Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup

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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 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:)

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

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup

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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes

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
  • 1 cup cooked Orzo pasta we use whole wheat orzo

Instructions

  1. 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. 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. 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.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Oh….this was the best Tomato soup we have had it was definately delicious and the fact that it didnt have those calories there made us enjoy it more.

  2. I made this for dinner tonight. Great soup and very easy. Have you ever frozen leftovers or would the yogurt make that a bad idea?

  3. Thank you for the weekly meal plan. 🙂 I made this tonight and it was delicious, despite the fact that I used crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes without realizing until I had already dumped it in. Very satisfying meal and came together quickly. Would definitely make this again.

  4. This was delicious!!!! I had to use up some full fat (sorry) plain Greek yogurt and this did the trick. It did make alot – can or do you recommend freezing some? wondering since it is a creamy soup. Thanks for the recipe = first time visitor here!

  5. Maria,

    With the weather cooling down, I’ve been on a soup kick! I’m a picky eater but love tomato soup and this seems like a great spin-off. I made homemade chicken noodle soup last night and am going to try this recipe out this weekend. Thank you for making a simple soup that will please my picky taste buds!

    Maggie
    http://www.pleasedontmakemeeatthat.com

  6. The family just got done eating this one. I used heavy cream since I don’t have any yogurt on hand. Served it with grilled cheese. A big hit! Thank you for another recipe to bring my family to the table.

  7. I didn’t have any plain Greek yogurt, but I had fat free sour cream and it was still awesome. Will try with Greek yogurt next time. It’s hard to find a tomato soup that doesn’t taste like marinara sauce, so this is perfect! Add a grilled cheese for a great diner. Thanks for your hard work!

  8. 5 stars
    This looks awesome and I’m going to make it as soon as the weather cools off some. I would like very much to know the nutrition information, I have to limit sodium, potassium and phosphorus. I’m going to make it anyway but the nutritional profile would be so helpful! Thank you

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