One-Pot Creamy Orzo with Chicken Sausage

This creamy orzo with chicken sausage dish is an easy 30-minute weeknight meal that is fully customizable to your palate!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 394kcal
Author Julie Wampler


  • 1/2 large zucchini, sliced into round discs then quartered
  • 4 oz white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 fully-cooked chicken sausage links, sliced into round discs then quartered, any brand
  • 1 1/2 cup orzo
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 7 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • Splash of heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a large pot, over medium high heat, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil and add in the garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the onions and zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sausage. Cook until mushrooms have reduced in size, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the orzo to the pot and toast it for about minute, stirring constantly. Gently add the chicken stock, bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to low and cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until orzo has cooked through. Stir in the diced tomatoes and add the splash of cream (about 1 tbsp). The mixture should still be creamy because of the starch from the orzo. If it is still a bit runny, you can cover and let it cook for another 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Creamy Orzo with Chicken Sausage
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g