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Baked Orzo With Tomatoes And Sausage

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Baked Orzo with Tomatoes and Sausage is a simple and easy dish for entertaining as long as it’s assembled in advance and can be baked off just before your guests arrive. Try out this amazing Italian main dish with the sausages, tomatoes, celery, fresh basil, onions, fresh mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano. Enjoy!!
  Cooked orzo pasta 1 Pound
  Sweet sausage links 4
  Celery ribs 2 , small dice
  Onion 1 Medium, small dice
  Oregano 1 Pinch
  San marzano plum tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 can)
  Roma tomatoes 8 , roast
  Fresh mozzarella 2 Cup (32 tbs), cubed (Leave 3 slices of Mozzarella cut into strips for garnish on top of the casserole)
  Fresh basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded
  Parmigiano reggiano cheese To Taste
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Cayenne pepper To Taste
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1) Begin by browning the sausage and breaking it up in small pieces, and set the sausage aside.
2) Cut the fresh Roma tomatoes in half and place them on a baking sheet. Then drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
3) Roast until brown and caramelized about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Then set the tomatoes aside.

4) In a saute pan heat olive oil. Then sweat the onions and celery together until soft. Season with salt and pepper and add flour to coat the vegetables.
5) Add the San Marzano tomatoes, break the tomatoes up with a spoon but leave the tomatoes chunky. Then add the chicken stock, and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
6) In a bowl combine the cooked orzo, sausage and the cooked San Marzano tomatoes and taste for seasoning.
7) Add the cayenne pepper, basil, the roasted tomatoes, the cubed mozzarella, the grated cheese to taste.
8) Correct the seasoning for salt and pepper. Place in a medium oiled casserole dish and evenly distribute the mixture.
9) Place slices of mozzarella diagonally on the top and Bake 20 min at 350 degrees

10) Serve warm with a glass of wine and emjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 576 Calories from Fat 195

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.5%

Saturated Fat 8.1 g40.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.4 mg14.1%

Sodium 405.4 mg16.9%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26.2%

Sugars 12.1 g

Protein 26 g52.1%

Vitamin A 43.4% Vitamin C 46.7%

Calcium 11.8% Iron 11.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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