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Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup made with Greek Yogurt from www.twopeasandtheirpod.com

Do you have a sugar hangover from Valentine’s Day? I feel like I’ve been hit by the sugar train. I don’t know if it was the Cannoli Stuffed French Toast, the Chocolate Turtle Cookies, or all of the desserts we ate at Deer Valley. I need a sugar break, at least for a few hours:)

This Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup is just what the doctor ordered. Especially since I am still thawing out from our ski trip. I need a warm bowl of Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup! And don’t worry, we will post about our Deer Valley trip soon. We had a ton of fun!

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup Recipe from www.twopeasandtheirpod.com

This is hands down my new favorite soup. Josh is probably sick of me talking about it. I just can’t believe how good it is. I usually don’t toot my own horn, but I had to with this soup. It is too good to not talk about. I feel bad that I have been missing it all of my life. I am going to have to make up for lost time by making it every week.

I love this Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup for many reasons. It is easy to make, and when I say easy, I mean EASY! You can have this soup on your table in less than 30 minutes. No joke!

It is also good for you. Usually, when you see the word creamy, it doesn’t mean healthy. I promise I am not lying. The creamy part of this soup comes from Greek yogurt. There is no heavy cream involved at all. I stirred in Chobani plain Greek yogurt to create a creamy texture. It is CHO good!

I also added in orzo pasta to bulk the soup up. And good tomato soup has to have fresh basil, it’s a must! I love everything about this soup. It is creamy, satisfying, and warms the soul!

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup is my new favorite soup. Have I told you that yet? :) Ok, I will stop talking about it, as long as you promise me you will make it. Go now! And tell all of your friends:)

And did you know February is National Grapefruit Month? Check out my guest post at Cafe Zupas for 10 tasty grapefruit recipes!

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup made with Greek Yogurt-recipe from www.twopeasandtheirpod.com

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Creamy tomato soup made with Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream. This healthy soup also has orzo pasta and fresh basil. It is favorite at our house!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
3-15 ounce cans diced tomatoes
1-15 ounce can vegetable broth
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (we use Chobani)
1 cup cooked Orzo pasta

Directions:

1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the bay leaves.

2. Add the tomatoes and vegetable broth. Stir in the brown sugar and fresh basil. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, to taste. Simmer on low for 15 minutes.

3. Remove the bay leaves from the pot. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup (or blend the soup in a standing blender and return to the pot). Stir in the Greek yogurt until well combined. Stir in the orzo pasta. Serve warm.

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100 Responses to “Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup”

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    Erica — February 15, 2013 @ 4:12 am

    Youve combined two of my favorites! Tomato soup and orzo. I actually got sick yesterday and had no sugar :(- i need a makeup vday!!

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    Yes, I feel like a sugar hangover! Made chocolate chip cookie bars for my Husband to take to work, but he decided to take one row of them, so when I came home there was the pan of sweet chocolate chip cookie bars! Well I ate about 4, maybe a smidge more pieces! So I am feeling guilty and on a sugar high! lol The soup is a fantastic way to get back on track! Love that it is made with orzo pasta and greek yogurt! Fab dish!!

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    katie — February 15, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Umm this looks and sounds amazing. I love when you can create a super simple soup and then become addicted to it! I’ve done that now a few times!

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    Katiek — February 15, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    My dad just made this for us and it was excellent!
    Cannot wait to try it with the yogurt as he used cream….
    He also slightly blended the soup

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    Jeanette — February 15, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of creamy tomato soup – my boys love it, and I love your healthy twist of adding Greek yogurt.

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    kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts — February 15, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    No sugar hangover here, but I may never boil a ravioli again. Baked (heart-shaped, cheese-filled) ravioli was a revelation.

    This soup looks like an excellent way to use some of the tomatoes I canned in the fall–thanks!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 15, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    My husband absolutely loves tomato soup and I just learned that fact about two months ago. I will try this out for him. Love the orzo!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 15, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    I love the sound of orzo in this, wonderful!

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    Kristy Powell — February 15, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Can you cook the orzo in the soup, rather than separately? It would be nice to have one less pot to wash!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 15th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      You sure can!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — February 15, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Great idea using Greek yogurt instead of cream!

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    marla — February 15, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    I would really like this for lunch today!

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    Andrea M. — February 15, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    This soup looks delicious! Thanks for posting. How do you think quinoa would taste in place of orzo?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 15th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      I haven’t tried quinoa. The texture will be different, but if you like quinoa, I am sure it would be great!

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    HeatherChristo — February 15, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    This soup looks so cozy- exactly what I want to eat today!

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    Christina — February 15, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    This looks so great! I don’t have orzo…wonder if perhaps couscous could replace it? Or maybe go classic with rice?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 15th, 2013 @ 10:39 am

      You could use rice if you don’t have orzo. Enjoy!

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    Chris — February 15, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    This sounds wonderful! I canned quarts and quarts of tomatoes this summer and have been looking for the perfect tomato soup recipe to use some of them. I don’t have any orzo so I think I’ll sub israeli couscous. Can’t wait to try it this weekend. :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 15, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    yum! i love a great tomato soup and i love that you have orzo in it for a more hearty and filling dish!!

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    Jenny Flake — February 15, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I love tomato soup! Looks great!

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    Agilmut — February 15, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Just curious if the yogurt curdles in the soup…I know it doesn’t affect taste when it does but can be kind of…um…funny looking when it does! I like the addition of the yogurt and plan to try the soup!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 15th, 2013 @ 10:39 am

      The yogurt blended right in. Look at the photos in the post to see what it looks like:)

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 15, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I love the pasta added in here! Nice touch…

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — February 15, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Love this – you have the best ideas, Maria!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 15, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    Looks super hearty and delicious

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    Susan — February 15, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    I could eat tomato soup every day! Great idea to use Greek yogurt instead of cream, I bet it’s a nice touch!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 15, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Creamy tomato soup without cream? I love it!

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    this looks great! will definitely try this recipe out

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 15, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Love this idea! This soup sounds awesome!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 15, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    Love that you used Greek yogurt. I’ve been subbing it for recipes with sour cream lately and I always love how things turn out. Looks delicious!

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    Julia — February 15, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    What a great idea adding orzo into this. I haven’t tried making tomato soup using greek yogurt either–can’t wait to try this out!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — February 15, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    Tomato soup is my favorite kind. :) This looks wonderful – I’ve never added orzo to it before!

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    Angie — February 15, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    What a great idea! So filling and comforting!

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    Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — February 15, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    orzo and soup mixed together! I bet it is good!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — February 15, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    What a lovely looking soup, so warm and comforting on these cold winter days.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 15, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Such a lovely, hearty soup for warming to the bone this winter! Great recipe!

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 15, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Oh, this sounds so good, Maria. The perfect thing to help you thaw off after a ski trip!

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    Joanne — February 15, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    am always in need of a good detox soup, especially one that looks as healthy delicious as this!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 15, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    Such comfort! And I love the idea of adding Chobani to it!

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    Melanie — February 16, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    This looks SO good! Does it reheat ok? I’m the only soup water in my household…

    • Two Peas replied: — February 16th, 2013 @ 10:16 am

      It sure does! Ate some for lunch yesterday!

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    Melanie — February 16, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Soup eater… Silly auto correct

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    JulieD — February 16, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    This looks so good, Maria!! So comforting.

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    Lauren@Dallas Duo Bakes — February 16, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Looks amazing! I love healthy alternatives to the classic comfort food.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — February 17, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    Deliciousness! And I love adding yogurt or coconut cream to thicken soups without the added calories!

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