggesting the thyme! This is a great way to use up leftover tomatoes. My step-daughter tried to get me to buy her Spaghetti-O's for her lunch on the first day of school, and I told her that whatever we could make at home would be better. She came up with the flavor combination, even suggesting the thyme! This is a great way to use up leftover tomatoes.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 tsp olive oil
    3 celery stalks, diced
    2 carrots, diced
    1 medium onion, diced
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
    1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    2 cups fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped
    28oz can low sodium canned tomatoes
    6 oz tomato paste
    28 oz water
    8 oz carrot orange juice (or any other semi-sweet juice)
    2/3 cup dry orzo.

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Directions

In a 5 quart stock pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add celery, carrots, and onions. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add in salt, thyme, and parsley. Add in tomatoes; cook, stirring, until tomatoes begin to soften; about 5 minutes.

Add in canned tomatoes, tomato paste, water and juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until creamy. (If you don't have a immersion blender, you can use a regular blender, working in batches).

Add in orzo, return to a boil, and cook until orzo is doine, about 8-10 minutes.

Makes 8 one cup servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user XTMONT.






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