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One Pot Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken Sausage

Preparation 0:10 2017-04-30T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:15 2017-04-30T00:15:00+00:00 Serves serves 4-6     adjust servings

This one pot Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken Sausage is perfect for BBQs, potlucks, and parties. Serve it as a side dish or a light lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup bell pepper (red/orange/yellow), diced
  • 3/4 cup corn kernals
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 chicken sausages, quartered and sliced
  • 1/3 cup orzo, uncooked
  • 1 1/3 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 3/4 cup fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta

Instructions

In a large pan or pot, add a little oil and saute garlic, onion, mushroom, peppers, corn, beans and chicken sausage over medium high heat for 5 minutes.
Add uncooked orzo and 1 cup broth. Bring liquid to a boil and cook 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 more minutes, stirring frequently.
Add spinach and remaining 1/3 cup broth and cook until wilted- about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes and feta.
Serve cold (or warm/room temperature if desired).

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Recipe Notes

Feel free to add extra vegetables or chicken sausage if you want. To make it vegetarian, sub beans or tofu for the chicken sausage.
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