As the leaves begin to fall and the days grow cooler, there's nothing quite like a comforting bowl of tomato soup to welcome the cozier seasons of fall and winter. In this recipe, we take the classic tomato soup to a whole new level by adding orzo pasta and our specialty pesto, creating a heartwarming dish that will keep you warm and satisfied during the chilly months ahead. Let's dive into the simple steps to create this seasonal masterpiece.
- 1 can of spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup orzo pasta
- Our specialty pesto (to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Begin the Flavorful Base:
- In a large pot, set over medium to low heat, combine the spaghetti sauce, chicken broth, dried rosemary, dried thyme, minced garlic, and olive oil.
- Allow the mixture to gently heat and bring it to a simmer. Stir occasionally to infuse the flavors together.
Add the Orzo Pasta:
- Once the mixture starts to simmer, add the orzo pasta to the pot.
- Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook the orzo for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until it becomes tender. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
Season to Perfection:
- As the orzo cooks, taste the soup and season with salt and pepper according to your preference. Adjust the seasoning to suit your taste.
Incorporate Our Specialty Pesto:
- Once the orzo pasta is perfectly cooked, remove the pot from the heat.
- To elevate the flavor profile, add our specialty pesto to the soup to taste. You can start with a small amount and add more if desired. Stir well to ensure the pesto blends evenly into the soup.
Serve and Savor:
- Ladle the tomato soup with orzo into bowls, embracing the warmth and comfort of the season.
- Optionally, garnish with an extra drizzle of pesto or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for an added burst of flavor.
- Serve piping hot, and relish the delightful combination of flavors that will keep you cozy all fall and winter long.
Conclusion: This Tomato Soup with Orzo Pasta, featuring our specialty pesto, is the perfect way to embrace the changing seasons. As autumn leaves fall and winter's chill sets in, warm your heart and soothe your soul with each spoonful of this comforting soup. Whether you're enjoying a quiet evening at home or hosting a gathering with loved ones, this recipe will bring a touch of warmth and elegance to your table. So, prepare your ingredients, simmer up a pot of this seasonal delight, and let the flavors of fall and winter envelop you in a cozy embrace.