1 lb Italian Sausage (I used mild but sweet or spicy work as well)
1 lb cherry tomatoes
1 T minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes plus 2 T oil from jar
2 zucchini squash, ends remove and diced
1 1/2 cups dried orzo
3 1/2 cups broth
1 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Arugula and parmesan, for serving
Red pepper flakes would be a delicious addition, I just left out because of my kids!
Heat a few T oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with the back of your spoon until fully cooked through.
Add sun-dried tomatoes, oil from jar, and tomatoes and cook until tomatoes start to burst, stirring frequently, 3-4 minutes.
Next stir in dried orzo, garlic, and zucchini and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Pour in broth, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover for 12-14 minutes, stirring every few minutes, so orzo doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of your pan, until liquid is reduced and orzo is cooked.
Stir in parmesan and balsamic vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve in bowls with more parmesan, red pepper flakes, and arugula. Enjoy!!
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