Italian Turkey Mushroom Orzo Soup


Italian Turkey mushroom Orzo Soup @createdbydiane Before I know it the weather will be cooling off and it’ll be time to grab a jacket as soon as the sun goes under.

This is a quick and easy meal that is ready within 30 minutes. Tell me…

you like that as much as I do, right?

Weeknights are getting busier and busier, and dinner needs to get on the table faster!

We’ve been eating a lot more ground turkey lately and this was a great recipe for ground turkey.

If you are hooked on ground beef, by all means you can use it in this dish and it will be delicious too.

I remember eating lots and lots of soups when I was young. Soup has always been a favorite of mine.

I’m glad my family likes it. They are typically easy to make and in a short time you have a hearty hot meal on the table.

This is one of those meals!

Soup is comfort food at its best if you ask me.

Some days soup seems to be the fixer.

It’ll fix a bad mood on a busy night,

it’ll get you all to sit at the table and enjoy a meal together.

It’s a family fixer…yep they should market soup that way.

You don’t see people standing up and hurrying out the door with a bowl of soup now do you?

Ok, now that I fixed family dinner time, what else can I do?…



ok, I guess it’s time for the recipe.

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Get everything ready before you begin.

A huge time saver when making soup is having the stock hot.

Before you start cutting the vegetables heat the stock in a pot on the stove. This saves time rather than trying to WAIT for the liquid to boil later when you want the pasta to cook.

Really there is NOTHING worse than waiting for things to come to a boil. Is there? It always seems to take forever when you need it in a hurry.


5.0 from 4 reviews
Italian Turkey Mushroom Orzo Soup
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup sliced peppers
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup orzo pasta
  • ¼ cup Lemon Oregano Sauce (Kraft Recipe Makers Chicken Cacciatore)
  • ½ cup Tomato Italian Herb Cooking Sauce (Kraft Makers Chicken Cacciatore)
  • Grated Romano Cheese for serving
  1. In small pot heat chicken stock until it comes to a boil.
  2. In large pot, brown ground turkey with onion.
  3. Add peppers and mushrooms and stir.
  4. Then add lemon oregano sauce.
  5. Pour in hot chicken stock.
  6. Add orzo and stir.
  7. Cook 8-9 minutes until pasta is tender.
  8. Stir in Tomato Italian Herb Cooking Sauce.
  9. Add grated Romano cheese on top of each bowl of soup.

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Dinner in under 30 minutes, YIPPEE!

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This is a hearty soup. I just love the mushrooms, peppers and onions It’s all fresh and delicious.



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  1. 7

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says

    What a great soup for fall. Starting to cool off a little bit, and this is perfect! Sharing on my FB page this week!

  2. 21

    Wild Orchid says

    I would use the sweet and sour chicken mix to make sweet and sour meatballs!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. 23

    Carolsue says

    I would try creating Sweet & Sour Chicken Tacos, one of my favorite recipes!
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  4. 29

    LAMusing says

    I’d make the Sweet and Sour shrimp with the Sesame Ginger simmer sauce and the Sweet and Sour Pineapple finishing sauce. I’d add chunks of pineapple and snap peas. The sauce would also be great with a bit of tomato sauce and brown sugar to make sweet and sour BBQ lamb ribs!

  5. 30

    Norma says

    I like to make casseroles – the lemon oregano sauce in the Chicken Cacciatore could also be used to grill greek chicken breasts sprinkled with feta. I’d use the other sauce on pasta, add zucchini or eggplant and bake the whole thing as a casserole.


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