Orzo with Cranberries & Sausage Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups, uncooked Original Orzo
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 lb mild sausage links
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage


  • Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray; heat to medium.
  • Add sausage and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until browned, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove sausage from skillet and chop into ¼ inch pieces. Return sausage to skillet with onion.
  • Stir in orzo, chicken broth, orange juice, cranberries, and sage; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer (covered), until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Toss and serve.
Adapted from National Pasta Association