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One Pot Chicken Sausage & Orzo

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 382 1 serving

There's something really comforting about this One Pot Chicken Sausage & Orzo recipe.  The rice-sized orzo pasta cooks up creamy like risotto, in a white wine-tomato cream sauce to make it even more rich and delicious.  And it's really simple to make.  Just brown some Italian-style chicken sausage, then sauté the uncooked orzo in the same pan, with dry white wine.  Add the thick and chunky tomato three cheese sauce and some savory broth and simmer until the orzo is tender and creamy.  Stir in kale for beautiful color and a veggie boost and dinner is ready!  One Pot Chicken Sausage & Orzo is great served with some Parmesan cheese or add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper for a little heat and some warm crusty bread on the side.


  • 11 ounces fully-cooked Italian-style chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8 ounces uncooked orzo pasta (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Chunky Tomato & Three Cheese Italian Sauce
  • 2 cups Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth or water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces chopped kale leaves (stems removed) or baby spinach


  • Tips

    • Also great with shrimp or chicken!  Substitute 1 pound uncooked shrimp (21/25 count per pound), peeled and deveined or skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cubed.
  • Step 1

    Season the sausage with salt and pepper.  Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the sausage and cook until browned.  Remove from the skillet, cover and keep warm.

  • Step 2

    Add the onion and red pepper to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until the onion is tender.

  • Step 3

    Add the orzo and stir to coat with the oil.  Add the wine and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until the wine is absorbed.  Add the sauce and broth and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Cook for 10 minutes or until the orzo is tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4

    Add the heavy cream and kale and cook and stir until the kale is wilted.  Stir in the sausage.  Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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Calories 382
Total Fat 12 g
Sat. Fat 3.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 772 mg
Total Carb 46 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 11 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 11 %DV
Iron 19 %DV
Potassium 17 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.