Smoked Sausage & Orzo


Smoked Sausage & Orzo

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 12oz Italian style smoked chicken sausage

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 1 tbs minsed garlic

  • 1 cup orzo

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese


  • Slice the sausage into rounds.
  • To a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat add the oil once the oil is hot add the sliced sausage and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are a nice golden color.
  • Add the minced garlic, orzo, salt, pepper, and chili flakes stir together and let cook for 1-2 minutes or until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add in the broth, stir everything together. Bring up to a simmer and let simmer covered for 10-12 minutes stirring frequently so the orzo doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the parmesan cheese stir to melt the cheese down and enjoy.

Recipe Video


  1. This is now on our menu for next week ~ it looks so delicious! I think you forgot to put the broth in the ingredients list.

  2. Julia, Dear~~I do not keep a microscope or even a magnifying glass in my kitchen, so I can not read the seemingly delicious recipes I’ve printed from your Tasty One Pot Meals video presentation because the type is waaaay too small for my old eyes to read…even though I wear prescription glasses. I feel that increasing the size of the type of the recipes you share with us would be a very good idea. Thank you. — Sunny Belisle 🙂 <3

    • Sunny, that sounds like something you’ll have to fiddle with through your computer printer settings. When I click “print” on these recipes I have the choice to increase the print page size by percentages. I actually shrink mine to 50% to fit my recipe folder! Hope that helps you a little.

  3. Just made this for dinner tonight and used chicken apple sausage cuz that’s all I had…it turned out really good!! Hubby loved it too 🙂

  4. Our family loved this recipe, although we did tone down the chili flakes just a bit as it was a little too hot for a couple of our family members. Keep the great recipes coming. I love them.

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