Sun-dried Tomato, Spinach and Sausage Orzo

This quickly became a family favourite. Nourishing, creamy and packed with color- it got rave reviews here. It’s also a great way to use what’s in season right now ,spinach, and what was preserved from last season, sun dried tomatoes.

Enjoy! Jennifer

Sun-dried Tomato, Spinach and Sausage Orzo

Jennifer Spencer
Creamy and nourishing, this one dish meal makes supper time easy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried or dehydrated tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lb dried orzo pasta
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp dried basil


  • Put dehydrated/sundried tomatoes in hot water to reconstitute.
  • In a preheated cast iron pan, brown the sausage for about 7 minutes on medium. Add the onions, garlic, oregano and thyme and cook another 3 min.
  • Drain tomatoes and chop roughly. Add to pan and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the broth and add the dijon, then bring to a boil.
  • Add the orzo and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in the spinach, add the cream, basil and parmesan.
  • Stir until creamy, then remove from heat. Enjoy!
Keyword creamy, family supper, nourish, one dish, orzo, quick supper, sausage, spinach, tomato

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