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Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup made with Greek Yogurt from

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

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:)

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Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup made with Greek Yogurt-recipe from

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!


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


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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107 Responses to “Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup”

  1. Melanie — February 16, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Soup eater… Silly auto correct

  2. Two Peas — February 16, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    It sure does! Ate some for lunch yesterday!

  3. JulieD — February 16, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    This looks so good, Maria!! So comforting.

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

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

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

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

  6. Mercedes — February 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    I am making this tonight and cannot wait!

  7. I love orzo & I am sure it is great in this soup! Loved hearing from you at the BYB Conference this weekend! Thanks for the food blogging tips :)

  8. Maple — February 18, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Can you use fresh tomatos or is canned the only way to go? Want to make this tonight, looks good!!!!

  9. Two Peas — February 18, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    You can use fresh tomatoes. Enjoy!

  10. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 18, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Tomato soup is pure comfort food and this one looks amazing!

  11. Mollie Blades — February 18, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    You have out done yourself with this fast and easy soup.
    I have loved all your recipes and so appreciate your blog.
    Keep up the good work

  12. Blair @ The Seasoned Mom — February 19, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    This looks great. I can’t wait to make it. I love the idea of using greek yogurt to add the creamy texture. I think that I’ll use ravioli or tortellini in my version, which my kids would love. Thanks!

  13. Jessie G — February 19, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    Looks delish! I tried buying the ingredients so I could make this, but couldn’t find Orzo in my local grocery store. Is there a store that usually carries it? Is it usually in a section other than the pasta section? Or did I just totally miss it? 😉

  14. Two Peas — February 19, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I never have trouble finding it. It is always right by the pasta. We sometimes buy it in the bulk bins too.

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  16. Christina — February 21, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    looks yummy! planning on trying it tonight! would a dash of lemon juice throw off the flavor too much? something about lemon & orzo seems to go together for me…

  17. Two Peas — February 21, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    You can add some lemon juice. I think it would taste good!

  18. jodi — February 22, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    maria, made this wednesday night for dinner. enjoyed by all. :0) thanks for the easy, healthy recipe!! (and yes, it heated up fine for dinner last night…)

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  20. this sounds delightful! i am going to try this recipe out on wednesday….will report back :)

  21. Melissa — February 25, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    Looks awesome! It’s been on my “to make” list for awhile. I finally put it on my dinner menu for this week and I’m excited to try it out!

  22. Michelle — February 28, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    I just made this soup and it is delicious. I had all of the ingredients in the house except for the fresh basil–so I substituted dried and it is still delicious. And very simple! Thanks

  23. zerrin — March 3, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    I LOVE creamy tomato soup, but never tried it with orzo and yogurt in it before! Sounds like a perfect combination! I never add sugar to soups, is there a special reason why you use sugar in this tomato soup?

  24. Two Peas — March 3, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    The sugar cuts the acid in the tomatoes and Josh doesn’t like the “tang” of yogurt, so I added in a little sugar. You can always leave it out!

  25. Julia — March 5, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    What a great idea to use orzo, it looks amazing! will def be trying it out!

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  27. Maggie — March 7, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Made this last night but added abc pasta to make it fun for my son! Very easy and tasty!

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  30. Menaka — October 7, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    Made this today for my family and I thought my picky kids (ages 4, 3 and 2) won’t eat it but nope. They ate every last drop; even my husband was amazed!!!
    Thank you so much for the recipe.

  31. Two Peas — October 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    You are welcome! Glad you liked the soup!

  32. Julia — October 11, 2013 @ 5:48 am

    This soup is my new favorite! I roasted my own tomatoes, so I only needed one can of diced. I splurged and used heavy cream instead of Greek yogurt, and it was delicious!

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  34. Jemma — October 24, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Just made this for lunch – totally delicious – thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  36. Bridget — November 3, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Just made this! Delicious and easy!

  37. Terry — November 10, 2013 @ 1:57 am

    I just found your blog and love, love, love it. So much good stuff to try!! Do you think this could be frozen (because of the yogurt) and the orzo added when it’s actually served so as to not get so glumpy (my made up word for too thick with noodles, pasta etc.)?

  38. Liana — November 12, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    Is it unwise to use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth? I have only chicken :(

  39. Brittany R. — November 20, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    My boyfriend was recently put on a low cholesterol diet, so I’ve been struggling to find recipes that are heart-healthy without making us feel like we’re depriving ourselves. This cozy comforting soup was JUST the ticket! My guy is a firm believer that soup is not a meal, but the orzo in this soup makes it so hearty and filling that he devoured it and never once complained. I just loved this soup; it’s fast and easy and will become a staple in our house.

  40. Jen kroll — November 21, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    Just found your blog and loving it
    What would you substitute to make it dairy free?

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